Put Some Tools in My Toolbox

one way or another

Last week my motivation was at its lowest. And instead of doing what I know would have helped me (mixing up the workouts, having some fun) I did nothing. Well, that’s not entirely true. I drank a lot of wine, watched a lot of Netflix, and thought a lot about quitting and how that wouldn’t be so bad. Except that I drove in to work one morning behind a car with a 13.1 sticker on it. Mocking me. And Facebook friends wrote about their weekend runs. I was filled with envy! It made me realize that despite my current difficulties and lack of motivation, I still want to run. Soooo I have to figure out how to power through my pity parties.

And here it is Monday and I am chock full of renewed motivation. But I know I need some more tools in my toolbox to get me through these low motivation periods. When I’ve used food logs in the past they have really helped me. They are a pain in the neck, in general, but technology makes the process so much easier. I’ve used Lose It! and it helped me quite a bit. I’m not a huge fan of documenting every calorie, but it really does keep me mindful of whether or not I want to eat that helping of chips or m&ms. I’ve heard really good things about other apps, so I figure I’ll give them a whirl. This week I’m going to try My Fitness Pal and see if I like it any better than Lose It!.

The other app I’m going to use this week is the 10k for Pink Trainer. When I stopped using it back in October-ish I got all the way through week 8 day 2. Not too shabby! Since I have 6 weeks to my 10k (March 16th), I’m going to start this week’s runs on week 8 day 1. I’m really hoping that I will be able to get through it without any issues, but if I have to walk, then so be it. I am so over being bummed out about my current circumstances.

So this week’s workouts will look like this:

Monday – 2.75 mile run

Tuesday – boot camp week 4 day 1

Wednesday – 2.75 mile run

Thursday – boot camp week 4 day 2

Friday – rest

Saturday – 5K (Happy 50th Anniversary Mom and Dad!)

Sunday – crosstrain/rest/track workout?

get out your own way

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