Sunday, August 05, 2012
Ever since Memorial Day I have really struggled with consistency with my workouts, after 9 solid months of 5+ workouts a week.
When I came back from vacation after Memorial Day, I keep doing this thing where I'll work out consistently for a week, then go a week without working out.
Or I might do 2 workouts a week.
Not good enough.
I feel crappy, I've lost strength, and I just can't get my motivation up.
Then I realized.
Summer is notoriously my lazy season. I've worked out my whole adult life and summer is always so hard for me. There's something about sunshine and warm temperatures that just zaps my energy and makes me lazy. I know that probably sounds a little nuts and most of you probably get that way in the winter when it's cold and dark. But cool temperatures invigorate me and warm temperatures melt me into a puddle of lazy goo.
I actually get this way every summer, but I don't want to. Last week I worked out Sunday and Monday. Last week was a good example of my 2-day a week workout schedule. Yuck.
So here's Sunday again. I got up early, I'm going to the store, and I'm going to work out this morning. I can do this. Even if it's warm and sunny outside.
I think everyone has a time of year where they regularly slack off... is it a season, like me? Or a vacation, or holiday, or maybe a time when work or school gets nuts... what time of year do you have the most trouble with a healthy lifestyle?