Get Out Of That Funk!

So, to say I have been in a funk lately would be quite an understatement.  I have been in a major funk and it has lasted a lot longer than funks normally last.

I’m not sure if it is the weather, stress, lack of exercise, lack of eating right, or HELL – ALL OF THE ABOVE!

Yes, I am most certain it is all of the above.

As you can see, I have been a little absent in “personal” posts lately.  I had a bunch of guest posts last week and was thrilled to share them with you.  Plus, it gave me a chance to NOT be personal and tell you all what was REALLY going on in my life.

Too much stress + Poor Planning = Eating Out

Eating Out = Eating Unhealthy (for me, not everyone!)

Eating Out + Eating Unhealthy = Too much stress.

See the vicious cycle?

So, yesterday, I decided I had enough.  I was getting my booty on the treadmill and I was going to do intervals.  Intervals always make me feel fast and accomplished and sweaty and good.

So, right before I got on, I put out this Facebook post:

Get Out of That Funk!

The responses I got were awesome.

Here are some of them (in no particular order!)

  • Brandi gets a mani or pedi…
  • Bill drinks beer
  • Renee goes to a Weight Watchers meeting!
  • Leslie does Zumba baby!
  • Alisea (I LOVED this one) said, “I make a really short term goal (just a couple of days to a week) and then reach out to someone on my support team to help keep me accountable to doing the work to attain the goal!”  LOVE!
  • Tammy goes to 5:30 a.m. boot camp when it’s 28 degrees out!
  • Kathy gets her sweat on!
  • Eugenia just repeats over and over, “You’ll never regret it if you do, but you’re going to regret it when you don’t!”

Such great advice!  All of them!

Like I said I was going to do, I got on the treadmill, watched some Biggest Loser and cranked out some intervals.

Biggest Loser, the Treadmill, and ME!

I felt so good after I was done.  Then, I had a healthy dinner of fish and potatoes and called it a day.  After a short trip to Menchies (no toppings!).

Today, I am better and ready to tackle some weight loss!  I better hurry because there are only 11 more days until my Dietbet is over!  Holy cannoli!

How do you get yourself out of a funk?


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  • Chris

    I talk it out with someone (usually my wife).

    For minor funks—I like any of the following—

    *a walk
    *a bottle of water
    *reggae music
    *a gin and tonic
    *making love
    *homemade guacamole

  • Staci Moize

    I was in a funk for basically 6 months last year and gained back every pound that I had lost in 16 months PLUS some. Not sure what to tell you, as I’m still pulling myself up by my boot strings, but you better get out of it!!! Don’t want you to end up like me. :( Funks are horrible!!!

  • Michelle Stevens

    Jen, glad you’re back. I think all of us can relate to “funks” or stages where life changes for whatever reason and our motivation goes out the window. When my funks happen I stop looking at the big picture and focus on right here and now. My goals go out the window and it’s all about just doing something, anything.

  • Rhonda and Sandrine

    We can relate. Great advice!

  • Deanna Schober

    Funks are the worst. I’m so glad you found your solution.

    I like a hot shower to pull out of a funk. And I can’t believe I’m admitting this *cringe* but a little N Sync or Backstreet Boys always cheers me up :)

  • Workout Music Diva

    I don’t know how I get out of a funk…when I get out of the one I’m in, I’ll let you know what I did :>) But I must say, I love the Biggest Loser on the tablet while on the treadmill…that’s the best :>) I’m such a BL fan!

  • edd62890

    I look around for motivation if I can’t find it in myself. I look at the health and fitness boards on pinterest or just peruse weight loss blogs. I sometimes buy a cute, new fitness outfit or something new for working out.

  • NeverEverBeenSkinny

    Your not the only one in a funk! I was just in one on Monday…mainly has to do with my lack of job…and I just had to get right back on track. Just do one day at a time. That is what helps me ^_^

  • Deidra

    I was just talking about this with a co-worker today! I have been in a major funk and the way I get motivated is to get out all of my fitness magazines and lay them all over my house….coffeetable, bar, bedside table, and in my bag that I carry to work. I look at them all day, just to get motivated to do the (one) workout. By doing this, I finally cleaned my diet back up and worked out yesterday. So glad I’m no the only one!

  • Sarah Klauda

    I’ve been in a funk for awhile (I’m bipolar so that’s to be expected), but I’m relearning not to go for food when I feel like this. Taking a walk with my pitbull helps but it’s all about getting up and out. It gets so cold this time of year.

  • Frank

    Hi Jennifer, I have to say you are such an inspiration & I’m loving your blog! It’s so easy to get into a funk & I really enjoy interval training on my rowing machine, it’s a short workout & intense, just like you mentioned on the treadmill, this helps to get me out of any funk…great post! Frank