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A Sweaty Mess…

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.

 

 

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10 Comments

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    Michelle @The Running Jewess
    October 19, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Way to push yourself to exercise after a long day. Sometimes it feels like the hardest thing to do, but you always feel amazing afterward. And congratulations on the lease! That is fantastic news.

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    Marc A. (@drmarctagon)
    October 19, 2012 at 3:26 am

    Glad you got it in!

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    Anne
    October 19, 2012 at 4:43 am

    I agree with Michelle good on you for getting in there and getting your work out done!

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    Bailey @ Onederland or Bust!
    October 19, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Good for you for pushing yourself! I unfortunately didn’t and I’m regretting it today.

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    Tammy Herrin
    October 19, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Your commitment to workout is inspiring. It’s hard to use the excuse that I’m tired after work when I read about you working out after a 14 hour day.

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    Sheila K
    October 19, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Your picture makes me smile because my cheeks get SO rosey whenever I’m working out or walking. Just last night I was going through pictures to post on my blog and one was of me and my cheeks were so red I decided not to post it… and now I think I will. lol so thanks for the encouragement. You’re doing great pushing yourself even when you don’t want to. We just have to keep working hard because let’s face it… we have goals to meet. 🙂

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    annamarie
    October 20, 2012 at 9:53 am

    You should be mighty proud of yourself. So many times we think of the things that we must do but that is it. Many kuddos to ya for pushing it through and doing it.

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    Ted Wilson
    October 20, 2012 at 11:45 am

    Very inspiring… I have been dieting and exercising for 1 1/2 years, I have lost 40 pounds and probably have that much more to lose.

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    Steelers6
    October 21, 2012 at 10:57 am

    Wow, great job! Ooh, & level3! Kicks your butt
    fo sho.

    Soo exciting about the apartment!!
    I’m so excited with you. Do you see yourself
    cuddled in there for awhile? Looks & sounds
    like a great spot.
    Chrissy

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    Grace @ Grace Dishes
    October 21, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    Great job with your workout 🙂 I love a nice sweaty pic!
    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

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