Saturday, November 27, 2010
I am not sure if I have just been burnt out cause of the marathon training, or if I have been having an overall lack of motivation, either way I find myself struggling with nutrition, struggling with exercise, struggling to be motivated. So I have started a baby steps program with myself, where I have to do something for exercise everyday no matter how small, whether it is a few push ups or just marching in place or if it is an all out workout. Last night at work since I didn't get a workout in I did 8000 steps marching in place throughout the night. I could have gotten a whole 10000 but I didn't decide to take action until a few hours into the night. I was sitting there and was feeling bad about not working out (adding to the vicious cycle of low motivation and crappy eating) when I remembered when I started in 2008 working out I started by walking/marching in place. If it gets me moving right. I have been doing p90x strength workouts but need to kick it up a notch but I figure right now I will take a just get through it version over nothing. Today I went paintballing and got home with 20 minutes to spare before I had to start getting ready for work, I hopped on the treadmill and did a mile pushing the speed up a notch every minute. Nutritionally today I haven't been great I had to stop for fast food because of my failure to plan before going paintballing, but I made a wise choice since I am again carrying my Calorie King book with me. I have written all food in my nutrition notebook, and while I don't have a calorie count I at least have it written down. Tomorrow I will work on even better food choices (no fast food) and if I just keep working at little changes every day I will be back to super motivated before I know it. In that spirit I am gonna go knock out 1000 steps.