Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lacking Motivation

The title about sums it up. The drive to go into my basement and pick up heavy things is missing.

I am not really sure what to do about it. This Sunday, I cut out caffeine, alcohol, stopped eating out and am making a point to get to bed on time. I really have no idea if it will help or how long the behavior changes will last. My energy levels have been extremely low. This is everything I know to pick them back up.

Unfortunately, there is a fundamental lack of reward to training that continues to trouble me. Outside of a little walking and stretching, the health benefits are not there. Nothing I do other than lifting requires the results that come from lifting. After glimpsing what is required for me to make continued progress, I have trouble convincing myself an ongoing "physical" lifestyle is worth the sacrifice.

I could just be tired and worn out. I have a number of activities competing for my time that I am trying to consolidate. Perhaps once that process is complete, I'll find myself returning to the weights with more consistency. In any case, outside of some missed training sessions, life is going well.