Since I started this whole “working out” thing, my energy levels have been pretty good. I didn’t know how I was going to fit another 5 hours of work into my weeks that already feel rushed and crazy. Sometimes, like today, workouts have to come at 5:40am. Sometimes, like last Thursday, they have to come at 8pm. My TV watching has become almost non-existent, except for the requisite shows True Blood and now, Huge. So far I’ve managed.
But today? Man am I tired. Really this whole week. Work is super busy, my house is a mess, my husbands schedule has been crazy, my workouts are getting harder, and the 5K is Saturday. And I have summer cold. Awesome.
So why the hell did I get up at 5:40 this morning to go to the gym? Honestly, I have no idea. It feels strange to say this, but I think I enjoy it. Say what!??!
I love being able to say I did 5 workouts in a week. I love when I get in my car all tomato-faced and sweaty from head to toe, knowing that I, at my weight, kicked the gym’s ass. Today, I did high intensity, which is supermegahardomg. Warm up for 5 minutes, sprint for 1 minute, drop heart rate a little for 1 minute, sprint 1 minute, drop heart rate 1 minute, sprint 1 minute, 5 minute drop to warm up level, repeat. Other than the dude on the treadmill next to me whose flatulence was ‘silent but violent’, I felt awesome to be at the gym before the sun was up, sweating my ass off. Would I have rather been sleeping? For the first time in forever, my answer is an adamant NO. *cue breakthrough music*
Something else cool happened today. I got an email from someone with the Mutual of Omaha “my aha moment” campaign letting me know they’d be in Lexington today and tomorrow, and asked if I wanted to share my “aha moment” with them. So, I got interviewed in this mini-studio that was set up in their Airstream trailer. I’ll share when the video goes online.
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