Finding My Mojo – Can You Help Me?


For the past month my brain has been consumed by a HUGE project that I’ve been working on, in addition to designing and maintaining the new site Fitness Collaborative (which I’m sure you’ve heard me mention a few times :)). I’m one of those people who needs to be constantly thinking about a challenge – either physical or mental and most of the time both. So after the half marathon in May, I started brainstorming on a project and have been working on it every night ever since. It’s almost time to launch it – I’m uber excited about it and will be putting a call out for Beta Testers in a few short weeks from now (keep your eyes & ears open!).

In the mean time the excitement of this project (it really is super exciting) has kept me up FAR TOO LATE many a night. Sleep oh glorious sleep I miss you! I’ve been waking up with ideas for “The Project” and jotting them down in a notebook most nights of the week… Sluggish! I have been SO TIRED every day… And I’ve kinda lost my fitness mojo along the way.

I’ve ran a few times – probably about twice a week, and I’ve gone to the odd BodyPump class, but I haven’t been nearly consistent with my exercise (or eating for that matter) to really “feel good”‘ ya know what I mean? And this next half marathon in October that really haven’t started training for is hanging over my head like a big dark cloud reminding me I really should get up off of my now expanding butt.

READ:  Ragnar Trail Recap and #MotivateMe Monday

So I need help – from YOU! How do YOU find YOUR mojo back when you lose it? Got any tried & true tips?


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  • Steph
    August 9, 2011 at 3:19 pm

    The only thing I can offer up is to set aside the days you’re going to work out and make sure you get the sleep you need to do it. It will help you get your motivation back AND help you get that project done faster because you won’t be falling asleep at your iPad. Oh…and your kids will probably love you much better if you’re well-rested….just sayin’

  • Courtney
    August 9, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    I have a weird way of getting back into running but it works! I go watch a weekend race and all the energy and running makes me want to get in gear!

  • Kevin Morgan
    August 10, 2011 at 8:07 am

    If motivating ourselves can be a challenge how on earth to we motivate others, and have you read Gary Taubes’ latest book, ‘Why We Get Fat And What To Do About It?’ I’m halfway through, and it contains some interesting information on the calories in/calories out debate. Just a thought. I wrote here because I like the style of your neat short posts. I tend to ramble on.
    -k @FitOldDog

    • Janice
      August 10, 2011 at 9:08 am

      Hi Kevin, Thanks for stopping by! No, I have not read that book – I generally stay away from weight loss books because as a Kinesiologist I honestly believe that being active is more important than trying to reach some esthetic goal.

      That said, I got to bed early last night & feel ready to take on the day – gonna take the kids on a hike, and then head outfit a solo 5k once hubby gets home to take over the parenting duties 🙂

      Have a great day!