Do you ever go through times when you fear your motivation is gone, never to return again? That’s how I’m feeling right now. Not about exercise — I’m still going strong there — but more about everything else: school, cleaning, cooking, fixing myself up in the morning, etc…
Although I feel burnt-out to a crisp, I have felt this way before. At the end of every semester, actually. So although I may not feel this way, I know the key is to have faith in myself — faith that my motivation and zest will return when the time is right. I will decompress over break, and I will be ready to start again. And hey, I have some exciting things to look forward to:
(1) I get to start fresh in a new apartment in 9 days, and it is a wonderful place
(2) This semester is over in 8 days
(3) Christmas break is 3 weeks long
(4) Not only do I get to start a new semester in 1 month, but I actually get to start the nursing program
All will be well.
In other news, today is the two-year anniversary of marrying my husband at the courthouse (we later had a big wedding in June, but we did this so that I could move out of the dorms and live together). I am very blessed to be married to my first love and best friend.
For exercise, I did an hour of chest & back weights and 50 minutes of cardio on the elliptical and stationary bike. I tell ya what, it felt GOOD to lug some iron around after doing cardio-only for the last two days! For the next few weeks until we get settled in at our new place, I will keep my workout log brief, but will hopefully get back to sharing it at length when things calm down.
Until next time, keep calm and train hard!