I would say this is also due to a bit of depression on my part, with the lay off and the job search, I am sitting home most of the day, not wanting to go out much, so as to not spend as much money as normal. As I sit around I have the whole day open for the workout: hitting up the gym - going for a run - taking a walk, but I rarely end up doing any of that. I am no longer training for any races - although I do have a 5k this Sunday that I am running with Tripp and some other friends, I spend most days alone, I am slowly becoming more of a couch potato, less of me.
The less I workout, the more unhappy and unhealthy I feel, the more unhappy and unhealthy I feel, the more lethargic I become. It is horrible cycle and painful truth to accept.
Not all has been so negative nancy though - I have had a few interviews, an offer, and a few more interview lined up. I have made many connections with past coworkers, friends and family members, but I still cannot get my booty off the couch. This week, this all changes. I am going to make moves this week to get back on track.
I will make a training schedule, I will get back to healthy, normal eating, I will stop cheating on my No Meat March (more on that in another post). I need to get back to not only be motivated, but back to respecting myself, my abilities, my needs.
Monday: Run to gym, core class (30 min.), spin class (60 min), run home - 2.2 miles total
Tuesday: Run with J. - 5 miles
Wednesday: Back on My Feet Run Group
Thursday: Spin Class & Yoga
Friday: Back on My Feet Run Group
Sunday: St. Patty's Day 5k - South Boston
This is just a starting block, but I need to get back on the healthy train - and hopefully by sharing this with all of you, I will be held a bit more accountable - I am actually off to get ready for my run to the gym as soon as I hit publish!
I can't be depressed because of the events of the past month, because in all honesty, it was an opportunity to start over, to rediscover my passions and motivations - and I am going to start to embrace that starting today, because everything happens for a reason...
What is great motivation to get you back on track?