I’ve really lost motivation to push myself at the gym. My workouts have been easy ones–geared towards giving myself some me time and some activity knowing all of the sitting in meetings and preparing training sessions have rendered my body in some semi-permanent mimed chair position.
I need peace, strengthening and flexibility from my workouts. I’m still planning on Wednesday night spin class, but Monday is typically walking or elliptical, Friday will be a run and the weekend will include a leisurely bike ride. I’d like to add a yoga class.
I’ve decided to let myself take it easy, given the fact that work is busy and hectic–I need my workouts to be of a different pace if I don’t want to burn out or skip the gym more than I already am. It’s gonna suck come September when I gear up towards training for a Thanksgiving Turkey Trot that is a whopping (for me!) 4.7 miles, but that’s life.
Concurrently, my music cravings have ranged on that which is peaceful and calming. See! This is just where my mindset is these days.
Here are just a few of my latest favorites:
“The Orchard” by Ra Ra Riot
“White Blank Page” by Mumford & Sons
“Timshel” also by Mumford & Sons
“Tornado” by Jonsi (formerly of Sigor Ros)
“Zebra” by Beach House
“Norway” by Beach House
“Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap
“Two Weeks” by Grizzly Bear
“Junebug” by Robert Francis
“Falling in Love at a Coffee Shop” by Landon Pigg
And these aren’t even slightly new, but old favorites:
Tegan & Sara’s “My Number”
David Bowie & Arcade Fire performing “Wake Up”
So… anyone ready for a yoga class after all that?