Baby Hercules wrote:
Do you love your job? Or is it more
It definitely drains my soul, but I have never had a job that doesn't so.... :O
I hear you, FH - though I'm still restricted on my lifting for a while, I still want to keep up with what training I can do, but some days, it's a battle to will myself to make the trek to go train at night.
More than anything, for me it's about getting my butt on the way there, then I'm ALWAYS glad I went once I get started. It's the excuse-making that gets me, these days a lot of "I guess it'll be better if I wait for tomorrow when I have more energy", which usually turns into a 3-day lapse very easily. My new plan is to just force myself out the door when I know I should go, once that part's out the way it's all good, but getting that gym bag packed and grabbing the car keys is the toughest part for me some nights!
Other key part I've found is, do NOT allow things to "get in the way" that you can always do easily enough after you get back. Lots of times I said "I really should get that thing done first", knowing in the back of my mind that it would inevitably cause me to stay home and not go lifting. Just set yourself to a week or two of going to the gym as soon as you can after work, as the more time the passes, the harder it gets to find that mental motivation to get training in.
Still working on it myself these days, but hopefully we'll both find our way through it before long!
This is all true, sigh!
I feel that way all of the time after work. The only way for me to consistently get in a workout is to exercise in the morning. That way, no matter how mentally drained I am at the end of the day, I've already got my work out in. I'm on auto pilot in the mornings...I roll out of bed, put on my gym clothes, and I'm out the door.
Not sure if that's a possibility for you or not.
That's a good idea, but then you have to have the willpower to go to bed early
Maybe I can try this tomorrow and see what it's like.