Gym ADD… Help!

Recently I’ve been feeling way less than motivated in the gym. Over the summer I’ve pretty much been winging it and making up my workouts as I went along. I knew what body parts I’d be working that day, but I made up the actual workout as I went along. 

This worked up until about two weeks ago when I hurt my back after falling down the stairs. I had to “go easy” on myself, which I don’t really handle well. I think I only rested that day and never let my back fully recover. Therefore all of my workouts have been subpar for fear of further injuring myself (instead of just taking a few days off to make sure it heals properly.)
As I’m typing this, I know the answer to my question: take a few days off. Luckily I will be road tripping back home next week so I will have some down time to heal!
I’m interested to know what you guys do when you’re in a workout slump. Are there any structured workout plans you recommend? Any suggestions to help me motivate myself are greatly appreciated 🙂 

10 thoughts on “Gym ADD… Help!

  1. HIIT WORKOUTS!! They’re typically shorter, quick paced, and use a ton of different muscle groups. I have a few on my blog if you’re interested.

  2. i went through that a few weeks ago too! i knew i needed rest, so i took a few days off….but then i used “resting” as an excuse. so i joined CrossFit. my love for working out is back in full force! i think i needed to get out of my comfort zone and do something different and challenging. glad to hear others have slumps too!! xoxoxo

      • i do! it is way different than ive ever trained…i am sore everyday..but not the normal sore. i mean like i-got-hit-by-a-truck sore 🙂 it’s taking some getting used to lifting heavier, less reps weights and not as much “cardio”, but i think i’ll be sticking to this for a long time! i’m not just trying to find my balance. 🙂

  3. Just found your blog! I love to do circuits incorporating functional movements in between segments of sprints or rowing. I love sprinting and I love workouts that fly by like that! 🙂 Awesome way to incorporate cardio and strength together too!

    • I’m a HUGE fan of circuit workouts. They pass the time so quickly and I’m always nice and sweaty afterward which is a great feeling. I would love to try rowing! I’m always scared to get on that machine… I have no idea what I’m doing! hahaha

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