I am a little embarrassed to write this, but I need to be held accountable. I have a confession – I completely bombed this week’s Insanity workouts, and to make it worse, it was the easiest week!!! Not quite sure why, but I felt like I had no motivation or energy whatsoever. Once the kids went to bed, I was just dead tired. I might have (semi) legitimate excuses (I wasn’t feeling well, it was a busy week at work and home, I had to plan my daughters’ birthday party, etc.), but it just comes down to the fact I was a lazy bum. I am sure my energy level would have improved if I had gotten up off my butt, but I didn’t. I did the recovery workout once. That is just sad. To make up for my horrible week, I am going to extend the recovery week for the rest of this one and hit it hard next week when I start the second half of the program. No more slacking!
I wasn’t completely without physical activity. I decided to give the 100 Pushups app a try, since I saw a lot of tweeps talking about it. Plus, my arms could use a little extra workout. I feel like I am starting to get bat wings, and that junk just isn’t cute. When I did the test, I was able to get 20 pushups in before I couldn’t do any more. My reps have gone from 45 total to 63 total in 4 workouts, so that’s at least some progress. I also got two runs in this past week, and they were good ones. I did 3 miles on the treadmill, with increasing speed (anywhere from 9:30 to 8:57), and it was effortless. That is always a good feeling and a confidence booster. I am looking forward to getting some more running in this week, and I start my Cleveland Marathon training plan in earnest in February.
Have you been hitting all of your fitness goals lately?
What do you do to motivate yourself (I could use some pointers)?