I tend to draw my motivation to train from specific events. I often joke that I'm a very lazy person who could easily drift away from athletics completely, if I'm not careful.
Right now, I have no events on the horizon. I'm not sure if or when my hamstring will let me return to running at a decent level. I'm enjoying my training in the gym, but I don't compete in lifting. With the recent cold weather and snow, road cycling seems to be about done.
Even my wife, who ran her half marathon recently, seems to be unfocused and unmotivated.
Last week, I lifted twice. I ran zero times. I went out of town for the weekend and I took my running clothes, but running just didn't happen.
I feel like a boat lost at sea, just drifting aimlessly.
As my motivation for training has waned, my motivation to eat well has waned as well.
The food I ate this past weekend is not what I would have eaten two months ago if I'd made the same trip.
I feel fat, unmotivated, injured, and lazy. And that scares me.
I'm in decent shape and I need to get myself re-focused before I'm more fat and less fit. I need to be ready to ski in just a few weeks.