A Rare Day When I Don’t Want to Workout

Napping with my Guard Kitty
Napping with my Guard Kitty

Today, I didn’t want to do anything.

So I didn’t.

No working out. No strength work. No leaving my house.

I managed to do a little bit around the house. That’s about it.

Around 1 pm, I was done. I took a nap. I read a book. I laid around.

It was a mental rest more than physical.

My husband wonders how I get up every day and work out early in the morning.

Part of it is will power. The other part is routine.

Even my will power needs rest.

Today was it.

What Makes You Do the Things You Don’t Want to Do?

crossfitmomm contemplating life
Contemplating Life

This morning, I deadlifted.

No part of me wanted to deadlift. I had done a HIIT workout the day before, ran 3 miles, and was sore.

But I did it anyways.

It got me thinking, “What part of me does these things when I really don’t want to?”

Why You Don’t Do Things

  • People wait until they “feel” like doing something. Somewhere along the way, we’ve all bought into the idea — without consciously realizing it — that to be motivated and effective we need to feel like we want to take action. Yes, on some level you need to be committed to what you are doing — you need to want to see the project finished, or get healthier, or get an earlier start to your day. But you don’t need to feel like doing it.  The solution: just do it.
  • Fear of failure. The unknown is fear of the things you can’t control. Focus on what you can control.
  • It’s hard. No one really wants to work. We all would rather spend out days, lying by the pool or reading a good book with a cat on our lap. Instead, set a deadline. If “such-and-such” happens, then I’ll….
  • Perfectionist. You have to fail and learn from your mistakes; waiting for the perfect moment will never happen.
  • Comparison. Stop comparing yourself to others. There will always be someone better than you. Let go of that fact and just do it anyways.
  • Stuck in a rut. We’ve all been there — the same ol’ every day. What has to change is the same ‘ol. Switch it up to get a new routine going.
  • Lack of planning. You must plan out your time or time will plan you, and before you know it, your life is over.
  • Seeking validation. Who cares what others think? Just keep moving.

Push through your mental blocks to accomplish your dreams; no one else will accomplish them for you.

How God Decides for You

Geese over a Field
Geese over a Field

Change, no matter how hard it may be, is usually good for you.

Humans are such creatures of habit that we resist change. Usually with all of our might. Because normal is comfortable. And we like being comfortable.

I’ve been needing a change to my CrossFit routine for a while now. But I’ve resisted it. Throw in my stomach issues and the like, and I’ve just felt blah for most of the year.

Luckily, God has decided for me.

NEW YEAR, NEW CROSSFIT BOX

My box where I was doing CrossFit has decided not to keep me on next year for coaching as they are moving in another direction. Since I work out primarily from home, I’m not going to continue to pay membership dues, which will go up to regular price.

Hence, I am looking for a new home. Nothing is official yet, but I am close to deciding. Price is a factor and hours as I work out early in the morning by myself for the most part.

I am also investigating a new routine — one to get me to the next level — since most of this year has been just about maintaining as my mental capacity for CrossFit had plateaued.

Although we may not like change, it’s good for us. And with the New Year right around the corner, the time is now.

TIPS FOR LIFE CHANGES

  • Listen to advice from others (or from God)
  • Embrace the change
  • You will grow should be your solace
  • Soon the change will be routine
  • You will be stronger because of it

And So the Winds Change…

Yesterday, I accepted a job offer.

A dream job really.

Someone is going to PAY me to blog.

And to learn SEO, marketing, Google, design, etc.

My excitement is immense.

My attitude is a 180 degrees from blah.

I can still run my kids around.  Work out.  Do everything I’ve been doing…

I can’t wait to see what the future holds!!

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