I’ve lost my mojo… my exercise mojo that is. I use to be so good at always hitting the gym after work or getting on the treadmill when I got home. Lately I have been just coasting by, exercising here and there, but nothing consistent. I have a 1/2 marathon (my first) on June 5th and to be honest with you, (I mean I can be honest here, right?) I have not trained like I should. At this point I will be happy to just finish, and I can accept that. You get out of a race what you put in it. So I will just have fun with this one, do my best, and chalk this up as a learning experience.
With that being said, today I declared that I was going to get my mojo back! Well, again to be honest (I do consider this my safe place), I say this a lot. But, what I love about new days are the opportunities to be blessed enough to be given another chance to do better and be better! It is never too late to try harder and give it another shot.
So that is what I did. Now I almost failed again because I was supposed to meet a friend for Bikram Yoga, and when she had to cancel I almost lost my motivation to work out on my own. Workout partners are absolutely the best, but I guess this was a lesson that we shouldn’t necessarily use them as a crutch.
So I got my act together quickly and decided to go online to find a workout I could do at home. I have always loved the Tone It Up girls and their workouts are always awesome!
Me before my workout:
And after, lol:
Whew! I chose their Beach Babe Workout and it kicked my boo-tay.
Most of their workouts are circuit style. They had me doing frog jumps (jumping squats), side lunges, push-ups, high knees, and waistline crunches… circuit repeated 3x. It was only about 10-13 minutes but it sure had me out of breath. This is a great way you can sneak in some exercise when you are pressed for time but still want to sweat it out.
After my quick workout, and a shower, I had some errands to run so I had to grab a snack to-go and eat in the car.
Snack was organic peanut butter from MOM’s Organic Market, banana, and coconut water.
I coconut water. Best. Stuff. Ever.
And… since I was good and worked out for all of 10 minutes, lol, I decided to treat myself to Starbucks after shopping around in Target. I have been eyeing their new Mocha Coconut Frappuccino for awhile now.
OMG! This was seriously like a party on my tongue.
My exercise goals for this week will be to:
- Do a quickie workout (like the Beach Babe workout) to start my morning everyday this week.
- Run at least 3x this week after work.
- If I do not run, end my night with a quickie yoga workout (I have another site to share that is awesome for yoga)
- Take BodyCombat (cardio kickboxing) on Thursday at my gym (if I can get off work in time).
If I can do these things I am sure I can jump start my body back into craving workouts… and once again have my mojo flowing!
I will need all the mojo I can get because I also have the Warrior Dash coming up this Sunday… 3.1 miles of obstacles through lots and lots of mud! I am still on the lookout for some awesome costumes. I looked at pictures from last year’s event and some of the costumes (which are optional) were so freakin hilarious. I think it will be so fun to dress up and get muddy… but I’m a dork like that.
How do you get your mojo back??