Work out this morning? I don’t feel like it. Pick up the kids’ toys from the living room floor (AKA: Hurricane Central)? Nooooo. Wash a load of clothes? Nu uh, not happening. Wash the dishes? Really? Again? But I just did that yesterday!! I don’t wanna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But I did it anyway. Every bit of it.
I knew if I started off the day without my workout it would definitely be all downhill from there, and nothing would get done. So I dug some gym clothes out of the drawer, changed, and sat down to write my workout for the day. The whole time I was getting ready I was thinking, “Ugh, I don’t want to do this.” But another part of me said, “You know you will feel better when you’re done.” Turns out, I did. And it set the tone for the rest of the day. Well, I did that one thing I didn’t want to do, might as well keep going.
There have been days I’ve gone out to my (garage) gym in just this kind of mood. But I get my music bumping, find my lifting groove, and before I know it I have such a great endorphin rush going one can almost see them floating out of my ears. And, the I don’t wanna’s have disappeared. Yes! I find the power to conquer this workout I didn’t want to do, and I actually enjoy it.
Then there are the days I go out, and it really doesn’t go well. I simply don’t have any desire to finish the workout. The music doesn’t help, the endorphins have called in sick to work, and my coordination has taken a vacation day. It doesn’t happen often, but if things are still blah halfway through my workout, I let myself off the hook. Sometimes you have to do that. But I’m talking once in a blue moon here.
Maybe today will be one of those days I love. One of those days where I just can’t sit down, and I am completely motivated to get everything done, and then some. One of those days that’s totally opposite of the day I had yesterday. One of those days where, as I’m in the midst of cleaning out from underneath children’s beds and organizing closets, I say to myself, “Why can’t it be like this every day?” But then reality sets in, and I realize that this, too, only happens once in a blue moon.