I definitely thought it was later than Tuesday in the week, maybe around Thursday? That was a disappointment when I remembered it was early in the week!
Last night’s post was definitely a nostalgic one. And I left out my dinner and my workout routine! It felt a little weird, but I think it’s great to change things up a bit.
One reason I did this was to completely focus on my trip home, but also because I wanted to touch on something I really struggled with last night while working out. My goal at the gym yesterday was to bust out a 3 mile run. I thought it would kick off my week on the right foot and make me even more pumped for my upcoming first 5k.
The run started off pretty well. I blasted some Britney (don’t hate) to get me goin’ and stared at Wheel Of Fortune on the TV and tried to guess the puzzles. I’ve been covering up my treadmill lately because if I stare at the screen I’ll watch the time creep along and it annoys the heck out of me. It always makes me feel like the run is longer than normal.
Things were going fine, until all of a sudden, tons of negative thoughts popped into my head. “You can do this!…No you can’t.” “This is SO hard right now.” “How can I run this mileage? I’m definitely not ready for my race.”
I kept trudging along, but around 1.46 miles, I just stopped. I don’t even know what happened, but before I knew it, I was pressing the pause button. Wait…I stopped? Why?! I walked around for two minutes and hopped back on the treadmill. Then I did another 1.3 miles. And then I stopped. I finally threw in the towel and headed over to the sitting area.
I felt SO defeated and angry with myself because I knew I could do it physically, but mentally, I wasn’t all there. So, I did a challenging set of abs and called it a day.
I’m upset a little, but I know I can do this. I just need to jump over this mental hurdle.
This morning, I ate peanut butter from a jar for breakfast.
I used the rest of my PB to make dark chocolate overnight oats last night.
In the mix:
- 2/3 c. mixed oat bran + rolled oats
- 1/2 c. skim milk + a splash more added this morning
- 1 tbsp. chia seeds
- 1/2 tbsp. ground flax
- pinch sweetener
- 1 tbsp. dark chocolate cocoa powder
This morning I sprinkled it with some granola and added another dollop of PB. Hey, you can never have too much nut buttah!
Super chocolatey, just the way I like it!
Have you ever had an exercise mental block? How do you overcome these?