You'd think it would be easy for me by now. You'd think that after so many years of exercising on a regular basis, I'd have no trouble getting back into a routine of going to the gym. I mean, why not? I like doing the 30-minute circuit, and I really like the results I see in the way of a more toned body, and feel in the form of being strong. And yet, I've only been to Planet Fitness once in the last three weeks. I do well when I'm on autopilot, but that switch has been turned off and I can't seem to get it flipped back on. Yes, I'm still running (and enjoying it), but to get the look I want, I need to be doing more - hence the gym.
The same goes for my eating. I've been doing this for coming up on seven years now, but I find myself taking a lackadaisical approach to meals (except for breakfast - I have that covered). But if I don't eat a decent lunch, I start scavenging for food a couple of hours later, and the same goes for dinner. I think the combination of my inherent laziness plus the fact that I just don't like to cook, is working against me. The end result is that I feel more blobby than usual...which is not exactly the look I'm going for.
I'm not perfect in my weight management/maintenance, nor in my exercise. I could be doing better, and I know it. Lately it feels like there have been too many days when I just can't seem to get
it together, and I've been pretty frustrated with that. While I'm fairly sure this is just a phase and I'll probably snap out of it soon, it's not a particularly fun place to be.
Am I doing anything about this? Well, sort of. Instead of doing the typical self-flagellation, I'm asking myself what can I do to make today better? I know it sounds kind of hokey, but I would do this for a friend who is struggling, so why not for me? I'm trying some baby step-type things, like carrying around a water bottle again and making sure I drink enough to have to refill it 3 or 4 times a day. And I've been grocery shopping and purchased some easy/quick/healthy-ish food, so I'm eating a bit more well-rounded meals. Still haven't made it back to PF, but hey - tomorrow's a new day, right?