I’m trying! I’m really trying to work at this exercise thing!
Most evenings I go to bed thinking, “OK! Tomorrow is the day! I’m going to run in the morning!”
I lay out my running clothes, my socks and shoes and everything.
Alarm rings at 6am, do I get out of bed? Nope. Nadda. Not happening.
It’s too cold. It’s raining. I have a meeting in the morning. My lower back is a bit sore. I stayed up too late last night.
Repeat for 5 days, and I end up feeling incredibly shitty with myself.
I know I’ll feel better after a run. I know it’ll make me happy. I just have to get up and do it!
But do I?!
Well, today was finally the day.
It was 5pm in the late afternoon. It was cold, it was raining, it was windy, I had a slight headache, I spent all day in front of the computer, I was feeling stiff and sore, I had period cramps, and feeling fragile and emo. Yet somehow my self-loathing / self-motivation trumped big time and slapped me across the face. I smashed out a quick 5km while my kids were at after school sport.
Omg I felt so happy. SO SO SOOOOO happy.
I was freaking GLOWING WITH HAPPINESS.
I felt so good about myself. I even went home, ate really well and felt so fresh and energetic for the rest of the day.
Now if only I can do this more regularly…!