PMS, flagging motivation, and other joys...
Thursday, May 23, 2013
I've been kind of a slug since my school year ended a week ago. It was like I was so relieved at the prospect of a break that I just flopped down on the ground and stayed there, practically immobile, for a week. I have not made significant progress toward the goals I set for myself last month, and, for a few days, I let myself get unmotivated by this. I did the whole, "Why am I so lazy? I'm going to be fat forever and there's nothing I can do about it, so I might as well eat 17 bags of chips and watch tv all day. Waaahhhhhhhhhhhh!" routine.
I didn't even feel like Sparking. I logged in, spun the wheel, and that was about it.
Fortunately, I could see how ridiculous I was being and this morning, I just told myself to stop being a baby and just pick up and move on. So I fell. Big deal. Get up and keep going. I started my day by doing Coach Nicole's Barre workout from her Cardio Sculpt DVD (which I received in the mail more than a week ago and hadn't even opened yet), and I felt SO GOOD! I need to remember that feeling when I get in those moods where I don't want to work out.
I can definitely see a connection between my motivation and my TOM. A few days before my period starts, I turn into an irritable, grouchy slug who just wants to stand in front of the fridge and eat everything in sight. Ugh. I am going to research some natural ways to offset the PMS symptoms. And, this may be TMI, but I think we can all handle it, I tend to retain a lot of water and my breasts get so sore that they just hurt all the time and the last thing I want to do is exercise. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do about it?
My goals for June remain the same as for May:
1.500 fitness minutes
3.Track some meals
4.Measure as I cook (I have actually been doing better with this!)
5. 10 minutes of fitness every day
I can do this!