Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Looking for motivation

Most days it has been hard for me to talk myself into the gym. I'm enrolled in a weight loss competition at work but I've lost maybe 2 pounds in the past 4 weeks, which, I suppose is better than weight gain but it's really nothing to write home about. I've gone back and forth between being good at the gym and being good with eating and they've rarely overlapped for more than a day or two.

I have 3 weeks until Thanksgiving (and the half marathon), and it looks like work won't be super stressful so I need to stay on track with food AND the gym...starting today! Yesterday I may or may not have eaten an entire cake from the grocery store (it was a tiny cake! barely more than the equivalent of 2 cupcakes!!).

Since winter is setting in and training for a big race solely on a treadmill isn't a super smart idea I need to come up with new motivation to keep myself entertained at the gym. For the next two months I think my goal will be to run/bike/swim a total of 200 miles to make my total mileage for the year a nice, even 1,000 miles.

What do you do to stay motivated and get yourself to the gym when you'd rather curl up under a pile of blankets in the winter?

1 comment:

  1. I definitely struggle with motivation when it's cold out. I'd rather snuggle up and watch TV - and eat! I always need a goal to get me out the door and motivated.
    Thanks for your advice about the temperatures/marathon next weekend. I appreciate it! Looks like I should be fine in a short sleeved shirt then!