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Yesterday's blah turned into today's energy.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Yesterday was supposed to be a cardio day. The weather here in the south east has been rainy for like "ever"! I just could not get motivated to get dressed and brave the cold, rainy, icky day to get to the gym. My body ached all over, my mind was foggy, just not feeling like myself. Now before you "go there", I do not have the flu but just wasn't feeling the motivation to exercise. After toying with the idea of just pushing through it, I finally gave into my visceral feelings. I piled up in the bed, in front of the tv, with three cats on my lap and a cup of decaf green tea. Before you know it I was out before the lights were! I actually got a full 8 hours sleep, something I haven't done in years. Apparently that was just what my body needed, because I awoke at 5am, dressed for the gym and got my cardio done (beating my previously recorded time for each mile). It's late afternoon and I am still energized and ready to hit my sports conditioning class this evening, followed by a short core class.

I must remember what my trainer keeps telling me, "never sacrifice sleep for workout! Plan ahead and get both in each day."

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  • ARW715
    Awesome! I struggle with getting 8 hours too. You are motivating me to work harder on it!
    1892 days ago
    emoticon I agree that we just have to listen to our bodies. You made more progress by skipping a day than stuggling through when you were tired.
    1893 days ago
    That's great to hear it all fell into place for you, and no, eh hm, eh hm, flu coming on ;)
    Thanks for posting on my blog too.Great advice, and I'll have to check out works on the gentleman you mentioned! Carpe Diem :) :) :)
    1893 days ago
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