Hey there! I'm sorry to hear you had blah day/having a blah week. I can relate... there are weeks where not only do I have to force myself to work out but I also have a kind of "$#!* this!" attitude to what I eat and what I do. But no matter how bad you feel it's important to just constantly keep checking your attitude and trying to turn it around - which it sounds like that's exactly what you're doing. You're doing better than you think. Just try to focus on the positives, and when you do make a good choice or eat something really good for you just focus on the positive effects.
Probably wouldn't be a bad idea to join a class if you can - one that maybe involves cardio and strength so that way you're getting strength training ideas and getting cardio in that isn't running. I love gym classes, super motivating! 2514 days ago
Imojane, We all have those blah days. I have been stuck in one for about three days.
I am right there with you when it comes to the gym. I would show up and just not know what to do. I even got a trainer for a short time, but he was very young and did not know how to work with me (because I am so weak).
If your gym has a pool, try swimming laps. It is a great workout without any stress on your knees or hips. The other thing I learned is that it isn't about the amount of weight you lift, it is about the effort you exert lifting it. Keep the weights light, you will get see the benefit. Another idea is that almost anything you can do standing, you can do on the ball.