Too Tired To Workout

Too Tired to Workout sarahkayhoffman.com

One of my BIGGEST goals for the new year is to MOVE and get back to my goal weight.  Over the last 2 years, I have let life get in the way and some of those pounds have slowly crept back.  I have done a lot of talking but the truth is, I haven’t done the work to get there.

I have been using the excuse I am just too tired to workout.  The truth is I wasn’t motivated, I was sitting on a pity pot!  I used my health issues as an excuse not to watch what I was eating or to at least move out of the chair.

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As I get ready for the new year, I am wondering if you have been “too tired to workout”. Working out can be different things to different people.  Some think of expensive gym memberships with personal trainers. Others will make a commitment to workout at home.  While others, like me, will simply commit to getting up and moving whether it is a short walk around the block or a game on the Wii.  Yes, I still have mine and I need to dust it off and get busy.

Getting back on track starts with portion control.  Funny, the healthy things (low in Weight Watcher points) I faithfully measure out.  Yet, the other foods – snack foods or higher point items, I eyeball the portion.  How many of you do the same thing?

There was a time when I loved, loved, loved being active.  I was always on the go and working out (or walks) were just natural.  But then the health struggles started and now I

….Am Drained

The comparison inner gremlin has even invaded my weight loss and movement journey.  I see others running and wish it was me.  I see others watching their weight and wish it was me.  I see others “moving” being active instead of a couch potato and wish it was me.

I am battling with this – big time. Yes, my joints ache.  Yes, I get exhausted after a short walk especially in the cold.  Yes, I am out of breathe just walking up the stairs some days. So out come the excuses.  If I workout in the morning, I will be drained all day.  And if I wait to workout until night time, I have used up most of my spoons for the day, so I don’t have any energy left.

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I never, ever, ever, ever wanted to find myself here. Ever. I reached my goal weight (with lots of struggles) and swore I would NEVER gain any back.  Never say never, right?

But each day, I am beginning to battle it less and less…

I have set a goal of 3,000 – 5,000 steps per day and I will keep moving even if it is walking around the condo in circles till I reach it.  Once consistently reached, I will up it to 5,000 – 10,000 steps.

I will stop beating myself up for the past and focus on what I can control – TODAY!

I will figure out my own workouts, intensity levels, and find MY balance instead of comparing myself to anyone else.

I will focus on the other things which bring me joy instead of focusing on the negative.

But for today, I am just too tired to workout.

Are you too tired to workout?  Share your solution..

Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!

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