It’s been a long week, how is it only Wednesday? Sometimes you just need a little something that helps your soul sing and sometimes you just need something that keeps you through the day. Last week I wrote about finding a yoga intention and this week I feel like I’m trying to find a life/workout mantra.
“Let me be Strong”
Sure it sounds cheesy…I totally get it. But it’s helping me get through some tough workouts these days. I’m getting back on the horse and joined some new programs to keep me accountable. The thing is I keep forgetting to take any pictures while I’m actually doing the workouts. I’m to the point where I’m so short on time and focused on working out that I keep forgetting to take the photos.
I’m using my mantra to get through my workouts because the truth is I miss my old fitness levels. Sure life is a balancing act between giving my time to other obligations and fitness but now that I’m starting to feel my schedule open up and I’m getting excited for the possibilities of getting myself back on track.
I’ve made friends again with my yoga mat. No matter how stressed out my days may be I always look forward to the moments of calm sweaty goodness that come with yoga.
And I signed up for a new workout program at one of the gyms I belong to and so far it’s just a hate read for me…. you know how people in the blog world say you can “hate read” people? I mean there is a whole website of fools dedicated to it. Get off my internets. I’m finding this new workout program to be my hate fitness workout. I don’t enjoy the workouts, the instructors are total bores and no one has a sense of humor. For me those are the three fatal flaws that hinder a good workout. BUT I’m using my mantra and the fact that the classes work for my schedule and goals to keep the course. And I also made a commitment that I wouldn’t bail on it no matter how terrible it was, I had no idea how much I would regret that decision. I mean for one class we spent at least 15 minutes working out without music…. it’s like the text-book how not to teach a class. I get it somewhat if you’re outside but come on…I’ve actually taken entire CLE’s on how to pick music for fitness classes, it’s mind blowing.
So this body is making it through the program even if I consider gouging out my own eyeballs during a workout to make it happen. I need the group feel, I’m bored working out by myself so these classes are my compromise to myself. They take the pressure off me to create my own workouts, let me workout near other people and can be my low-level base workouts that I can create my own workouts around. It’s a hate workout and that I can deal with right now, it might make me crazy but it can be done for 8 weeks and by the time it’s over I should have a base fitness level back.
Plus lately I feel like nothing has been my cup of tea for workouts, unless the 5am tababta classes or noontime bootcamp classes I’ve grown to love. I’ve taken lots of other super crappy classes lately so maybe the problem is me? Or at least in my head? I love group fitness but I can’t make anything click lately.
Oh the things we do to ourselves to get back on track.
“Let me be Strong”
I’m not even really sure where this post was going…I just felt like I haven’t written in a while and these are my feelings in the current days. So in the moments when you think you can’t just remember “let me be strong”
Question of the Day: Have you ever stuck out a terrible workout commitment? What’s your favorite way to get through a tough time?