5.20.2013

Struggling to Get to the Gym


Day 20 of Blog Every Day In May. Get real. Share something you're struggling with right now.

 
And because every post needs a picture, on my sailing trip in the Caribbean 

The gym and I aren’t on the best terms these days. I’ve really been struggling to get out of bed in the morning when the alarm goes off. But if I don’t go in the morning, I always seem to talk myself out of going after work when 5:00 o’clock rolls around.

I’ve always struggled with body image and self esteem. I know that working out regularly and getting into a routine really helps me with this. I always feel better about myself and the negative self-talk decreases. But for some reason, it isn’t enough to push me out of bed in the morning. I’ve struggled with my weight for years, and I am this close to reaching my goal. Sometimes I feel like I am subconsciously sabotaging myself, and I don’t know why. It’s really frustrating to know that I will feel better if I get up and work out, and still not be able to motivate myself to do it. I never regret going, but I always regret sleeping in.

Andrew and I both want to start going to the gym regularly in the morning so we can have our evenings to relax and spend time together. We decided to start a vacation/camera fund and if we don’t go to the gym 4 days, we owe the pot $10 for each day we miss. We’ll see how that works out! Hopefully being proactive and challenging ourselves like this will be effective. Apparently I do well with challenges, this is my 20th successful day of the blogging challenge!

So anywayyyyy, that is my current struggle. I know for my health I need to get back into my fitness routine, I’ll feel better both physically and mentally. Now it’s time follow through and take the steps necessary to get there.

Has anyone else been struggling with this recently?



xoxo,

Theresa 

6 comments:

  1. it is SO hard. i'd usually be the very last person to offer advice on this subject - but getting my trainer a month ago was literally the best thing i could have done for myself. she holds me accountable and designs my program just for me. we also talk a lot about food, so that helps too. i've never been as committed to making a life change (not just something temporary). it's expensive though! at least if you guys are doing things to hold yourselves accountable that's a good start!

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  2. Ugh I struggle with getting to the gym too. I love taking classes like step or kickboxing but working out by myself is so freaking boring! Plus something always comes up to derail my plans, like traffic or happy hour or a headache.

    You're not alone, there's so many girls like us!

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  3. I'm in the same boat every morning, it's hard to get a routine going. But I think once you have a rhythm, everything will be a lot easier!

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  4. i totally feel you! i had a good routine going earlier in the year, but now that it's warming up i am finding myself putting off the gym and wanting to be outside, but it throws off my work outs! i am doing a post soon on my work out schedule, hopefully it will help me stick to it better! XO

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  5. "I’ve struggled with my weight for years, and I am this close to reaching my goal. Sometimes I feel like I am subconsciously sabotaging myself, and I don’t know why. It’s really frustrating to know that I will feel better if I get up and work out, and still not be able to motivate myself to do it."

    Totally understand this... completely. But you'll get there! And sounds like you have some great plans in place to help you! Also: good for you for getting up before work even sometimes... I am totally not a morning person!

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  6. that pot is such a good idea! my friend and her bf do that for if they eat junk food or candy during the week. weekends are ok

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