Lately, Iâ€™ve had trouble getting committed to my workouts. It all began in March, when I tweaked my knee during a 12-mile training run and landed myself in Injury World for the last two months. I switched to swimming, which isâ€¦ alright, I guess. But honestly, I just donâ€™t feel as passionate for other forms of exercise as I do for my beloved RUNNING!
Then came several big work trips, our week-long vacation to the Dominican, and other life stressors, and I watched as exercise fell to the wayside. Iâ€™ve gone from a woman who happily ran or did yoga 5 â€“ 6 days a week toâ€¦ well, certainly nothing to blog about! Iâ€™ve had three really laidback weeks in a row, and although it was nice at first, now I just feelâ€¦ lazy. Totally lazy and totally uncommitted.
How do you beat a workout slump? Well, you sign up for a race, of course!
This triathlon is in THREE SHORT WEEKS! Given my triathlon history (very dramatic, if I do say so myself), I better get on my training. Iâ€™ve been eyeing this race for a few weeks, but now itâ€™s time to buckle down and get my running and biking mileage back up. I also need to do an open water swim!
So â€“ tomorrow is the first day of training! Iâ€™m excited to get committed and get back on the wagon. Laziness, be gone!
In other newsâ€¦ Mom wanted to go house hunting for her birthday, so she helped us look at another ten houses. We saw someâ€¦ interestingâ€¦ homes today.
We found one really intriguing house. Itâ€™s in a great neighborhood that I didnâ€™t think we could afford to buy in, but it needs a master suite, a new kitchen, new roof, new fence, and central air. If we could knock a few numbers off the list price, it would be an awesome optionâ€¦ especially since the house I fell in love with from our last house hunt went under contract while we were on vacation (boo!).
The intriguing house prompted a BIG debate about how much renovations weâ€™re willing to invest inâ€¦ Itâ€™s so hard to decide!
Weâ€™re going to sit on it on the decision a whileâ€¦ I need more convincing!
Mid-house hunting eats included a bagel with egg and cheese (and pesto â€“ yum!) with tomato soup:
And a big spinach salad with sunflower seeds, veggies, and balsamic.
Off to whip up a birthday dinner for MomHTP!
How do you get re-committed following a workout or healthy eating slump?