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?