How do you find a balance between your mental and physical motivation?
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
It's been a while, I know. Here's a brief recap of my last 7 months: Foot surgery, immobility, blood clots in leg and lungs, more immobility, gain of 30lbs, feeling disgusting.
That about wraps it up! Basically, I had surgery, almost died and now I'm struggling with getting back on the horse. And, I need your help.
Right now, I'm struggling with an mismatch between my mental and physical motivation. I'm extremely mentally motivated to get my ass off the couch and get moving. My physical motivation is almost non-existent. Because of the 30+lbs gain, it's harder to move. Just walking makes my back hurt and my motivation wane even more.
I need to get "back in shape" (I use the quotes because I've never been "in shape" but I've been in much better shape than I am right now) for several reasons: #1 To be healthy (obvs) #2 Softball season is coming up and right now I can't run the bases #3 My best friend is getting married in May and I will be *mortified* if I'm "the fat bridesmaid."
So, my question to you is - how do you deal with it when you're so amped and mentally ready to get in better shape, but you're tired and achy after work? I'm mentally on the treadmill but physically on the couch.