If you have ever just wanted to give up, I know the feeling. Have you ever tried and failed, or tried and gave up quickly? Well, it is time to stop quitting, giving up, and push yourself to the limits!
Yesterday, I just could not get motivated at first. I went to the gym with all hopes of doing HIIT for an hour. I had a plan, and I was going to put it to action. First, I was going to get on the stairmill, then the bike, then the treadmill or elliptical. Well, I did do this, but not for an hour.
I started with a 10 minute hill interval on the stairmill. Well, I did fine & felt great, until I got on the bike. I had the intention of doing 20 minutes on the bike, but I could not do it. I did almost 10 minutes on the bike before I got off, so physically, emotionally, and mentally drained. I just felt that I could not go any further.
But, I went on and got on the elliptical. I told myself, "I am going to do at least a 30 minute workout, and I have only done about 20 minutes!" So, I set the elliptical for 20 minutes, in hopes that I could push through the yucky feeling I was having, and I did (for the most part)! I finished the 20 minutes on the elliptical, and I did feel a little better afterwards.
After finishing my workout, I was drenched in sweat from the pure mental and emotional effort that went into my workout. In addition, I was worn out and exhausted. After I got home, I cooked supper, ate, and was extremely tired and sleepy by 6:30 P.M. That is crazy! But, I forced myself to stay up until at least 9 P.M., and by that time, I was not as tired as before, so I watched one of my recorded shows, and I went to bed around 11:30 last night.
So, the point of the story is, sometimes we are not just physically drained and exhausted, it can become emotional and mental. And, emotional and physical exhaustion can wear you down and make you feel extremely tired, sick, and sleepy! If you ever feel this way, try to push through and motivate yourself to keep going & never, ever give up!