“Looks like someone’s got a case of the Mondays!”
Yes indeedly, and it’s every day that’s gym day. It’s been hard for me lately to motivate myself to go to the gym every week; once I’m there everything is fine and dandy but actually getting myself there becomes a battle every night. While I think it’s way too early for me to be hitting any sort of burn out I’m definitely far enough past the “newbie” phase that the quick improvements are going by the way side, so now I have to buckle down and really work at it. I’m pretty impatient in general, so it’s hard for me to be motivated without continual visual improvement. While I’m glad I recognize it for what it is, it doesn’t make it any easier for things like Dragon Age to not eat up all my time.
Tomorrow is weigh in / measurement day and I’m more than a little happy. Looks like my weight will be ~165, which means I only have 5 more lbs to my goal of 170. Granted that translates into another 4 or 5 weeks, but I’m trying really hard not to think about that too much. After that it’s a week to relax the diet a bit, then I start cutting down again. I’ve had tons of support and advice from my friends (Dorian and my old trainer Dennis at 1 on 1 Personal Training) in regards to diet and exercise and I couldn’t have done it without them. I mentioned that it was hard for me to stay motivated, but the easiest way I’ve found so far is to be open about what I’m working on and my goals are- I find I’m less likely to let myself slide if I know other people “watching” what I’m doing. Ironically that’s also today’s topic on the My Daily Wellness Tip blog. Another good motivation tool is that I have friends coming to ME now for fitness advice. It’s a good confidence booster and it helps me to keep myself on track. I also follow a few different twitter feeds and forums for fitness motivation; For websites, there’s the forums at Bodybuilding.com of course, the forums over at Daily Burn (as well as a small fitness group I’m a member of there), and My Daily Wellness Tip, which is run by a few different folks. I follow many of those sites by Twitter, including jlboissonneault from the Daily Wellness Tip blog, Bodybuildingcom which is pretty self explanatory, and Bodybdercoupons which is a Twitter feed of new forum topics + discount codes. Dennis my old trainer has a Twitter feed as well as 1on1trainer.
Here’s to hoping there’s only 4 more weeks to go!