Just wondering if anyone has any hints and tips to help me?
Problem being I have a fitness test coming up in a few weeks time, hence I am really trying to push on with the fitness work, trouble is by the time I get home, all I really want to do is go to bed, let alone putting my trainers on and going out for a 3/4 miler!
I eat fairly heathly, sleep reasonably well most of the time. I have been to the docs before, and there is no medical explination as to why my get up and go has got up and gone.
When it comes to the weekend/have a few days off work, I generally do not feel like this, even though I am generally busy doing other activities - hence I can only assume its to do with the long hours/stress at work.
Can you not run / walk / cycle to or from work. If not daily then at least once a week?
I find that cycling is a great destresser. If you concentrate on your activity you forget all about work so that when you get home you feel much happier and ready for real life.
The other thing, can you run before you go home? Lave your kit somewhere, at work, in your car? Or go somewhere that is great for running.
I do my hill work on my way home from work on a weds morn, I cycle commute to work and carry my running shoes in a rucksack. I chain my bike to a lampost at the top of the hill and then make myself look a twit running up and down the hill for the next half hr. Hopefully I'll cary on once the weather turns.
jillanne ji wrote (see)
O...when i running,i like wear earphone with MP3 listening english words or songs.
Another vote here for before work.
My alarm goes off at 5am, and believe me I am not a morning person. Ask Mrs C!
Vicky, I'm the same when I get home from work, I have no energy left and just want to curl up on the sofa which is why I had to swap to running in the morning.
As the slogan says: "Just do it"
you'll feel better afterwards.
I know the feeling. I get home tired from work and my brain hurts, i work in accounts and i have numbers coming out my head and all i want is to close my eyes and lay in the sofa.
But then i make an effort to go out for a run and i feel better afterwards.
I have learn to Just Do It without thinking or questining it. In autopilot: get home, change and go off to exercise.
Also, something i find helpful is to do some exercise your body is asking for. Somedays i can not face running, but i am dying for a swim, so i go swimning instead. Other days i feel like doing yoga,
Vicky, if early mornings, or lunchtimes aren't a goer, I think the key when you get home is to get straight out, without settling.
Once you settle it's even harder to force yourself out again, but if you can build the routine so you go straight out, then you're well away.
for me not many things can beat a morning run at 5 am ish .getting out there is sometimes the hard bit but once warmed up and running then i just get into my stride and go for whatever pace i feel comfortable at.
try it Vicky im sure you will love it.
make sure you leave the alarm clock outside your bedroom door cos that will force you to get up
all the best
Best go for a run and feel good about your running and the goals you have set for that.
You will be stronger more relaxed sleep better
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