Thats how things are going on the fitness front just now. I use the word ‘wish’ advisedly as a wish is when you want something just to be without any requirement from you to do any work or action towards it, whereas a plan, involves thinking, assessing deciding and acting.
Wishing is legitimate in hopeless situations: in the face of disaster, serious illness or grinding poverty, who could help but wish? Otherwise is wishing is the lazy persons alternative to action? My ‘plan’ to become fitter and slimmer is in danger of unravelling and becoming an unfulfilled wish.
So what’s gone wrong? I’ve gained a few pounds quickly after being pretty steady for a year and my last run before today was 2 weeks ago. Yes I have been trying to have more variety and cross training but is it enough? Maybe I have been indulging in too many ‘treats’ food-wise or overdoing it on the ‘getting plenty of rest’ front!
Sometimes up hill!
Sometimes with lots of ups and downs which got me quite breathless, it must have been good for my fitness I thought!
My other issue is my gizmos. I’ve spent (wasted) hours with my garmin trying to get it to sync with garmin connect. I thought I had it sorted after uninstalling and resetting and restarting everything, bought a new ANT stick but then when I tried to upload a run last week it just wouldn’t connect. Then it connected but there was another glitch, asking you to sign in again but not accepting it. It isn’t just me. There are lots of similar complaints on the garmin forum, and tech support haven’t come up with a good explanation / solution.
It’s a shame, because I love my numbers and graphs! If you are a back of the pack jogger, you can only compete against yourself so I need those numbers to keep me motivated.
Then to add insult to injury ‘map my run’ would record my runs but not sync them so I couldn’t get an overview of my activities. However uninstalling and re installing that seems to have done the trick.
In the end I have resorted to writing things down in a PAPER notebook. I’m not wasting money on a new watch and like paper! Does that make me an old fossil? Here’s one we saw on our hols, for comparison!
Don’t worry about my lack of motivation. Im not giving up. Obstacles are there to be overcome!