Wednesday, April 01, 2009

No motivation.

I'm so tired when I get off work.   Anything that happens is an easy excuse not to work out.  I know I feel better when I run, but it's so hard to get started.  

I try "bullshitting' myself by just getting dressed for a walk/ hike.  But then it's really windy, or it snows, and I use that as an easy excuse to not work out.  Can't ride today; it's too windy.  Can't run, it's dark and snowing.   Can't do anything, becuase I'm tired.  And bored.  And hungry.  

PSHFEW.

I need a motivation pill.  Who makes that?

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10 comments:

  1. So the course map of IM-UTE doesn't get you out the door?

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  2. And have you got the treadmill and trainer set up in the new house? You could make it an 'excuse-free' zone

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  3. When you find that pill, please advise. ;-)

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  4. girl i know the feeling! sometimes i just have to make myself go suck it up for 5 or 10 minutes and hope i've gotten more in the mood by then, and if not - at least i did SOMETHING. sometimes though, a day of rest is needed too. lately the "i can take a break at 10 minutes" has been working for me, and then once i get there i can talk myself into a little more, and then a little more...

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  5. I hope you find your motivation! It stinks being in a 'rut'... Good luck!

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  6. Ah, That's why I workout in the morning, no excuses!

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  7. Take it from someone who knows - part of this is because of your thyroid. When you feel better you'll find yourself more motivated. I personally HAVE TO work out in the morning otherwise it doesn't happen. Makes it challenging when I'm training for a marathon because I'm a slow runner. If a have a 9 miler mid week, I'm out in the dark, in the summer when it gets light early, because I have to be home to get ready for work. Still, I almost never miss a morning workout and can find every reason in the world not to work out in the evenings.

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  8. "I thought of it while riding my bike."
    Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity.

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  9. I agree with you but I somehow get my butt out the door, then it's easy peasy........

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  10. Me. C. Palen& Co.
    No excuses.
    Get out the door-
    you will love yourself for it!

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