What you see on this blog and any on blog for that matter is not always the whole picture. The best part about the blogosphere is that you share what you want to share and sometimes that paints a one sided picture. I want to be more transparent.
I try to share an equal amount of struggles and accomplishments on this blog because that is real. If you follow me on Instagram you will see pictures of me running, loving and living-for lack of better terms. I try to live a well rounded life which includes running and having fun. It includes family time and alone time. It includes healthy foods and indulgent foods. It includes lots of seltzer and lots of beer. I try to show case it all, but even I fall into the trap of posting things that will portray me in a better light.
Today I am going to be transparent.
I ran the NYC Marathon a little over six months ago and I was gung-ho to run another marathon in the Spring. Unfortunately that motivation dwindled fairly quickly into my training and I have yet to regain it. I could blame the cold and illness and a shoulder injury but I won’t because that is a copout. If I really wanted to run the LI Marathon I would have, no excuses. I am happy I decided to not run the LI Marathon because I know it was best for me both mentally and physically. The unfortunate side effect of stopping running to help my shoulder heal was the lack of motivation I felt to do anything active. And when I say anything I mean any type of exercise except for PT. To top it all off my good eating habits went right out the window too. You know as well as I do when you stop exercising and eating well for a month or so, it is hard to get back on track. The longer it lasts, the harder it is. I mean Netflix versus exercise???? Netflix always wins. Although sometimes I watch Netflix while on the spin bike just to appease my guilt.
The result???? Weight gain, tiredness, a general blah feeling and issues getting back on track. So how do I plan to regain my motivation?????
- Just as I was looking to find a new challenge I received the email about the K-Fit 6 Challenge which is an exclusive 6-week weight loss and tone up program for runners. This challenge had a limited number of spots and I am so excited that Kendrick picked me to fill one of them. I have met Kendrick a few times at the Diva’s Half Marathon and I am so excited to be participating in his challenge.
- My goals for this challenge is to lose 10 pounds, gain strength and speed.
- I plan to schedule all my workouts and meals in advance. If you fail to plan then you plan to fail. I do not plan to fail.
- They say it takes 21 days to change a habit. This challenge is 6 weeks long and I am planning to give 100% and completely follow Kendrick’s plan for 6 full weeks.
- I am lucky enough to belong to a community of healthy bloggers so there is no lack of motivating people for me to interact with on social media. Whenever I don’t feel like doing a workout I usually post it on Twitter and get 10 replies of why I should workout….instant motivation. There is also a Facebook Group for the K-Fit 6 Challenge and I plan to interact daily with Kendrick and the other participants. If you want to to interact with or stalk a bunch of motivational fitness bloggers you can check out Blogtrepreneur.com’s Top 50 fitness blogs to follow, I happen to be #36!!!
It is time to get my lazy ass back in gear!!!!!! Well right after I get back from Great Wolf Lodge on Monday that is!!!
The challenge starts this Monday and I will be posting weekly updates on my progress during the challenge so be sure to check in with me.
What tips do you have for regaining your motivation?
Disclosure: My fee was waved for the K-Fit Challenge in exchange for blogging about my experience. All opinions are as always 100% my own.