So last month I returned to the gym, I know we are 5 months into the year and I should be ashamed with myself but, in my defence, it has been a tough year and also the year so far has just flew by. I wrote this post about losing my fitness mojo back in October and, to be honest, I still haven’t found it. I really struggle with finding the time and motivation to get back into it, I am not a person who enjoys exercise but I think now more than ever before I need it.
I need that tired but energised feeling you get after exercise, I need that time at the gym to try and switch off, I need to be able to sleep better at night. Exercise does me so much good but I just don’t enjoy it. I always feel a pang of jealousy when people talk about how much they enjoy running (my husband is one of these people) or love their yoga class but I just don’t, am I missing something? I have tried it all, running, yoga, pilates, tone and sculpt, metafit and the list goes on.
I’m not sure how to fix this, I know that I just need to get into a routine of going in the hope that I will start to enjoy it, or maybe I need to keep searching for a class that I will enjoy (if one exists). Or maybe I just need to get on with it – an hour a day a couple of times a week – drag myself to a class?
I definitely struggle with my time keeping, with 2 children, a part time job, house chores and blogging I struggle to have any spare time at all (keeping in mind I do want to spend a little bit of time with my husband). I don’t want anything to suffer but at the moment my fitness it the one thing that I have dropped. I know there are other people out there who have more children, work more hours, own a much tidier home (honestly that is not hard right now) and are churning out amazing interesting blog posts every day. I am intrigued, how do they do it? Any tips would be much appreciated…
This week I picked myself up a class timetable and set myself a challenge – 2 trips to the gym/class a week…wish me luck!