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Feeling "Blah"

What do you do when you're just feeling lazy, run down, and burnt out? I've taken a day off, but now just can't seem to get back into the swing of things :(

Mon. Feb 13, 8:08am

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Maybe you should look at the member above you who lost 50 pounds! gave me motivation today. (thread is called my body is in onderland.

Monday, February 13, 2006, 8:46 AM

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Make yourself get up and do something. You will feel worse if you let it go on for another day. You definitely don't want to get into a downward spiral. You will feel so much better once you do it, physically and mentally. Like the Nike ads say... JUST DO IT! swoosh! :)

Monday, February 13, 2006, 8:58 AM

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Try something different!

Do something outside of your normal routine, try something new. Jump rope, hoola hoop, take a dance class, dance around your house to your favorite music, fast-walk someplace you need/want to go anyway, ride your bike, treat yourself AFTER your workout with a bubble bath or movie rental...

The feeling you get after working out when you were dragging going into it is so great! Just yesterday, I was really taking my time, but knew I should go for a swim. Getting ready, I felt tired and lazy and unmotivated, but told myself I was going to do it anyway. Even as I walked from the lockerroom to the pool, I was thinking, "I don't really want to do this," especially since it felt cold. But once I got in the water and started swimming, I was instantly glad I had dragged myself there. I felt so great and proud afterwards! Try it!...

Monday, February 13, 2006, 9:28 AM

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hoola hoop?

wow, hoola hoop, that just made me laugh! do they still sell those? I'd like to get one to vary my routine - what fun!

Monday, February 13, 2006, 9:46 AM

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Yesterday I was feeling the same way...I delayed going to the gym all day and was almost at the point of talking myself out of going. But then my roommate came home and asked what I was doing for the evening, and I said that I was trying to convince myself to go to the gym, but I wasn't sure I was going to make it. Having said that to her, I decided about 10 minutes later that couldn't very well not go to the gym, so I did, and once I got there, it felt great, and I was very happy I had gone. Sort of like peertrainer...she didn't know she was holding me accountable, but having said out loud to someone that I was going, I felt the extra pressure that I needed to get going.

Monday, February 13, 2006, 10:19 AM

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OP here:

I liked the comment about accountability. And I do feel that way about Peertrainer, if I explicitly state a goal on here I feel guilty if I don't achieve that goal. Having said that, I'm going to tell all of you here that tonight I will do my 50 minute "The Firm" workout. I will not let myself slack off again, no matter how lazy I feel. There. Done.
I'm also contemplating buying a hoola hoop. I've heard they can make for a pretty good workout. Should be fun.
Thanks for your support. Sometime we all need that extra little push.

Monday, February 13, 2006, 10:29 AM

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You can do it!

You'll feel so good tonight after your workout! Come back on this thread and let us know how it went. We all look forward to hearing about it!

And one of the best things about hoola hooping is that it's so funny to do (since most of us haven't picked one of those things up since we were 7 years old), that you'll end up laughing hard and having fun. Try to time yourself and see how long you can do it. Or just break it up by also doing jumping jacks, squats, push-ups, crunches, some weight-lifting, jump roping, dancing or whatever you enjoy! I love the variety!

Monday, February 13, 2006, 2:10 PM

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When I'm feeling blah, I go to the gym even though I don't want to. Once you get through a workout you feel great and proud of yourself.

Monday, February 13, 2006, 7:13 PM

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I have a hula hoop and I love it....you just cant not get in a good mood...when your hula hooping....I got mine at toys r us!!!!!!

Monday, February 13, 2006, 9:01 PM

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i really understand this. I think it is really normal to feel this way and I'm currently trying to figure out how to get myself out of a downward spiral. i'm starting with finding a new focus or goal to invigorate myself. is there some physical fitness goal you've been meaning to achieve? is there a person you could pull in to join you? is there a new group you could join who is currently in the same place? i've found that when I went into this downward spiral, i no longer fit into my groups and dropped out for awhile. i'm trying to get back in there. i hope you don't let it get you down.

Monday, February 13, 2006, 11:31 PM

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OP again:

Well I'm definately feeling a bit better today. I did my workout last night. I started out a bit slow, but part way through I realized that I wasn't finding it as hard as normal, not because I wasn't working, but because I was getting stronger and better at it. Now if that wasn't enough to boost my mood, I got up and weighed this morning, and was down a pound (the lowest I've seen the scale in a long time). Nothing like seeing and feeling some real progress to get you back in the game. I just hope this feeling lasts and will help me keep going. A lot of the time I feel like I'm not making any progress and I think that's what really gets me down (on top of the "winter blues"). I just need to keep working, and stick with peertrainer, this place is really great for finding support and encouragement.
Thanks guys.
PS. I'm going to go buy a hula hoop this weekend! I can't wait :)

Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 10:30 AM

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How about some hula hoop tips? I could never do it, even as a child, so I find it kind of demoralizing....

Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 10:32 AM

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Good job, OP

Breaking out of a rut is hard. Congrats on getting the weight down, too!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 10:56 AM

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Hula hoop tips!

I just found a site with some general instruction and some user tips...

Link

Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 11:26 AM

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Hula Hooping

I just found hooping.org
Check this out:

Link

Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 12:34 PM

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I know exactly how you feel - I feel like doing nothing today, even though I have a 7 mile run planned. I know that if I don't do it, I will feel much worse about myself.

So, I am going to get out there and get started. Once I get past mile 3, I feel so much better!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006, 5:09 PM

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