Making some changes before motivation drops
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Well, I am going to make some changes to my workout plan for the rest of this month. I was planning on completing Insanity for 4 days a week, but was feeling my motivation dropping. First, I really like the Insanity workout program, and have seen some nice results already from starting it. Insanity is a great workout, but also demands a lot of energy and time (more than any other workout plan I have followed). I have been finding that I just don't have it in me at the end of working a long day, and knowing that I've brought home 2-3 hours more of work to also complete Insanity. I was finding that I was making excuses and avoiding my workout time. I needed to make a change, NOW! I recognize that I don't want to not workout daily, I can't loose my motivation to want to exercise. I needed to recognize that it was the type of workout I was avoiding, not that I wanted to avoid exercise. So I am changing my workout plan.
Here is what I am going to try.... I do still want to give Insanity a fair shake, so I figured out how to work it in. Insanity really demands having a lot of energy going into the workout, bot to get through it and to stay safe while completing this difficult workout. Insanity demands a lot of time (a typical workout is 40 + min, but I normally need to pause a few times throughout to catch my breath and take a little break) so it typically takes me up to an hour to complete.
My plan is to not give up on this, but to work in my Insanity workouts during the weekend and on my days off from work (so I'll still get 12 days of Insanity in for the rest of this month). I will go back to my shorter workouts (Jillian, S90, Firm) during the week. Hopefully this is the answer to my motivation being low the past few days. Hopefully this will allow me to still see good results from workout out, without loosing my motivation to workout. So that's my plan.