I woke up at 5 a.m. today and it took me about 15 minutes to roll out of bed. I couldn’t find my work out clothes and my throat was dry. I was about to go back to bed when I remembered that I can’t give up so easily so I looked some more and finally got dressed. As I was standing on the treadmill I thought to myself why not just run 10 minutes and stretch? I was about to start walking when I felt like a ninny so I sped up to my usual running time.
Eight minutes, nine minutes, nine and thirty seconds… I couldn’t keep my eyes from going back to the timer; it was as if a vicious compulsion kept my eyes darting back and forth from the timer to the morning news time display. And you can imagine which option is more scintillating: morning news or treadmill timer? Too bad the treadmill doesn’t come with cable. I really need to get audio books on my iTouch.
Well I made it until 16 minutes. I jumped off as soon as I stopped it and headed to the weight room for some more torture. I managed to put in 200 crunches on that ridiculously fun looking bouncy ball and I headed out the door as soon as my 20 minutes were up.
This weather makes me feel like holing up in bed with hot tea and snacks- plenty of snacks. So I guess I should feel good about getting out of bed to work out. Maybe by posting here I will feel guilty if I don’t?
Feel free to share your work out tips and regimes.