Before we start, I’m going to say that I’ve been awful at this recently. Really awful. But we’re not going to dwell on that!
As I’ve said in a previous post, towards the end of last year I made a promise with myself – to get fit again. Why? Because since starting my job I’ve found it hard to stay motivated to go to the gym in the morning / evening when I’m shattered, which has led me to feel generally more stressed out, lethargic and self-conscious again.
So Dom and I joined Classpass – which really helped with my workout motivation. There are so many different classes available that we could do whatever we wanted – spin, HIIT, yoga – anything!
Now? I’ve cut down on the number of workout classes – partly due to uncertainty at work (I can’t guarantee I’ll have time for a lunchtime spin or that I’ll make a 6PM class) and partly due to my upcoming events. We’re running the Cardiff Half in October – so my workout routine is more cardio based again.
I try and run 2 or 3 times a week, which is occasionally swapped for a cycle (either stationary or on a Boris Bike to / from work, to build up endurance) and a workout thrown in for good measure. But don’t worry, I’m not doing too much – that’s a good week – most weeks aren’t like this! What have I found? I’m faster and running is more comfortable than it’s been in a longggg time!
Update: I’ve hit a bit of a road block recently, as you may know if you follow my Instagram – I’ve had a bit of a back injury so I’ve not been able to run as much as I’d like. I’m seeing a physio and trying to get back to normal – don’t worry I’ll be doing a separate post on this!
So variety may be the spice of life, when it comes to workout motivation, but I guess when it comes to gearing up to a specific event, consistency is key.