As a trainer people assume that I never struggle with getting my workouts done but that is not the case and today was a day that I struggled with it.
For the most part, I don’t have to think about exercise at all because it’s part of who I am and it’s built into my daily routine whether it’s high intensity strength training at my work or it’s some form of cardio at the butt crack of dawn. Most days I am up at 4:30 and getting a quick 30 done before my kids are up and I begin the rush to get them to school and me to work. Other days, like today, I just don’t feel like getting out of my bed, I want to sleep in a little bit. And these are the days when I struggle, I’m off my routine and it messes with me.
I wanted to do a little cardio after I got off work today (I did high intensity strength there yesterday) but by the time I got to the Y, my motivation was lacking big time. I was aggravated and thinking about all the other stuff I still want to do today but I knew that my brain needed my “me” time. That is truly how I consider my workout...it’s my ME time. I say it to clients because I believe that it’s true. This is the 20 or 30 minutes that is just for me...I can release some stress, consider new solutions to whatever might be bothering me, and I can get those feel good happy endorphins flowing. When I’m done, I’m ready to attack the day...it just works better for me at 5 am rather than 2pm 😂😂😂 Today wasn’t my best but I got it done and some days will be like that for us all. It’s important to ask yourself WHY you’re doing it and then be willing to accept that sometimes it will be harder to stick with the plan, especially right now with the cold weather and holidays. Do your best and forget the rest...we are all in this together ❤️