Since my most recent ankle sprain, I’ve found it a lot harder to motivate myself to exercise. I’m hoping that by writing this post, I can actually motivate myself and perhaps get a workout in tonight!
I walk daily with my dog, but I don’t really do any exercise beyond that. (I’ll occasionally remember to stretch before bed.) I’m trying to not beat myself up too much about it because that’s more than some people out there do. I usually walk my dog at least 5 hours/week and about 30min-60min of that time is a jog. However, not exercising on my own does bother me–especially since I have a paid-in-full gym membership for 8 more months. I’m tempted to make an excuse for myself and blame it on the weather, but that is no excuse why I can’t bust out the yoga mat I bought.
I actually blame it on my lack of energy. From what I’ve noticed in Korea, as this is the THIRD winter I’m suffering through here, I just don’t get as hungry as I usually do. I’m by far more hungry and energetic in the summer months than I am in the winter. Is that really strange? I know a lot of diets and exercise plans pick up in the spring so that people can lose the winter weight and rock a new summer body. I simply don’t have that problem. Because I’m not so hungry, my caloric intake drops and my caloric need also drops because I don’t exercise as frequently. If I do workout, I tend to choose less intense workouts. So I actually stay about the same weight (or lose) and maybe lose some muscle definition, but nothing crazy drastic.
So with that…I am feeling a bit more motivated to do a yoga routine that I tried (and liked) about two weeks ago. Maybe I’ll find energy sometime to go to my gym, but for now…I’ll stick with at-home workouts. Wish me luck in getting back to some sort of routine!