Monday, September 12, 2011
My alarm went off from across the room, because I am a lazy-a$$ who likes to hit snooze in the morning even though I am usually awake. Not this time. No--I was awake at 4am, but dead to the world when my alarm went off at 5 to remind me that I picked today to start going to the gym before work. Why today? Why the eff NOT?!?! Actually, the real reason is because it seems that work/activities not exercise related/depression have been keeping me from actually exercising.
I still have goals, y'all. Turns out that means I am gonna be hauling myself out of bed to be at the gym at 5:30. Today was easy. It will be tomorrow that is hard.
The behind the scenes:
After getting back from an entirely awesome weekend, I put away my gear, ran some laundry (which got folded and put away IMMEDIATELY, go me!), did dishes, then ran a few errands, which included getting shampoo and conditioner for my gym bag. Which I then packed.
I cannot beLIEVE the amount of time i took me to do this! I am hoping as I do this more it becomes easier. But it took me nearly 45 minutes just to put work clothes, shampoo & conditioner, and some soap in a bag. Well, to be fair, I also set out my workout clothes and packed my lunch. So, here is what I have learned (who says you have to go on a LONG journey to learn something???):
REMOVE ALL OBSTACLES.
There is always something that can be the target of my apathy. Last night I paved the way for my success by removing ALL the obstacles. Tonight, I will do the same.
I am probably going to blog again today (what?) because I got a really cool email from my dad in the middle of last week that I have been mentally chewing on and wanted to share some thoughts. So, if there is time, more later :) If not, happy monday--hope it is a good one!