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Reestablishing consistency is tough

Posted Sep 24 2009 10:47pm

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The past few months have been another set of restructuring months in our home.  I decided to leave the gym and partner with another trainer to establish a business in bootcamps, in-home personal training sessions, and corporate programs.  Our home balance is shifting as my husband and I gear up for the school year as we are homeschooling our children.

In the mist of these changes, workouts have slipped.  Where I would workout 4 to 5 times a week, these last few weeks have only consisted of one or two workouts a week.  I can feel the drop in energy and increase in stress.  With these factors, I have also seen a change in eating habits.

So, I know it’s time to reestablish the consistency of working out.  It’s important to keep health a priority, and yet, I find myself slipping into the ease of “I just missed today, I’ll make it up tomorrow.”  Until tomorrow becomes next week!

Here are the mantras that I’m repeating to myself and so far it’s worked out.

  • Just do it, Cindy! — As a runner, I really dislike the first day or two after missing runs for several weeks.  I have to remind myself that in a couple of days, I’ll feel so much better and energized to tackle the day.  It’s just a matter of getting through those first 2 to 3 runs…
  • More muscle means faster metabolism – I’m an eater.  I really have a hard time shifting my diet.  I’m working on it and continue to make better and better choices in food, but I see real results when I strength train.  Feeling stronger really is empowering and I know that my body is burning calories at a higher rate when I strength train.
  • It feels great to sweat. Yep, I love the high after a hard workout.  It motivates me.

How about you?  What are your mantras when you find yourself slipping?

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