Best Body Bootcamp Week 5: Unmotivated

I mean, it was bound to happen eventually, right?


I’ve got to be honest you guys: I just was not feeling Boot Camp this week. Actually, it wasn’t really so much Boot Camp that I wasn’t feeling as much as it was being healthy in general. I didn’t want to work out, I didn’t want to make good meals–honestly, I just wanted to be lazy. I had a lot going on at work this week, and as an afternoon workout-er, the busyness of my job definitely took a toll on my motivation. I also have a tendency to get burnt out on training cycles right around this point (if you can consider Boot Camp to be a “training cycle”), and that certainly hasn’t helped matters either.

Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday were really all fine. But on Wednesday I came home, sat down, and had an extremely tough time convincing myself to get back up. I knew I’d be glad I got a workout in once I got started, and I was. Thursday, though, was the day I planned to go swimming. For those of you who didn’t have the pleasure of commuting home in Chicago on Thursday, it was disgusting. I’m a professional Midwestener, and as such I’ve been through a lot of Midwestern late winters, but I honestly can’t recall the last time it was that gross outside. The temperature was just wrong–about 33–which meant it was snowing…kind of…but it was the wettest, heaviest, nastiest snow you’ve ever tried to walk through. Honestly, it was more like slush falling from the sky than anything. I was going to go swimming anyway…but then dinner took longer than expected…and I started talking to my roommate…and the next thing I knew I was calling my workout off and enjoying some King Cake instead (the benefits of having a roommate from New Orleans: Mardi Gras is taken very seriously in my apartment). I told myself I’d go swimming on Friday instead, but as I write this on Friday, I’m still not convinced that’s going to happen. I know it’ll be worth it, but I’m tired and lazy and have yet to get started on my sister’s birthday present, which has to go in the mail tomorrow to make it to her in time. So there’s that.

I’m confident that I’ll get my workout mojo back soon, but it’s kind of a bummer to be so unmotivated in the mean time. Being active is important to me–I wouldn’t being doing Boot Camp if it weren’t–so it’ll be nice to start feeling like my normal self again…hopefully sooner rather than later.

(On an unrelated note: I believe a day like today calls for a pretty serious SGO HOPE. Show those Knights who’s boss and get a little redemption for a few weeks ago, all right? Make me proud to wear orange and blue today).

14 thoughts on “Best Body Bootcamp Week 5: Unmotivated

  1. I get like that…pretty much sums up how I feel about my long run right now haha…I know I’ll be happy when it’s done, and I know it doesn’t have to be speedy or anything, just needs to get done…it’s just one of those days where I’m cold and still sleepy and want to be lazy…I can save that for tomorrow haha! And I seriously need to get on this king cake thing…I’ve never had it but it keeps popping up this week and making me want some!

  2. I have not been doing well the past 2 weeks. One week I was sick and had no workouts and last week I just wasn’t feeling it either. We will bounce back. Heck, that’s why my new mantra is “every setback leaves a path to make a comeback.”

  3. oh you know sometimes we have to let the unmotivated slump hit. we really do. you have a life, a busy life so this so called ‘healthy’ living doesn’t have to always be a priority. I have no doubt your mojo will come back.

  4. You know what? Some days you just aren’t feeling it. Like at all. And that’s totally okay because you don’t have to feel awesome all the time. Sometimes you just need a break. Eventually you’ll miss the adrenaline rushes and you’ll want to workout all the time. Happens to me at least!

  5. I feel the same way – I’m in a bit of a slump myself. I was all gung-ho about Best Body Bootcamp but aside from doing my mid-point test this week, I actually FORGOT all about BBB and haven’t done any of this week’s workouts yet – I’m heading to the gym in a few minutes though, with printouts in hand!

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