Wednesday, January 30, 2013
I am well into week 4 and have been so consistent with my workout schedule thus far. That may not sound liked a lot - but it is for me! On Tuesdays I go to the gym from 5:30-7 am to do my weight lifting workout & cardio on the elliptical before hubby leaves for work. So Monday night comes and I absolutely cannot sleep. No idea why- it happens to me on occasion but not since starting this consistent exercise routine (another perk). 1 am, 2 am, finally somewhere between 2 and 3 am I decide the gym is not going to be a good idea. I felt so awful about it because I know I have a habit in the past of letting one day throw me right off my whole plan! I also had a very busy tues planned- all dressed up (which I never do) cause it was my day to volunteer at my son's school, then dentist appts with the kids after school.
Well, don't you know it bothered me SO much all day that I didn't get to the gym! I don't know if it was guilt or fear of getting thrown off track. Could've been a bit of both. But a BIG part of me felt like I was missing my "gym fix". I just needed to get there and get my workout done. So after the dentist I decided to pack my gym bag and take all 3 kids with me, pay the extra fee for the child care, get out of my dress clothes and get my workout in. I can't tell you how unlike me this is. To do a workout in middle of afternoon after having a busy day. I am also a bit intimidated by the after work gym crowd (much different than my 6 am crowd). I am the type who needs to do it 1st thing in am or it does not happen! I guess not anymore! Now I make it happen!
When I got on that first machine ( chest press- my favorite) I felt like "AAAHHH" just what I needed. Looking back, I have also Pushed through other obstacles this month like snow storms, school delays and sinus infections. Spark has helped me so much, I can't believe how much I am changing and how determined I am! I hope I can keep this drive alive! Thank you for all your help!