It’s back from the weekend and back to the grind. Did you manage to STEP AWAY FROM THAT CHICKEN WING! this weekend or should we put the weekend in a big ‘ole food lock box?
No matter what happened, this week you get to start over. Not only food-wise, but also with the workouts. Let me say this: there are some days you are not going to work out. Period. It’s cold, it’s dark, it’s rainy, you’re tired, you’re achy, sleepy, sneezy, grumpy, a little dopey, and wheezy (the 8th dwarf?)… we get it. Here’s what most fitness sites will not tell you: Some days working out sucks.
I’ve been consistently working out for almost 15 years and more often than not the alarm goes off at 5:30am and I’m like, “Ugh! Really?!” But I get up anyway. Why? Sure I know those first few steps stumbling around in the dark, suck. The subway ride jammed in some dude’s funky armpit, suck. The fact that in New York we are constantly dealing with some kind of precipitation and a foreign, wet substance dripping on us in the subway is par for the course and that sucks. Or the fact that when I take the first few steps on the treadmill or first few steps outside I’m running like Urkel going to meet Fred Sanford’s Esther, or the first 50 meters in a cold, cold, wet pool feel like 50 miles in which I’m fighting the water for my life and I’m losing, man, I AM LOSING and it sucks.
So why? Why do I go through this daily, ritualistic torture? Because experience tells me that on the other side of suckiness is awesomeness. I haven’t had a workout yet in 15 years that I didn’t feel better after than before. Seriously. It’s worth it. You just have to push through the suckiness and get to the awesomeness. Call a girlfriend. Get a CREW together. Get support to help you to “turn them sheets loose” as my mother would say in the morning and get to it.
Awesomeness is waiting for you. Now go get it!
Jennifer & Your MAD COOL FITNESS CREW