How do you break through a rut?

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Taurus Horoscope:
Hua Chi, a Buddhist monk in China, takes his devotions very seriously. For the last two decades he has performed as many as 3,000 prayers every single day in the same exact spot at his temple. Part of me admires his profound commitment, while part of me is appalled at his insane addiction to habit. It's great that he loves his spiritual work so deeply, but sad that he can't bring more imagination and playfulness to his efforts. I bring this up, Taurus, because I think it's a good time, astrologically speaking, for you to take inventory of the good things you do very regularly. See if you can inject more fun and inventiveness into them.

bringing back the fun...
the last two weeks were a product of monotony. I was mentallly exhausted for a week- not caring anymore about the work I've been doinging even though I'm getting results- not lbs lost- but results otherwise. and then last weekI got sick. not horribly sick, just sick enough to make the thought of getting out of bed unbearable.

I need a more engaging routine. I'm going back to yoga tonight and I've started switching up my running routine. I'm running longer runs on tuesday and a long run on the weekend and filling in other days with easy and speed routines.

Part of me is thinking about taking my go wear fit off for a week too- knowing that I might pay more attention to the minutes worked out and that I might actually put more work in- if I am not measureing every calorie... its an idea I'm playing with.

I've prepacked my lunches for this whole week and its been great that I don't have to think about lunhc- I just grab it and go. It'll be a great habit to get into.

but i'm looking for ways to reinvigorate. ways to not be quite so obsessed/ stressed and yet not lose momentum. My days sick forced a few rest days and I think I have more ambition this week because of that, but still- I still feel a bit tired... tonight I'll do 40 min weights and then head to a 90 min intense yoga class. I know I'll be feeling great tonight :)

I keep bouncing between 165.5. and 166.5 - have been for weeks- and I need to break through, I really really really want to see 164 soon. (hence the more regimented diet.)

How do you break through a rut?
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    Well, the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting to see different results. Not saying that you're insane!!! But you're on the right track. You need a change.

    I also have been kind of stuck in a run and I think I'm finally getting a little peek of the light at the end of the tunnel. I've been really pretty focused on what I've been eating, but I'm back to really kicking my butt with the exercise.

    The more your body knows what you're about to do to it, the less it works, so changing up your routine is VITAL to keeping on track and whipping your muscles into a frenzy. It's so tough when you're sick, especially when you want to be out there kicking butt.

    Hang in there and see if you can throw the proverbial, good "monkey wrench" into your routine to keep your body guessing. And geesh, 3000 prayers?! That makes my brain hurt!
    2656 days ago
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