Fighting Fatigue and Inconsistent Motivation
Monday, June 24, 2013
It’s been a while since I’ve blogged. I guess it’s also an indication of some complacency creeping in. Thankfully I have been doing very well with eating healthy foods and within my planned calorie range. Even when I do go over, it’s usually still within the range needed to keep from gaining weight. My challenge, however, is my fluctuating exercise habits. Although I love Pilates and feel wonderful after doing my routine, I have been flaking on consistently doing it. I will work out two or three days-in-a-row but then flake for two or three days. Now, I know it’s good to take a break but the problem is that I don’t substitute it with other types of physical activities. I also mentioned some time ago that I was taking up Tai Chi but I did one day so far.
I had a really good momentum going a couple of weeks ago but I think I know when it kind of fell apart. About a week-and-a-half ago, I noticed myself feeling kind of weak. It was some sort of physical fatigue. It felt almost like I was walking and moving in a pool. Previously, I was enjoying increased energy and was walking with pep in my step but it was almost overnight that I began slowing down. At first, I thought it was just that day so I pushed myself to do my walks and I successfully, though labouriously, completed a Pilates workout. However, the next day I still felt fatigued. I decided to take it easy that day and just do my walks, no Pilates. The next couple of days, I still felt fatigued, so I passed on the Pilates. I finally felt strong enough to resume Pilates and did it for a couple of days but by then I lost my momentum. As of today, I haven’t done Pilates since last Wednesday. I did some crunches and leg lifts on Thursday but that’s the extent of it.
So this week I really need to get myself back in the swing of things. I did weigh myself yesterday and I am still at 205 lbs. That’s good because I have not gained any weight back. I am still down 21 lbs! I am grateful and I am proud of myself for not undoing my hard work. Rather than doing repair work, I just need to get back to the program. Thank goodness! However, had I stuck with the workout routines, I could have lost another pound or so.
Anyhow, I hope you all had a great weekend!