Struggling with motivation

I don’t know what it is about this week, but I am having a lot trouble showing up to my various activities. I reschedule several times a day to push things back and then I just don’t even go. I think my currently messed up sleep schedule has a lot to do with it, I’ve been tired for the first time in several months! I even napped for 3 hours straight yesterday without knowing I even fell asleep in the first place. Beyond that, I just can’t seem to find the motivation. I enjoy all my activities, but they are hard work and to continue doing them requires a significant amount of self-motivation. I have been eating well and the energy is there when I’m awake, but I find myself being lazy. I did absolutely nothing yesterday, at least I climbed for a bit on Monday. Today isn’t starting off so well either because I had planned on going to the early morning MMA workout and Muay Thai class. Instead, I am blogging about my lack of willpower to get out of bed. I think admitting to my laziness this week on my blog is helping me feel obligated to go out and do things today. But obligation is nothing compared to actual motivation!

I even put on workout clothes yesterday, but ended up back in bed instead. My birds were more than happy to have me stay home! In case you were wondering, they’re potty trained.

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Cucumber lemon water

I find juice to be way too sweet now. I drink water and coconut water, not much else. Or water with lemon juice. I only had cucumbers left from last week’s CSA bag and it was definitely time to use them. I actually enjoy cucumber water for its cool, refreshing taste. Yesterday I decided to combine lemon and cucumbers in my water with awesome results. No sugar required and better than lemonade in my opinion!

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Salmon and Cucumber Salad

I’m not a big fan of eating cucumbers. I like the texture, but the flavor doesn’t appeal to me too much. I used to hate them, but now I tolerate them. Since I had to eat my CSA cucumbers, I decided to make a super simple salad. Just slice up some cucumbers and toss in fresh squeezed lemon juice and dill. I actually liked it, much better than cucumbers alone. I should get some lox for an awesome snack pairing as I do love salmon and cucumbers together.

I still have a lot of Copper River salmon in the freezer. Fresh squeezed lemon juice, sea salt, black pepper, tarragon, basil, and minced garlic on top of the filet. Then I broiled it covered in foil until it was done, not sure how long it took since I just kept checking it. I like to keep the skin on the bottom, I find that the salmon doesn’t dry out that way. Plus you get all the good fats out of it!

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Ok, wish me luck in getting things done today! I must get out of this slump! I want to fit in some sort of workout and possibly climb tonight. I also need to volunteer for at least 3 hours and shop for a dress to wear to my friend’s wedding this Friday, as well as a wedding gift. It’s also my CSA bag pick up day! I get way too excited about those, but I love the surprise of what’s inside!

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One Comment to “Struggling with motivation”

  1. sometimes everyone needs a break, and that’s perfectly normal! you’ve been doing a lot! if you feel tired, then listen to your body!! your muscles need time to rest and repair too- even if your nutrition and diet are at optimal levels. No worries Jeanon!! P.S. I might get indian today with SL if you wana come!

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