There are a million and one excuses...I'll only name two. You're welcome.
1. Shoulder surgery recovery. I know this is a big one and you guys are all going to tell me to cut myself some slack. And I know that I need to. But when you are down and out and depressed, it's difficult to just not blame yourself. My recovery is going well. I did ask the doctor if I could run and he said I could try and see how I felt. I've run 4 times in the past 2 weeks for about 3 miles each time. Usually my shoulder gets a bit sore after about 1 mile. I have been going slow and walking when I need to. But I don't want to go out there (my only positive is that I can run and look at the Christmas lights). I'm tired, I'm achy, I'm slow.
2. Weight gain. Due to recovering from shoulder surgery and my general lack of motivation, there has been an obvious weight gain. And with the weight gain, it's harder to run. Joints hurt and I'm tired. I feel sluggish when running or just sitting at home. It's VERY easy to become a slug when you fall out of your routine. And that's where I'm at right now.
Any ideas how to get motivation back? Just do it? It doesn't help that certain things in my own person life can get me a little down but in all reality, life is fine. It's just more excuses. Tired. No time. Sore. Crabby. Blah, blah, blah.
I'm so sorry for my down and depressing post. I feel as though I want to be honest on my blog and this is my honesty. Working out has always been a stress reliever for me so not working out is definitely not helping my mood. I'm happy after a good, sweaty workout.
There are things I want to accomplish in 2016 and 2017, so I need to get this rear in gear!! Thanks for letting me vent and any opinions or suggestions are completely welcome!
Hope you all have a great Christmas and New Year!! I promise to be more cheerful and happy when I see you in 2016!!