Confessions from an Ex Fat Boy

We all have those days when we don't feel like moving at all. You'll get the feeling that your routine work is just so boring and what you are doing now made no sense at all. Here are some ways to know you're burned out:

1. On the way to the gym for your usual workout, it suddenly rain. You quickly rush home to lay on the couch though you know the rain doesn't affect your workout.

2. You could imagine your running shoes starring at you from a far, daring you to go out for a morning run. But then you decide to hide under the blanket.

3. Your stared at your mobile phone, your workout partner is calling you for the forth time and the thought of switching off your phone cross your mind.

4. You are pushing through all your workout sets. You're personal trainer standing beside you is counting for you, but you can hear yourself saying "I know there are 5 reps more to go...Do you have to keep counting?"

5. Looking at your gym bag gives you a soar eye.

6. When you are doing your shopping, you go through the racks and you hear yourself saying "Whats up with all the labels behind these packets?"

7. In the morning to work, you park in the nearest parking space, take the lift instead of the stairs and roll your chair to your colleague's desk instead of actually walking.

8. At lunch, you asked a colleague - Want a donut?

9. During your usual morning run, you stop and check your shoes to see if someone secretly strapped 10-lb weights to your feet.

10. Getting out of bed feels like an abs workout.

Does this sounds familiar? Its all right. Is normal burnout sometimes happens to us. Just take the time off from your normal workout and try something new instead. You can consider participating in Project 31 or you can simply give yourself a few days of rest. Take the time and share your problems with a friend and you'll come back stronger than ever!
2 Response to '10 Ways to Know You're Burned Out from Working Out'
  1. Andrea'> September 10, 2009 at 6:59 AM

    I somehow came across your blog. I saw your before and after pics and I wanted to tell you that you look great! You've come a long way! Congratulations!
    Oh, I liked your list! It made me laugh! LOL
    Have a great day!


  2. The Amazing Shrinking Girl'> September 10, 2009 at 4:22 PM

    hmmm... i feel like a lot of those sometimes!! ha ha!

    and great job so far... you look awesome! come join me for my 365-mile exercise challenge!