Ever since I started this blog, I get texts like this from my friends all the time and it makes me so, so happy! Definitely a great thing to wake up to (in the morning..I actually don’t wake up if my phone buzzes from a text).
Confession: Lately, I have felt like a bit of a fraud. Somehow I’m inspiring my friends to go run and be active but my motivation levels have been tanking. I don’t know if this is normal, but I definitely go through a cycle where for a while I’m super motivated and excited and great about my workouts. Then all of a sudden, I stop caring quite as much., In the past this would lead to me not working out very much, if at all, for a period of time. Then something would light my little workout spark and I’d be back in the game, full force! The only thing that has kept me from completely blowing off all my workouts has been been this blog (this has been a great source of accountability!) and my upcoming marathon. 7 weeks away!
This cycle of motivated/not motivated is probably my one of my biggest flaws as a runner. It definitely requires me to work on my self discipline, my mental strength and to push myself harder than I want to be pushed. I know that if I can learn to conquer these down times, I will be that much stronger during the up times! Maybe I’ll even eventually overcome the downs altogether! That would be awesome 🙂 So for now, I’m working on shutting up that voice inside my head that says it doesn’t want to work out, the one that says it doesn’t want to train for a marathon, the one that says I can’t do it. Because I can. And I will. That voice is kind of a jerk.
So today’s post is mostly dedicated to motivation. Mostly motivating myself, but if any of these quotes hit home for you, even better!! I am really sensitive to the written word, so quotes have always been strong influences for me.
What do you do when you hit a down time in your motivation? I can’t be the only one, ever who feels this way!
Share with me your favorite motivational quote!
What did you do for your workout today? I did Workout A for week 7 of the Best Body Bootcamp
Oh! One more thing! Tonight starts the Finale of Bachelorette! Anyone else watching?? I already told my mom not to make plans for tonight. Now we get to finally see what all those girly tears are about 😉