The past week or two I have felt like I’m in a major workout slump. I have not had the desire or drive that I usually do to get to the gym or go out for a run. It’s weird because during my 16 weeks of strength training on a program, I was motivated to hit the gym every day, no excuses.
I don’t know what it is, but I’ve just been lacking motivation. I took a few days off in case my body needed a break or something but it didn’t really help.
However, I still have been trying to remain active. I run a mile or 2, or go for long walks with my mom. I have been loving Blogilates abs videos too! I’ve really just been craving shorter workouts. Yesterday my mom and I did 5 sets of hill sprints.
It’s just weird for me because a few weeks ago I loved going to the gym to try to get some personal records on each lift. I’m trying to figure it out but hopefully motivation comes back soon. Perhaps it is just a case of wanting some time off from long, hard workouts. Or maybe it’s the fact that I have nothing to train for (and my 16 week program ended), so I’ve had no structure.
I’m going to seriously try to get back at it Monday though. For now, I’ll listen to my mind and body and take it easy, but Monday I want to get back to seriously lifting. I don’t want to lose all that strength I built up!
Basically, this post was to ask for your advice and insight.
Has this ever happened to you? How do you get out of a workout slump?
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