Why is it so hard to kick the Couch Potato status?

Two weeks ago, I go the 'ok' to start working out. I have been dreaming of this throughout my recovery, so why is it so hard for me to do it? As a runner, I was more at risk for over-training than under, so what gives?

this week I illustrate my current workout regimen of moving from one sitting position to another 

this week I illustrate my current workout regimen of moving from one sitting position to another 

Besides falling out of habit, I have also diversified my interests. Now that I have found new pursuits, it is hard to take time away from them- even for something I really really want to do.

2.5 Months Ago, Prior to Couch Potato Status

2.5 Months Ago, Prior to Couch Potato Status

An object at rest stays at rest....and I. am. at. rest.

Has this happened to anyone else post-injury? Because I am struggling. Not in the existential "do i even like this stuff anymore" way, but in the "why can't I walk two blocks to yoga ugh it is so far" kind of way. 

The stationary bike just isn't as fun as rock climbing, and it can be hard to connect the time I put in on the elliptical to the reward I will get of being able to run in a couple of months. 

That being said, I am going to focus on all the stuff I have accomplished this week. Freelance projects, personal work, building an exhibit, and sure- the occasional and somewhat sad half-attempt at a workout :)

 

 

 

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