Real life is hard, man!
I have been in my new, real, proper, grown up job for over 2 months now. I am enjoying it – I like being in the office, I like being on the road and I like doing presentations. Which is good, because that’s what my job is.
I have been determined to keep up my fitness routine, and have managed it – for the most part. I’ll drag myself to the gym in the morning before work to get it done, take myself off at lunchtime for a run and tire myself out in an after work spin session.
The last couple of weeks I’ve been doing a fair bit of travelling around the country, and it has meant my routine has taken a hit. I am more tired than normal, and I don’t have time to fit it in. This really gets me down. I feel like I’ve failed if I am either too tired to do it, or if I’ve just run out of time in the day to squeeze a bit of a workout in.
This is ridiculous, I know, and everyone else has to move around real life too. It has just taken some getting used to after having been a student and basically being able to organise my own life completely and utterly. I have always been busy but I have been able to prioritise things just how I want them prioritised, and my motivation and will power has taken a hit in these past couple of weeks.
No matter whether I have a routine or whether I just slot exercise in as and when I can, I need to get back on track because it’s now 6 months until the London Marathon 2014, and I want to nail this one – no injuries, no set backs. I need to relocate my mojo, and kick it into gear: time is short. I still haven’t sorted out my hip properly but I think all I need to do is focus on mobility and foam roll the sh*t out of it.
Motivation and drive isn’t usually something I struggle with, but tiredness is definitely my worst enemy.
Has anyone else lost their mojo when they’ve started somewhere or something new? How did you deal with it?