Need A Little Workout Motivation
Lately more days than others have been difficult for me to get up & work out. Some days I can't bear to get on the elliptical but I do even if it's only for 20 minutes. Fortunately, I've kept up with my strength training workouts by changing up my equipment/routines.
As you know I'm still getting over my right knee runner's knee injury. However, a few months ago I started feeling a slight "twinge" in my left knee too. So I find myself pushing my running date back yet again & I'm getting really frustrated. I really do miss my running endorphins. In addition, I found out I may be out of a job before the end of the year & that's been weighing heavily on my mind.
Furthermore, my monthly hormones have been affecting my mood a little more than usual - my confidence levels will dip & it's even more difficult for me to find the motivation to workout.
As a result, the stress & decreased cardio has been showing up on the scale as an additional +3 lbs. I know it's only a few pounds but I can't seem to get rid of it & it's significant enough to really bug me because I'm terrified of gaining all the weight back again.
Fortunately, I haven't been using food as a coping mechanism like I used to in the past. Also, I've been using a friend's pool on the weekends & trying to do a little more yoga to relieve stress. In addition, I found out my old stationary bike still works.
I know stress levels can affect the scale. I have a girlfriend who does everything rights (works out religiously & eats very well) but who can't seem to get rid of the last 10 lbs because her stress levels with work & family are through the roof. Furthermore, I know if I do lose my job it's more important than ever to keep up my fitness routine.
I guess I just need a little workout motivation pep talk (& maybe a new workout routine/tips).