Friday, October 04, 2013
Today is Day 44 of Insanity, and I have mixed feelings. Today was max Interval circuit – it’s the longest workout in the whole program, a full 60 minutes long… and that really gets to me. Not the workout, but the number. Just the number. It’s hard for me to find the motivation to get up and do the workout knowing how long it is. My alarm went off this morning.. and I hit snooze, as usual, twice (I know you’re not supposed to hit snooze because it’s a time waster, but I do anyway). Then I laid there. Just laid there – that number 60 flying around me, over my head, taunting me. I kept thinking, “I should do it tonight, when I’m in the right frame of mind, able to get into it, won’t be late to work, ughhhh, 60 minutes… 60 minutes…. 60 minutes….” Thought after thought after thought: Maybe I should do a different workout… maybe I could do a month 1 workout that’s shorter… maybe I can fit it in tonight after I visit my friend’s sister in the rehab center… maybe this, maybe that, maybe, maybe, maybe… 60 minutes! Finally, after laying there for about 25 minutes I was awake enough to get past the 60 minutes and bound out of bed and start the workout. But 25 minutes late starting it means it would go 25 minutes late which would mean I would be late to work! At first I didn’t care since I’m salary and work plenty of extra hours anyway, but then I decided I didn’t want it to become habit, and since I was just complaining yesterday and the day before about my circumstances at work with things that I wanted to continue to be a model employee and not let myself develop any bad routines or mindsets out of frustration. So in the end I cut out 1 rep of each of the 3 different sets of exercises, and I did quicker stretching than he does. I was still a little late to work, but not by much, and I got a partial workout it.
I was kicking myself though because as I was doing the workout I was full of energy! I was jumping and moving and had power and control, and was able to push myself better than ever. Now I wonder how it would have gone if I had done the whole workout. Tomorrow is Plyo and I’m looking forward to doing the whole workout and seeing how much more my body can do.
My weekend has filled up a bit. Yesterday morning I had no plans and now today I am visiting my friends sister tonight after work (she had a stroke! 20 years old and she had a stroke that has paralyzed ½ her body. They think she’ll make a full recovery and be able to regain control of her body, but everyone is just in shock. No family history, non smoker, non drinker, 20 years old – they have no idea yet what caused it), tomorrow night I get to babysit the bebe’s again (SO EXCITED! Niece:9, nephew:7, and niece:2 1/2), and Sunday I’ll be going with my Aunt to pick up my Uncle from a dock from moving his boat down there. So I’m not sure what else I’ll fit in to my weekend for workouts besides Insanity, but usually on the weekend I take a walk or do some activity. I still want to see what I’m capable of on the track, so I might head there. Maybe I could do that Sunday morning and I could do my recovery workout after picking up my Uncle. We’ll see.
Hope you’re all having a Sparktastic Day, and do a better job getting your workout in then I did!