Happy weekend friends! Today Drew and I are doing some spring cleaning and yard work #HappyEarthDay. We also had an intense workout this morning with our friend Cody (too many Cody’s) . Here’s a glimpse of my weekend, and tomorrow I will be at a MN Twins game <3
Looking back on this week, it was honestly a good week. I started a new role at my job this week, where I get to work primarily with non-profit companies and their retirement plans. I always envisioned myself working in a non-profit, so this transition at work makes me happy.
However, after work I was on a permanent glued to the couch and the internet daze for most of the week. I was feeling like the most lethargic and lazy person on the planet. In the moment, I was enjoying myself, comfortable on the couch and shopping LuLaRoe, browsing Pinterest or working on my blog. However, when it was time for bed, I of course felt like a waste of space. I have been struggling since vacation with jumping back into my work out routine and feeling motivated around the house. On Thursday night, I decided I needed to get out of my funk and here’s how I’m doing it.
Ask for help. When you literally feel like you cannot lift your body off the couch, call for help. #LifeAlert 😉 I had to be honest and tell Drew, I’m sorry I suck and please give me a hand off this couch. Asking for help, doesn’t always mean physical help, but also conversation. It can be a talk for support and motivation.
Start with something small. On Thursday, when I finally faced my reality of being a sloth and Drew pulled me off the couch, I did some laundry and then I became a rockstar and also did the dishes. I only say rockstar because I did NOTHING for the first half of my week. When you can’t seem to do anything at all, start with something small.
Make a list of all the things you accomplished no matter how small. At the top of the list should be making it to work everyday and doing your best. This seems like it should be a given and not an accomplishment, but sometimes getting out of bed and tackling work is tough and truly an achievement (raises hand). Sometimes you have to add other little things to your accomplishment list too, like I had an appointment with my banker and scheduled an appointment for my wisdom teeth surgery (yikes!) and even cleaning out the cat litter 🙂 .
Set some goals. I realized the reason I have been struggling with my fitness since vacation is that I do not have any goals. I have constantly been working toward a goal since last year when I “got into fitness”. At first, I was doing Advocare and wanted to shed some lbs. Then I was running for the Brat Trot and later for the 100 mile club at our fitness center. Finally, I was working the hardest I ever had for a body that would make me feel comfortable in a swimsuit during Mexico. Now… I have had nothing to work toward, and I need a goal to motivate me. So it is time for something new.
- I want to make the Monthly Biggest Users list at my fitness center in May. You have to go 20 times during the month, and I know I can achieve this. I just have to put the time and effort in. Shout out to Drew who made it last month!
- I want to run a 10k, but first I need to get my shin splints under control. So the real goal is here is figuring out how to alleviate my shin splints first.
Finally, get a planner. I have this beautiful magenta Moleskin planner that I got in my FabFitFun Winter box. I was using it all the time and then I misplaced it and became my current disorganized mess 🙂 . So I found it, and now I can map out my week with meals, fitness, blog posting, and even work. It feels good to have a plan and a purpose. When you lay your plans for the week out in writing, it is a lot easier to follow.
How’s everyone else doing? Do you have other tips on getting out of a funk? Let me know in the comment section.