I have so much to say today! Thanks for giving me the day off yesterday folks, I needed it!
A. I am so super energized and ready to stick to my goals, which are:
1. Eat when hungry, about every 3-5 hours
2. Drink lots of water
3. Get enough rest
4. Exercise every day to boost those endorphins!
I was stuck in a 3 day rut, and I am happy you all helped to dig me out!
This morning I got up at 6 AM and made no excuses. I drove to the gym and got my groove on.
I have a confession to make. Never in my life have I given 100% during a workout. I always think to myself that I need to save a little energy for tomorrow. I think it stems from my dancing life, where you had to do everything full out time and time again. I learned there to give 90% so that I could keep up that 90% class after class, day after day. I don’t think I need to worry about that anymore. This morning, for the first time in my life, I gave 100%.
I almost didn’t go to the gym because I didn’t think I’d have enough time for a good workout, but I did. I did 3 miles in about 25 minutes. Not bad for 6 am right? That includes my warmup of 1.5 minute walk and my cooldown of the same. This is a huge deal for me as treadmills are so hard for me to run on, and I haven’t run that fast, that early, probably since high school. Maybe ever. No joke.
B. Now, because of my amazing workout, I am super hungry and so excited to dig into my oatmeal! Today I have my favorite combo… 1/2 serving oats, 1 tbs pb, and 1 banana. With a tea of course!
C. Announcement! It feels great not to be counting calories, to just eat when I’m hungry and be smart about serving sizes and options. Like Gina said, so much freedom!
D. You all gave some great suggestions for what to do when you are too tired to exercise, or didn’t sleep well and want to snooze:
From CCV: Take a Tylenol PM if you really need it. It will let you sleep when you’re super stressed.
From HangryPants: Just do it. Or put your gym clothes in a place where you can’t ignore them.
From VeggieGirl: Remember how amazing and refreshed you feel after a workout.
From Shawna: Give yourself a few days off, and then get back to it.
From Erin: Just rock it, and go early in the morning so you have no excuse.
Thank you all for your great suggestions! Might I add my own personal suggestion: Being a little tired is not a tragedy. Just go get your workout done, you will always feel better afterwards.
E. I can’t wait for PB to arrive at 1 PM! I am picking him up and dropping him at home until the workday is over.. So excited! We have a great weekend plan. Sometimes I am thankful for our distance because it makes us appreciate our time together so much more. I love him.
P.S.erssss T. G. I. F.