Kicking off the week with another 4:20 a.m. wake up! Thankfully they’re getting less and less brutal.
This morning, I arrived at the gym before it opened to work the early shift. I have a brief reprieve right now until I meet up with a client. I’m hoping to sneak in my own workout at some point as well.
A few of you have asked me how my workouts have changed – or if they have at all – since I started working at the gym. You would think the intensity would increase since I’m surrounded by people kicking their butts in the weight room or on cardio machines all day long, but to be honest, the opposite is true. Once I am done working and training clients, I feel less than motivated to work out myself and my workouts seem to be less intense and shorter. I feel like I’m just going through the motions. I miss early morning work outs!
Last week I made an effort to try to motivate myself again with some interval workouts and a boot camp class which felt great. I think that trying out a new work out or looking for a new fitness-related goal might help invigorate my workouts. Sometimes I just need an extra push!
I’m actually starting to feel the half marathon itch again, but since I have to work the early shift at work quite frequently, running when it’s cooler outside in the mornings is out and running in the afternoon or evening would be pretty miserable in the summer heat. I’m open to fitness goal suggestions!
Breakfast this morning was prepared last night. As I cooked dinner yesterday, I made myself a batch of scrambled eggs with spinach, onion, mozzarella cheese and chicken sausage and brought the eggs to work with me this morning.
Ever since I started working the early shift at the gym, my breakfasts have been primarily oatmeal or yogurt-based, so it felt good to have eggs again!
Question of the Morning
- Are you currently working toward a fitness goal of some sort or following a workout plan?
- Any suggestions for a new fitness goal to help me feel more motivated in the gym again?