Motivating the Inner Sloth
I have reached a level off, the first 6.9kg were easy peasy. I was eating clean 5 meals a day and working out 3-4 times per week and every time I weighed in, to my surpirise I had lost more, clothes were fitting me again. Definitely seeing some definition in the muscles and the belly has…. Gone! But for the last few weeks my weight has stayed static hovering around the 65kg mark.
Something needs to be tweaked. But what could it be?
The first thing I am looking at is food because this is the simplest to start with. If I am brutally honest with myself, I have definitely been sticking to eating clean, but perhaps I am just consuming a little too much (I am a Taurus after all). Not weighing portions and sometimes skipping meals due to timing of my routine then feeling really hungry at the next meal and eating too much. Because it’s cold at the moment I have not been drinking my full quota of water every day which could also be affecting this too.
I am now doing 4-5 workouts a week and as I have been getting stronger I have increased the weights I am using so maybe I am gaining some muscle, which is not so bad.
I’m not too worried because I am very happy with the way things are going here. I don’t want to be skinny and dried out I want to be STRONGER and LIGHTER. I just want to be that little bit lighter so it’s easier to haul my own weight when I am strong enough to get back up in the air. And my goal is to do this by the end of the year so I have a deadline. I will let you know what happens over the next few weeks once I have nailed the formula for getting over this little hump.
This week I really struggled to feel enthusiastic about working out, trying to use the school holidays as an excuse. That doesn’t really work though when your child is 10 and able to entertain themselves, LOL! But I did manage to motivate myself to do it, and I certainly don’t regret spending that time working out, though I definitely would be regretting not having done it if I had given in to my inner sloth. Today I could finally pull myself up on the chin up bar, bring my feet up to the bar and over it to do an upside down splits hanging from it and then lower myself down with reasonable control…once only though. Luckily I was alone in the gym!
What do you do to motivate your inner sloth? How do you get yourself going when you really don’t feel like it? Help me to stay on track. Click here to send me your comments or post a comment on our facebook page.