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Struggling With Consistancy

I'm motivated, and then I'm not.

With the New Boy around, I really struggle with breaking away from the couch to spend an hour or 2 alone with the greenbelt. My weight is up 4 pounds since this last summer. It's not a lot, but hard enough for me to get rid of when its there.

I want to do the 50K I did last year, again this year. But with the training plan I have going on above, it would really hurt if I did attempt it. I want to really win and place in more races in 2014. I can't really do that if I struggle with being consistent in my workouts.

Good news is my work schedule has been switched around and has been just perfect for working out after work. I feel silly when I have the whole gym to myself, and I don't do some form of lifting for at least a half hour to an hour after.
From my IG
Monday, I ran around the indoor track for almost an hour. The 2 weeks previously, I spent a couple hours total doing supersets for my upper body and rowing on the rowing machine.

I want to swim in the pool but being in a swim suit with people around - so scary! Plus my swimming ability is so weak. I don't know if I can do anything other then float/backstroke. Although, I did get brave and get in the hot tub for a few minutes.

I also took a post-run selfie with my swimsuit on.

Not totally happy
Actually, I took 2 and that pic above is the 2nd one. I will not post the 1st one on this blog - ok I lie. I will. It is what I am using for motivation to be more consistent with my workouts! 

We are not going to have this any bigger on the blog but I look at it often on my phone!
My Athleta suit used to be tighter a year ago. Now, it fits a little baggy.  But my thighs seem a little more flabby then what they were last year. I don't know if it is healthy to use current unflattering pics of myself as motivation to workout and be more consistent with my running?

But I am. I am my own motivation.

What do you do for motivation? Swimsuit selfies? Healthy motivation or no?


  1. I think it's a good idea. Just don't focus on how "bad" you were. I think you look great!

  2. Awe you look good! I still haven't gotten a swimsuit. Everyone tells me Athleta is the place to go but I had a suit from there many moons ago and the bra pad things would migrate and fold. Drove me nuts. Do you have a race coming up? That's always what keeps me running.

  3. I'm with ya on the consistency struggle! I had a great run streak going, then tanked it. Hoping to get back out tomorrow.


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