I woke up this morn over the moon hungry. You know that feeling? I proceeded to eat a huge breakfast, which when I was finished was good but perhaps a bit too much. I should have paused midway to reassess. I do this sometimes… if I am extremely hungry I eat quickly and a lot rather than according to feeling. I have worked on this but every once in a while it still catches me.
Last week when I wrote about my stress levels, I put in the plan to wake up in the mornings and go for a run. Not a gigantic long run but a shorter one to get some time on my legs. Guess how many times I have done this? If you guessed anymore than “Zero” you clearly have more faith in me than I do! That’s right folks, I haven’t done this once. The problem is I want to! But when the alarm goes off I look at the clock and think to myself, “this is so not going to happen” and roll over and go back to sleep. In fact, this morning I got a work phone call at 7 am. I was AWAKE. I even thought to myself, “hey self, you could go running”. But I didn’t. I went back to sleep.
So, I need some help. How do you all do it? Get up early and run? I need advice!! I’ve been using the (somewhat real) excuse of work getting in the way but the other part is laziness. This morning my NWM marathon buddy and I had some panic about the impending mileage. I saw this and posted it via facebook. It kind of fit.
Tonight’s crossfit session was another tough one. The warm-ups are always beastly, they really should be called “work out #1”. I think this would be more truthful! The WOD was 10 push-ups and then 15 squats as fast as you could 10x. That is 100 push-ups! I said this, well, actually, I whispered it because I was freaked! The first 20 were okay but after that my push-ups got plain ugly. My arms were barely bending by the end but they were still shaking like mad. Tomorrow morning I think I am going to lay my clothes on the bed and simply try and wiggle into them since my arms will be useless. I did finish though :) So, while I was impressed with my t-rex arms for getting me to the end, I was more impressed I even got to the gym in the first place. I was GRUMPY, hot and tired when I left my apt this afternoon and getting even more sweaty sounded like a terrible plan to me. My a/c still hasn’t been installed in my office and I sit there and puddle throughout the day.
Of course when it was all said and done, I was happy I went. I could barely raise my arms but still happy I got there! Now, I am going to suck it up and attempt to do my speedy (timed) 5k tomorrow morning. Mind you, in order to get out of bed this morning for work I had to bribe myself with a delish coffee drink from McDonald’s so I am raising my standards for tomorrow. Maybe this is what I need to do though – it’s easy to cave when you tell yourself you knew you wouldn’t do it in the first place. Self-fulfilling prophecy, party of one?! I’ll report back in the morning. PLEASE send me positive vibes when you are waking up! I will need it!
This next pic really doesn’t have much to do with anything, however, I downloaded insta-collage and had to try it out. LOVE!
Oh and any tips for my poor palm plant? It said “high light” so I moved it to my office (which, remember, is bloody hot) and it’s not doing well. I don’t get it – there is mega good light there … thoughts?