This week has been a little challenging for us. My daughter got a little sick and we had a couple of restless nights which messed up our whole entire schedule so much so, that we have fallen behind not on one, but two of our workouts… yes, you read it right TWO of our workouts! We are on the last 25 days of the program.
Since it is extremely important to me to be able to finish the program on the date that we have set as a goal, we did something a little out of the ordinary.We set our alarm to wake up at 5:30 am today to catch up with our workouts. Unfortunately we made the mistake of staying up way too late last night so it was a little difficult to drag my butt out of bed last night. Fortunately for me, I am married to a former Marine and when he says he will wake up early, he does. So, I sleepily dragged my butt out of bed at 6:00 am (I snoozed a little more while Joseph got ready to workout), and we did it! We worked out this morning at 6:00 am and it felt really, really good.
We worked out again this afternoon so now we are only behind one more workout, which means that tomorrow we will double our workout again. I know it sounds crazy but it worked for us. I honestly thought I’d be super tired but I was wrong, I have a lot of energy; that means that tonight I will be in bed early enough that I will be able to get easily out of bed early tomorrow.
Through all of this I learned a few things about myself. The first thing I learned about myself is that I am a master excuse maker and if I continue on that same path of making excuses, I simply will continue to complain about my weight, my lack of energy, blah, blah, blah. I also learned that that it’s best to not kick myself for missing workouts. That doesn’t mean that I will make it a point to slack on my workouts or not keep my word about them but what it does mean, is that if life challenges me and I feel like I can’t workout for some reason, I just have to work with that challenge and at the same time, do something that will allow me to accomplish what it is that I set to do. I could make up excuses to simply skip these workouts completely but I will only be shooting myself in the foot if I do that and what good will that do? And finally, the third thing I learned about myself is that I am no athlete, I just set a goal and I am too worried about looking good to fail on my promise of completing the program in 90 days and if that’s what’s keeping me motivated (besides the results), that’s not a bad thing at all. :).