I regressed: I didn’t do day 8 of my 30 day fitness challenge!

22nd October 2017

Oh dear. I didn’t go to the gym either, which I was supposed to do this morning. I visited home for the weekend, and all I wanted to do was stay at home and be around my parents. I did bits and bobs of work during the day, but Friday night I slept for around 2 hours and so did a lot of napping during Saturday and woke up late today at about midday. That’s unusual.

All I can think about right now is how tired I am – I’m not ready to sleep, but I’m certainly not going to do my challenge now. I kept putting it off during the day – and said to myself I’d do it when I got back to uni after the coach and that was at 10.30 pm! Like I said, I think I do notice myself regressing slightly when I’m at home. Being at uni is nice because everything is within walking distance (mostly), whereas at home it always requires a 20-30 minute bus journey which might have something to do with it. Also, all I can think about is work and guilt with not working when I’m at home and I suppose the motivation just wasn’t there for me today. I’m also thinking about the tasty doughnuts I had on friday, and the chocolate. Oops.

There’s a lot of posts and advertisements, and videos and tutorials out there optimistically telling you how great it is to get fit, and it paints this picture of motivation and enthusiasm. But in reality, it isn’t this easy. We have those days where the last thing we want to do is exercise, and do anything strenuous. This is one of those days for me, and I don’t have an issue with admitting that.

I’ll be back in to the swing of it tomorrow.

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