Weekly Workouts: July 8, 2013

If the first week of July was a rough week in terms of workouts, then the second week was absolutely horrible. For some reason, the excuses came way to easily for me last. I was exhausted. I stayed at work too late. I had too much to do at home. My boyfriend came home from work super late. There just wasn’t enough time. It is really disheartening to think that I so easily give myself a pass to skip my workouts. Last year, I felt like I was in such a massive slump all year long and it certainly didn’t help me move forward towards my ultimate goals. I was hoping that I was done with the slump for at least a year but that doesn’t seem to be the case.

I am the only one that can get me out of my training slump and I know that I just have to push through. I can see the improvements that my weight lifting has given me so far. I can feel that my running pace is getting faster. I know that I am doing is exactly what I should be doing but I need to be more consistent with actually doing it. I am really hoping for a much better week.

Last Week’s Workouts:

  • Monday, 7/8/2013 – Cross Training + Strength Training
    • Elliptical – 1.90 miles, 20 minutes
    • Strength Training – NROLFW Workout 1A #9 (17 minutes)

Monday's Workout

I was not in the mood to wake up early on Monday morning so I decided to wait until after work to go to the gym. My boyfriend needed to extra sleep since it was going to be a really long week of work for him. One good thing about going to the gym after work is that I don’t have to worry about getting ready for work afterwards. One really bad thing about it is that I can’t stay too late at work even if I need to. My NROLFW workout was the second to last one for Stage 1 and I knew that it wouldn’t take me very. It only involved one set but I had to do as many reps as possible with the same weights that I started with. I can honestly say that I am really pleased with the progress I have made so far.

  • Tuesday, 7/9/2013 – Rest

The excuses started on Tuesday. I came home work later than I wanted to (of course) and get tied up doing some work around the house and on blog. By the time my boyfriend got home from work, I was too exhausted to go for the planned 2 mile run. I was so frustrated and annoyed with myself.

  • Wednesday, 7/10/2013 – Cross Training + Strength Training
    • Elliptical – 2.42 miles, 30 minutes
    • Strength Training – NROLFW Workout 1B #9 (19 minutes)

Wednesday's Workout

On Wednesday morning, we decided to wake up early and go to the gym. My boyfriend was craving a workout and I wasn’t sure I would be able to make after work. The NROLFW workout was the last one in Stage 1. It was a bittersweet moment to know that I was finished with the first stage {again} but I also feel like I really pushed myself this time around. I will be posting a recap with my current measurements and new pictures later this week.

  • Thursday, 7/11/2013 – Rest
  • Friday, 7/12/2013 – Rest
  • Saturday, 7/13/2013 – Rest
  • Sunday, 7/14/2013 – Rest

The rest of the week I spent making more excuses. I realize that it doesn’t make for a great blog post but that is the truth. I am really hoping that this week will be much better for me. I am seriously going to STOP MAKING EXCUSES!

How did your workouts go last week? How do you get through an exercise slump?


  1. says

    I pull myself out of an exercise slump by creating a new, upbeat playlist that I know I’ll get excited about. I also change up my running routine – so if I’ve been running at the park a lot, I’ll head down to the beach or even sweat it out on the treadmill. Sometimes just these little breaks in what has become a monotonous routine can do the trick!