I have lost all will power to wake up early and go for a long run. I used to have lots, I swear, but every weekend I now procrastinate, push the run to Sunday, make up a ton of excuses, or just don’t do it. It’s making me feel guilty and annoyed and a bunch of ridiculous emotions. I have officially changed my mindset for my weekend run to be “either Saturday or Sunday” so that I can take a rest day on whichever day I feel I need it most.
Yesterday, in order to meet my friend at noon at the Calgary zoo, I had to leave by 8:30, which meant if I were to get my intended distance in, I would be waking up at 5:30am. When my alarm when off my body and brain took a hard pass.
I slept another hour and a half, then showered and packed before making a protein pancake and hitting the road. If I write that I’m going to get my longer run done today because I missed it yesterday, there is a 56% increase in the chances of my doing it now that it’s on the internet. Of course, as soon as I grabbed my laptop yesterday and checked to see if any of my favourite YouTubers had released new videos, there was THIS one entitled, “Finding Motivation | When You’re Just Not Feeling It.” Of course.
I hope I’m not too sore from my FIRST BODYPUMP CLASS this morning to do a run later in the day. Also, I’ll be back tomorrow with a recap of a fun weekend in Calgary with amazing bloggers!
What are you up to this weekend?
How do you motivate yourself for early workouts on the weekend?
Do you go through cycles of motivation?