Sunday, February 17, 2013
Hi, friends! It has been a busy week. I started my new job last Monday as a sales associate at a local furniture store. There's a ton of training involved so it's a little overwhelming but overall I think it will work out. As of right now, the earliest I start is 10. That will change to 9:30 once I'm on the floor selling furniture. My issue is that I'm having the hardest time dragging my butt out of bed at 7am for my workout. (I know, it's not terribly early AT ALL.) I was up everyday last summer at 7am and completed my workouts without a problem. I think because it's dark and cold at 7am, I don't want to move out of my cozy bed. I get plenty of sleep. I'm in bed by 10:30 and sleep like a baby. I feel sluggish during my morning workout, and I don't feel like I'm giving it 100%. I know that it's something I have to figure out myself and just DO. I could also exercise in the evening when I get home, but my motivation just isn't there right now. It's incredibly frustrating. But I was debating whether or not I should get a gym membership. I want to get serious about strength training, and at home all I have are 5 and 10 pound dumbbells and an old bench and barbell in the basement, which I hate using because the basement is so cluttered that I can barely do anything down there. I've always been opposed to the idea of a gym membership because I like exercising at home (usually) plus the cost of a membership has always deterred me. We only have 2 private gyms in the area plus the YMCA, no Gold's Gym, Planet Fitness, etc. I might make an appointment with Membership Services at the gym I'm leaning towards just to take a look and see if it's something I might be interested in. I would either go before or after work, and since I'd be paying for it, I'd make myself go. Is it ridiculous that I want to buy a gym membership just to get motivated to exercise? I haven't missed a day of exercise since mid-November, but lately I'm not reaching my goal for how many calories I want to burn because I'm feeling sluggish.
I just feel so BLAH because I struggled to exercise this past week. It was only my first week working so I'm hoping I'll be able to develop some kind of schedule. It was so much easier when I wasn't working =p
Now I'm going to torture myself with the dreadmill. Since I can't run on the dreadmill, 10% incline at a walking pace. Let's see how this goes.