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My motivation. It’s gone.

You’d think that after being sick and losing all that training time, I’d be chomping at the bit to get back. But no–far from it.

I’ve tasted freedom, and now I can’t get enough of it. I dread going to kickboxing class, especially on Saturdays. So sometimes, I just…don’t.

I’m hoping this Saturday’s fights at my club will help re-motivate me. I certainly need the boost. It doesn’t help that both my jobs are especially busy this month. Working on my book? Forget it.

After seeing my boxing coach post-fight, I questioned the wisdom of stepping into the ring myself.

How do you motivate yourself when you’re feeling sluggish? Anyone got a “kick in the pants” for me?

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  1. Mystic_Mom

    When I’m feeling that way I try to do somethings that are special TLC for me, and give myself some guilt free time to enjoy them. Then, at least for me, it seems that the motivation comes back to do what I want to do. Sometimes when we are sick or just off track bouncing back isn’t what we need to do, sometimes we just need to wander back enjoying the scenery. We’ll still get there but it doesn’t have to be a race. List some things that seem ‘decadent’ that you’d like to do but haven’t – and then dabble a bit. Enjoy some freedom and then you’ll feel more motivated to get back to things. 🙂

  2. Jen

    Here’s a double kick Holli!! Why don’t you come and be my partner tonight?

  3. Story Teller

    MM – that is great advice — how I wish I had the time! At least I’ll have this Saturday to myself, as boxing class will be cancelled to set up for the fights. But have you ever noticed how fast those moments of free time pass? In a heartbeat!

    Jen — sure, if you don’t mind putting up with my tired, dragging ass.

  4. Chris

    Taking time off is hard, as per your earlier post about bodies in motion and at rest. The best advice is what you’ve given me in the past: suck it up and go, even if you don’t feel like it. After a while, you’ll start to feel like it again. But the longer you get used to resting your body, the more it craves rest. Trust me, I’m the expert here. 🙂 It’ll try to convince you that it’s too sore, or too tired, but don’t listen to it: you may just wind up feeling completely rejuvenated afterwards, as I did this morning after my first run in forever. Good luck! I really feel for what you’re going through.

  5. Story Teller

    Thanks, Chris. I’m a lot better at giving advice than I am at taking my own.


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