I had a difficult morning. I don't really care much for weekends. They are very boring and all I do is sit around a crappy house because my boyfriend won't go anywhere or do anything. I like my job and my coworkers so I'm in a rather better mood Mondays through Fridays. I woke up this morning feeling very cranky and down, and moped around all day. And didn't eat so great... as in, a cinnamon roll for breakfast and ice cream for lunch. Nice, huh?
I've also been getting into this bad habit of not working out if I don't "feel like it". For a really, really long time I always "felt like" working out so if I didn't feel like it, I didn't do it, because it was not often and I thought I was just listening to my body. But lately I have been having trouble getting motivated and for the past few weeks I have had to push myself out the door when I really don't especially want to. And you know what? I am always glad I did!
Today was one of those days... I was sad, I ate poorly, and at 5PM I really just wanted to take a nap, but... I got dressed... I got my Oxygen magazine that I found a workout in... and I opened the door... and I went outside... and I warmed up... and I worked out.
And of course, I do feel better.
It was a pyramid workout switching between pushups and bent-over rows, then squats and deadlifts. So it went like this:
1 pushups, 1 row
2 pushups, 2 rows
3 pushups, 3 rows... until I got to 12 reps of each.
Then the same:
1 squat, 1 deadlift
2 squats, 2 deadlifts
3 squats, 3 deadlifts... until I got to 12 reps of each.
It wasn't the hardest workout I have ever done but I feel much better for it and I got 1450 points on Fitocracy for it
Still not quite sure how the point system works but I've learned that a good workout for me is around 1,000 points, give or take. It's fun just to plug in the workout and see my points, LOL. I feel like a little lab rat pushing a lever for a reward
There is a sign outside the gym I drive past every day that says "You're only one workout away from a good mood." It's true. Give it a chance, even if you don't "feel like it".