Some days are hard. Some weeks are hard, and that’s what I seem to be experiencing right now. I’m burning the candle at both ends. I mean, I know some people live like this everyday, but this level of intensity is different for me.
I didn’t make time to workout Tuesday and Wednesday so I knew it was important to workout Thursday in spite of my 14+ hour day, but I fought myself. It took everything I had to put my sneakers back on to sweat when all I wanted to do was crawl under the blankets and sleep. It took everything I had to make myself exercise when I got home around 11 pm.
My day was long and productive. I got a copy of my lease and scheduled a move-in time for less than two weeks from today. I learned about the parking garage, cable/internet and had several other questions answered. I even got a cool little tote filled with neighborhood info and a snazzy umbrella.
Good choices often lead to more good choices, and though I’ve had a tough couple of days I knew that I could wake up today feeling good if I pushed myself a bit. I made an unhealthy dinner choice, but why not combat one unhealthy choice with a healthy one?
It took me over an hour to convince myself to workout hard for thirty minutes, but I finally mustered up the strength to complete Level 3 of 30-Day Shred. I also danced to a few of my favorite Richard Simmons routines and held a few extra planks.
It was cold inside the house, but I still managed to sweat profusely. And when I was done I was definitely red in the face. Good grief.
It would have been easy to skip my midnight workout, but I wouldn’t feel as good as I do now. I’m far from perfect, but I’m trying. And sometimes getting it done is all we can do.