Despite my outer, workout obsessed appearance I too can suffer from the normal ebbs and flows of motivation.  My last two GUTS efforts were sub-par, I mentally just was not that into it.  I also have found it tough to get excited about doing the half marathon in early March.

It may be some degree of burn out. After all, my 5 day a week lunch work outs paired with my after work sessions with various endurance activities and contest challenges wedged in there makes for a pretty full exercise plate.

My head hasn’t felt positively focused for a few days and when that happens everything suffers.

On a side note, I still have been doing juicing primarily for dinner 4 or 5 days a week.  We also found a decent alternative for those looking for some of the benefits of juicing without buying a juicer and investing the time required to make juice.

The brand is called Naked.  They have a variety of juice combinations and they are basically just pure juice with no bullshit added although the product is pasteurized for shelf life.  I’ve tried 4 or 5 varieties and all of them were fine.

We have been using these instead of our crack of dawn juicing sessions that were becoming a large pain in the ass.

The bottles aren’t cheap, Ali reports they are roughly $2.50 a pop. However if you compare that to the time/effort and cost of the raw materials used in juicing it will be pretty much a wash.

If you see them at the grocery store grab a bottle or two and try it out.