Friday, July 12, 2013

Seeking Motivation

So have you ever gone through one of those slumps, that just keeps on going?  You can envision exactly what you need to do, and even what you want to do, but yet you just can't seem to get yourself to do it?
Well, that is me right now.
I think a lot of it has stemmed from this lingering injury now 6 months and counting.  I sort of got a little depressed about not being able to run or do any physical exercise that requires movement of the feet (which can I say is just about all cardio.)
Then there came the Pepsi, I used to just have a 1 or 2 a week, and it turned into one a day.  Then I can't believe I will admit this some days it turned into 2 a day.  Then yesterday, I found myself on my 3rd can and that is when I realized that this extra 10 pounds I have put on over the past month is likely purely from sugar. Which is obviously not going to help me get out of this slump.

So what do I do?  I decided to share it with my blogging friends and use it as a way to stop my bad habits and get my butt out doing something more.  By making my recent bad habits public.

This past week I did go out for a day of hiking, and I've had a wedding which is pretty active.  So I haven't been completely inactive, but yet still feel like I am in a slump!
I did lay off running last week because I have been trying this last resort with these high dosage anti-inflammatory and I didn't want to accidentally injury myself while the pills were masking the pain and I figured the hiking was pushing it enough for the week.
However, next week I can change all of this, I hope!

So besides getting out and logging a few miles each day.  I'm in obvious need of working on my core to shed some additional pounds I have recently added.  I'm not one who ever got into the popular Yoga craze, but I used to really enjoy Pilate's.  So I am going to try to add 20 minutes of that 3 days next week.
Additionally, and this is the tough one, I am going to try my hardest to not drink any Pepsi for the entire week.
I know it's not much, but I really need to do something to get myself out of this funk!  I think I will spend a little more time blog surfing and going off others for a bit of motivation this next week as well.

With that said, I drove out to San Diego last weekend for my cousins wedding.  As a wedding gift I gave her part of her wedding decorations.
The room turned out so pretty and even though I didn't use my company and do all of the decorations this time.  The ceiling canopy was hired out by a local San Diego company, but all the linens in the picture were my contribution.  So I decided that I am going to show the pictures, because like I always say beautiful linens can be the perfect finishing touch for an event!!!








So tell me, what types of things do you do to motivate you and help you get out of slumps?













4 comments :

  1. I hear you on the Pepsi, I gave up Mt Dew last month (again!) and haven't had any in 32 days! You can do 1 week :)
    I sometimes slack and back away to get out of a slump, then I want to train more :)

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  2. I tank you're on the right path for regaining some motivation by setting yourself small goals such as cutting down the Pepsi :) good luck and hope you start to feel yourself soon!
    Elle @ keep it simpElle

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  3. We've all been there and done that! A long term injury plays a big part of falling into a slump. It sounds like you're on the right track. Stick with your plan and you'll be back ready to run and stay active :)

    You can go 1 week without a Pepsi. I'm sure of it :)

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  4. Watching a live event -- a bb comp, a run, etc. is always good for some motivation -- whatever you like to do. Watching baseball would do nothing for me. LOL!

    The room turned out really pretty.

    It'll take a couple of weeks but once you give up the Pepsi for good, you'll be happy you did.

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