Lately my body has felt sluggish.  My runs feel heavy.  My mind wanders off in yoga class.  I find myself unmotivated.  I still set my alarm and do my early cardio.  I still pack my gym clothes and hit the weights every afternoon.  I still manage to get 1-2 yoga classes in a week but I am just going through the motion, cruise control and it isn’t fun nor do I feel passionate and that in itself is disturbing my life – no passion.

So instead of doing the same thing over and over expecting to shake my “rut” I have decided to do something about it.  I could easily stop all activity and think I need a break.  I could probably say, “it will work itself out” and take no ownership in what is happening but where is the passion?  I would still be going through the motion in “hopes” it comes back.  Instead I am switching things up.

My morning cardio is now an early morning yoga flow on my patio with a playlist of 80’s “slow jams” which means there will be a lot of singing too.  I now jump rope and do abdominal crunches in between each exercise to kick up my heart rate and get in more abs.  I am taking surf lessons again.  I need passion in my life.  Even if it comes in little spurts like singing a song, feeling my heart beat, experiencing something new.  I need it in my life or else I feel like I am in a rut.

Are you in a rut?

LisaFIT San Diego Personal Fitness Trainer 74

Are You In A Rut?

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