Friday, April 6, 2012

Getting Remotivated

I haven't been blogging lately because I haven't felt 'inspired enough' by anything or anyone (particularly myself) the past two weeks. I read, I listen, and I discuss and think "Wow, that's great for you" but I have not connected in a way that gets me moving. I'm feeling pretty defeated right now about my running goal as the charity race is a week away and there is still no way I can run for a full 7 min to complete the whole 1km without walking.

My other gripe lately is that many of my friends are telling me they are excited about my fitness goals and would like to get out there with me to do something fit together, but our schedules and life are getting in the way so I have yet to be fit with others. Yeah for them keeping up their own solo fitness goals! This has just reiterated to me that only I can take charge of my fitness and I should have a back=up workout plan in place when a shared workout plan falls through.

The good news...a long-time friend that has inspired me in the past (although she is just learning this now) has just remotivated me. She came up with the genius plan to not workout together (as we have discussed working out together before and it never happened), but to workout solo and report back to each other each month in a competative spirit. We plan to set some goals that we must achieve and see who does better by the end of the month. As soon as we pick what we are measuring against each other I shall post it. If you're interested in some friendly competition you are welcome to post your successes and challenges as well in response.


  1. You know, Amber, I've never in my life convinced a friend who lives nearby to work out with me. The same problems you mentioned is my experience too. My gym friends already were working out at that time when I met them. And none of them work out with me, per se, we just see each other, but do our own workouts.

    That should be fun to set goals and have friendly competitive fun with your friend. As far as I know, the only way to keep doing fitness is to have fun.

    As far as motivation--I'm a little bummed about my thumb and staying out of gym for 3 weeks, but in a couple of weeks, it will be hard to remember it all! Your motivation will be back before you know it.

    :-) Marion

  2. Re: Remotivation:

    If you've gone through any history on my blog, you'll see gaps of nearly a year, when I either didn't work out, didn't blog, or both. All this to say, you're definitely not alone on this one!

    Re: your 1-km race:

    You'd be surprised the reserves you can pull out on Race Day. But go, focus on being out there, having fun, and crossing that finish line. And think past the race, too: there will be another race to shoot for and measure your progress with.