Losing Motivation to weight train....not good....

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

So I have been exercising and weight training for a while. I take 1-2 days off a week to relax and focus on other things. Lately I haven't had the motivation to weight train and actually took 6 days off in a row. This is very unusual for me, I never had this problem before! But I did do cardio on all of those days, Zumba at home on the Wii.
I can blame many things for me not wanting to go to the gym, I do work there and train many other people, but when it comes to me, I would just rather go home for the day.
Today, I did weight train, but I couldn't find the motivation to do the same routines or different routines that I have been practicing. I write everything down before I leave to the gym, and frankly I almost ripped up the list and went home!
I did get through the list, but not even close to the weight I was suppose to use and I felt horrible after I was done with the routine. I was thinking to myself, I should have gone harder, longer and faster. What is wrong with me!!?? Never "half-assed" a routine before....Maybe I need a change in venue.... emoticon emoticon
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    Thank you for the motivation. Think perhaps stress is a contributing factor, because I am running a children's boot camp from home too. Plus school!!
    2171 days ago
    Everyone goes through periods of burnout sometimes. It's part of a cycle and I am confident that your motivation will rebound very soon. Also - you recently lost some major pounds...could that somehow be effecting your energy level? You'll bounce back soon I know it
    2171 days ago
  • BIGDOG1969
    Have you been weight training for a while? When was the last time you changed the routine? I find weight training boring, but I do try to mix it up: heavier weights, less sets; lighter weights, more sets, faster motion; pilates (instead of weights), etc. There are a lot of variations to try. You may have to check your nutrition to make sure you're getting enough fuel. When I don't eat enough, I never want to work out.

    Best of luck to you and keep the faith! You can do this!
    2172 days ago
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