Good morning <3
I’ll be fully human when I finish this:
Today is going to be fun because I’m double dipping = teaching two Zumba classes. The goal is to teach both without repeating the same song. It’s aways a little interesting when I go back to older Zumba music (aka that moment when I forget the chorus and make something up on the spot). 😉 I’m excited to get in as much teaching as I can before we go, as I still haven’t quite figured out where I’m going to teach in SD. I think that by exploring different options once we get there, I’ll be able to find my *home*
For last night’s workout, I did strength sets in between various modes of cardio. By doing it this way, it keeps my heart rate up during the strength sets and it’s over before I know it. I’ve felt pretttyyyy lazy since we got back from our travels, but knew that a workout would give me a burst of energy to be productive before bed.
Here’s what I did for cardio:
came home and devoured two leftover salads combined (the rest of the St. Paddy’s Day salad topped with the rest of the giant Oregano’s salad).
Off to teach! See ya later today on the family page <3
When the motivation isn’t there for a workout:
1. Think about why you aren’t feelin’ it. Do you just need a bit of motivation, or is it your body telling you it needs to rest? If you can tell you need to rest, take the day off and know that you’ll come back even stronger for your next workout session.
2. If you’re really just lacking motivation, take 5 minutes while you get dressed to pump yourself up. Listen to a song you love, get your gym gear together and visualize how you’ll feel when the workout is over. Usually that’s enough to get me going!
3. Aim for a short workout, knowing your can stop or add at any time. You’re in charge, remember? Start to warm up for 5-10 minutes and assess from them. Still feeling blah? You can stop, but chances are that it will be enough for those feel-good endorphins to kick in and push you to finish a full workout.
4. Do what you love or try something totally new. Usually if motivation is lacking, it’s a signal that something needs to be changed in your routine. You could be overtraining or burned out from following the same schedule. Assess and make some changes, making sure to alternate cardio intensities, including strength and rest.