Thursday, March 07, 2013
I've had a couple motivating moments since Monday and I've noticed a shift in my attitude too. I'm scheduling my days at the gym this time around (taking advice) so it like my job- a solid commitment.
Monday, I cut my workout to only 8 minutes. I forgot my headphones and it was very difficult to get into my "zone." The other was a dull stomach ache that got worse with each move on the elliptical. I dragged myself to the truck after waiting forEVER for dh and dd to be done with their workouts. I was in tears when dh asked about my commitment to health- how long am I planning on taking care of myself? "always- I never want to go back to slugging." His reply- "so this is one blip in a lifetime, you'll make it up another day." Hmm.
I found myself at different points of the day looking forward to the gym after only two visits. The hour we normally go, 7pm, is too late for this early bird. So hubby and I met up after work at 430pm. The challenges would have sent me running home...I was stressed from a crisis at work, we are BROKE and needed exact change for parking, and I was starvin' marvin' (crisis replaced lunch).
We held strong, got the money, worked out AND I had a best time on the Elliptical. Another benefit? The crisis was worked out, my excess energy depleted, and as a couple, we made healthy decisions.
I learned to put things into perspective (easier in other areas of my life), find GOOD solutions (ate an apple instead of eating out to hold me over for a workout and drive home), and worked my stress out physically.
Last night was a success and I was rewarded with ten hours of SOLID sleep. I can't remember the last time I could sleep without stress dreams or bathroom breaks.
Before falling asleep I let hub know- I'm adding a fourth day to my workouts so I can use the pool for exercise.