Today I walked into yoga class thinking, “I am going to hop back on the ‘I love working out everyday’ bandwagon,” but that did not happen. I even thought being super gentle to myself would help, so I went to a Core Power 1.5 level class (beginner class). Again, I found myself messing up easy poses- I am talking warrior 1/2 and chaturanga. The flow was happening and I was missing the current.
When class was over I was disappointed again. Being in this mindset is definitely not helping me stay motivated and feel strong, so I wonder what is going on? I got to thinking about my diet and started breaking it down a bit. I have been eating pretty healthy- 90% gluten-free and I have also naturally let go of eating most meat. That’s when it hit me, I have lost the majority of my carbs and protein in the last three months and have not been replacing them with proper substitutes. My body is drained because I have not been filling it up with the right things.
After class tonight I had an IU Alumni Board meeting and ordered a ginormous hamburger and ate every last bite of it (the fries were doomed too since they were on my plate). I already feel a little bit better. Tomorrow I am going on a run, followed-up with a spoonful* of peanut butter, chased down with almond milk. Now that I think I have targeted my lack of motivation situation, I am going to consciously try to fix it.
*What do gluten-free people put peanut butter on? This might be a riddle that does not have an answer!