I decided I need to be in better shape because sometimes you have to make unexpected long, fast walks in airports. And I'll want to walk on the beaches. And in San Diego you park somewhere and then you walk a long way to your destination.
I set myself a routine. Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday I walk outside in the sunshine and heat. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, I do a workout I designed to create the marvel of after burn in my body. Saturday (my long day at work) off.
For several weeks now I have managed to do at least 5 out of 6 of my scheduled workouts. Usually 6. On the weeks where I missed one it was the Friday one. Maybe because for some Thursday nights my insomnia is at it's worst for some reason.
Now this week I have REALLY STRUGGLED. Monday I never did make myself workout. Tuesday I did but it was really hard. Then Thursday I skipped, too.
This makes me so sad because I have had this really strong motivation and I feel it fading even though the desire to be more in shape for my trip is still there.
Today I did my workout soon after getting up.
I was in the mood for Neil Young so I put him on and let him get me through. And he did.
Here is Harvest Moon one of my favorite Neil Young songs:
Do you workout? If so, what keeps you motivated? What do you do when you feel your motivation flagging?