Happy February 1st! I cannot believe it’s February already.
This morning I had set my alarm to get up and work out. But when I went to bed last night I was totally not feeling the whole “wake up early and workout” thing. I was all prepared – had my clothes set out, all of my gear, etc – but I kind of knew that when the alarm went off I probably would not get up and go. If I’m not excited to get up and work out when I go to sleep at night, chances are I’m not going to get up. I’m in an exercise funk and I can’t get out.
So this morning my alarm went off at 6:15 and I hit snooze once, twice, three times. And then I rolled over and thought about the fact that it was the first of a new month. A clean slate, if you will. It’s also a Monday, you’re never supposed to skip a Monday (although I think I skipped all four of them in January). If I can’t change my ways on a Monday and the first of a new month, when am I going to change my ways? Argh. After all of this thinking and mental tug of war in my head, I was awake and then it was kind of like, “OK, just get up and do something.” So I did. Thank God for that "first of the month" push.
Gah, it’s ridiculous what I have to go through to get up and do something that’s good for me and makes me feel great.
Because it was uber dark outside (still, at like 6:45), I decided to forego my outdoors workout (because apparently I’m scared of the dark?) and just go upstairs and do some Pinterest workouts. After scouring my Workouts page I decided on a 20 minute Living Room Workout:
Along with my go-to standing abs workout (which is really good for my lower back problems lately) and my go-to arm workout which is simply:
10 bent over rows
10 lateral raises
10 bicep curls
10 tricep kickbacks
10 upright rows
10 push ups
Easy peasy. And a great way to “ease” back into that workout thang, I guess. Not that I need “easing” – I just need to hit it hard and do it because it’s time. And I’m not a wuss.
Oh, and have I mentioned that I need to be “bathing suit acceptable” by March 2nd? Yeah, I do. Hubs and I are going on a cruise (more on this later)! I am excited, but yikes, not excited about getting into a bikini. Spray tan here I come!
Anyway… This is all on the heels of a less than stellar showing at my 5K this past weekend. If you remember, this is my second 5K in the last two weekends, and I ran it because I wanted the cute shirt and race bling (medal). Bad idea. I so wasn’t into it. I got there and thought, “I’m walking this one.” I did my intervals the first mile and then just walked and enjoyed the scenery. I don’t feel bad about it, but meh.
At least I got a medal. My next race in the series is on the 13th (so I have a one week reprieve from races) and it’s a 4 miler, so yikes, I need to get on it!
And there ya have it - February is my month of getting back on some kind of track. Go go go!
How about you … How do you get back on track after a hiatus from working out?