I’ve been lazy
It’s been a few days since I posted here on Quick To Fit. It’s been a crazy couple of weeks, and my fitness goals have pretty much gone by the wayside. I know that sucks, but sometimes that happens.
At the beginning of last week I got an infection in my eye that caused my eyelid to swell up to several times its normal size. On Monday I couldn’t even see out of my eye. I went to the doctor and they gave me some antibiotics to help kill the infection. That seems to have helped, but I still had a buildup in my eyelid that needed to be drained (ewww.. i know). This morning I went in and they cut my eyelid open and removed it. I now have 2 stitches in my eyelid. Because of the infection, I haven’t felt much like exercising – even though I could have.
photo credit: Luis Fabres
From the middle of the week last week I was dealing with a problem with our house’s foundation. We discovered some mold in our basement a few weeks ago which seemed to be the result of a crack in our foundation. After several weeks of going back and forth with our builder, they stepped up to the plate and fixed the issue. We were happy with that, but it also meant I had to take off work several times in order to be there while they fixed the problem and replaced the drywall. Once again, being there while they fixed the problems took away from time I could have been exercising, and stole my motivation.
Within the past couple of weeks I also had my car broken into and a bunch of stuff stolen, including a digital camera and my Ipod that had my 100 pushups workout on it. Luckily my friends in the blogsphere have stepped up to the plate and provided me with a new Ipod shuffle, and a new camera, however, I just haven’t gotten around to going to the 100 pushups website and downloading the workouts yet. Lame excuse, I know – but there you go.
Over the weekend I went to a retreat with my family at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. While we were there I had planned on going out running, and getting some exercise, but besides a canoe ride with my wife – all I did was exercise my jaw eating at the all you can eat buffet in the college’s dining center. Ugh.
I’m a bit afraid to see if my weight has gone up over the past couple bad weeks – but I suppose I’ll have to get on that scale tonight to see. Here’s to hoping I can muster up some motivation to get back on the exercise wagon!
Have you had a bad stretch in your exercise regimen, and how did you get RE-motivated to exercise?
wow, what a terrible few days. Thinking about exercising is probably the last thing you want to do now, but I guarantee you’ll feel better afterward.
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Andrew is getting fit says
Yikes. Sometimes life gets in the way eh. Hope things look up for you.
So sorry about all that! I hate when stuff gets you off track from your workouts. It’s definitely happened to me before. I think the best way to get re-motivated is to tell yourself you’ll go exercise for just 10 minutes – then once you get going, you’ll workout longer.
Thanks for the encouragement and tips folks. I’m gonna try to get going again tonight. Wish me luck!