Working out in jammies!
Friday, May 29, 2009
My biggest problem is- I am a perfectionist procrastinator.
A month ago, the desire to get back into shape began with creating a schedule for two evening gym workouts and three morning at-home workouts, picking up every fitness magazine published and a few books too, buying cute workout clothes, replacing the battery in my heart rate monitor, filling travel containers for the gym, making sure I had a decent home gym set up, ordering a new beach body dvd, buying a new bag for my yoga mat...you get the idea. And all that was BEFORE I stepped foot in the gym or lifted a finger at home. Gotta make sure you have all your ducks in a row right???!!!
A week ago, I had an epiphany- if I slept in my gym clothes, I could wake up and workout faster. And then I thought some more. Since I'm just doing a dvd or yoga in my backyard somedays, and since I usually sleep in a tank top and pj shorts, why not just work out in that?
I kept repeating in my head, I can do that????
WHY NOT? It's MY workout and I'm not trying to impress my dogs with cute Nike capris.
It's one less excuse for not moving my rear in the morning.
And cowabunga! One whole less load of laundry per week.
(And being slave, I mean mom, to three teens and laundry saved is a blessing!)
And the gym bag with cute clothes stays in the car so I can never say 'I forgot'.
I'm not about to hit the gym wearing star-covered shorts emblazened with 'Sherriff of the Bed'. Getting caught in public once with those was quite enough, but that's another story.
If you knock on my door early one morning and see me looking like I just rolled out of bed, absolutely dripping with sweat, well- get your mind outta the gutter!