Halfway Through The Month – Maintaining Motivation
Posted Jan 18 2013 12:00am
We are a little bit past the halfway mark of the month. This is always the time that I start running out of steam. I felt that steam escaping on Wednesday. My day was far too booked, a few things did not go as planned, and I felt like I was chasing the entire day. When I got home I spent some time meditating to try to get said steam back.
But Wednesday night I started to feel sick again, just a bit, but enough. Just before 4am on (technically) Thursday morning I emailed my boss and told her I wasn’t coming in. Yup, yet another sick day off of school and work. MAN I hate taking a day off. It makes me feel behind and often more stressed. But this time instead of pushing through I’m taking rest time as needed. I spent the entire day in my pj’s and on the couch reading my textbooks.
Good decision, because now I’m feeling better again. I was told it could take up to eight weeks to really get over this.
Okay so aside from Thursday, this week was great. Let’s catch up.
I got a tonne of workouts in. Monday was the treadmill and rowing machine (my fav), Wednesday – shoulders and arms, and this morning I got up at the crack of dawn for some more cardio.
And I’ve been pretty darn good with my food. I brought back one of my favourite breakfasts. This is a oatmeal pancake with pumpkin and cocoa powder. (Check out the recipe here , I just added one tablespoon of cocoa powder to the mix.)
Now the BEST news to share with you is that I did in fact show up at my running group on Tuesday morning. As much as I wanted to skip it because running isn’t my strong suit, and as much as I wanted to bail after the subway went down and I was super late getting there, I went anyways. The group was all advanced runners and I was the only beginner. But no matter, I got my plan for the week and hit the track. For week one I did 7 laps alternating running and walking.
Last but not least I wanted to share with you an invite that I received yesterday. The Healthy Curators invited me to Detox 101 with Joyous Health.
On January 23rd at CSI Annex (on Bathurst street) they will be offering a lesson in detoxing the mind, body and soul with Joy McCarthy. If you want to join me you can buy tickets here .
How are you going to stay motivated through to the end of the month?