Making a plan makes excuses sound lame
Wednesday, July 03, 2013
On July 1, I launched my C25K app that I downloaded many months ago, for the first time with the intent of trying to actually DO it. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision. I was dressed for walking, not running in the bra department. But, the place I was walking at was deserted, so what the hey. I tried anyway, for almost all of the workout program. It went well! I was challenged but it was doable.
When I got home from that workout, later on in the day I decided I'd try that C25K thing again, maybe on a regular basis. I had also decided to do a circuit training type video more regularly, and see what kind of results I would come away with. Thus hatched a plan, which needed to be written out in order for me to see and tweak when needed. I printed a blank calendar and wrote out which days I'd do the c25k, which the video, and rest days, too. My travel plans are accounted for as well.
Today is a c25k day. If I am to do this, I need to get it done early. After my first cup of coffee, I went to get dressed to head out. My sports-bra was missing!!! NOO! I went around the house searching in ever-more unlikely places for it, and came up empty. I almost talked myself into just taking a walk instead, I'm sore already, blah blah blah excuses. I kept looking. I found the dumb thing at the bottom of my closet, put it on, and off I went. SO HAPPY I didn't listen to the excuses! Now I can check today off my calendar.
I really pushed myself to keep going the full minute some of those intervals, who knew a minute could take so freakin' long!! Haha but I kept it up, and I was so proud of myself when I heard the little voice on the app tell me I was done.