Tuesday, April 30, 2013
I haven't been in an awesome head space lately and I'm using this week as a means to address why. It's hard for me to stop and slow down a lot, which I do believe is part of this, but in addressing my lesser motivation I am also making the conscious effort to be positive.
That being said, here is my positive Monday moment. I've been feeling really tired - mentally and physically - lately for reasons I'm not sure of. I go to sleep at the same time, wake up at the same, etc... I have had some disturbing dreams in the past week that have left me feeling unrested though. As a result this lethargy is translating into my day. Specifically yesterday being a Monday and rainy I wasn't in a go getter frame of mind. Nevertheless I continued on through my day. Despite dragging my feet through work, I dragged them to the gym as well. I slapped a little spearmint on my wrists (wakes up the senses) to try "hop to" and pursued my workout. I elected interval training on the elliptical; given my less than energetic momentum I amped up the intensity. So while I wasn't fast, it was a high resistance and I was sweating. I never had the "poof" and then I had my energy moment, but I did feel strong. I continued on to my strength training and really started to embrace this sense of strength. My leg muscles are firm and steady, I can increase my weight and reps, and everything was smooth. It felt rewarding.
So while I left the gym still mentally tired, my body felt solid and strong and that certainly translates to a positive body image - something I needed AND earned. So my positive Monday moment is a sense of strength and that's how I'm carrying myself today.