Thursday, June 12, 2014

It's All in Your Head.

Yesterday my alarm didn't go off... for like the 5th morning in a row.
I think it was subconscious but oh well.

Because I didn't wake up at the ass crack of dawn that meant I needed to get my workouts in at night after the kids went to bed.
Usually this isn't a problem but yesterday I was legit terrified of my workout.
Here it is

1/2 mile run
25 burpees
1/2 mile run
20 burpees
1/2 mile run
15 burpees
1/2 mile run
10 burpees
1/2 mile run
5 burpees
1/2 mile run

uh yeah. No. I hate burpees, and the thought of running a half mile as an "active rest" made me want to vomit.
Even worse I had ALL DAY to talk myself out of it.
I sent my husband a text half way through the day telling him I had to workout tonight because I knew if I did that he would ask me about it, which would hopefully push me to do it.
I kept thinking...

 "It will be okay if I only get through half"
"It will be fine if I skip today and just do it tomorrow"
"I'll just do the running and maybe do modified burpees"
"I can't sacrifice that time with my husband just to work out"
"I have way more important things I need to deal with than some stupid workout"

I seriously gave myself every excuse in the book.
Then I got home, ate dinner, and sat on the couch.
Almost on cue my husband said "I thought you were going to work out tonight"
I hemmed and hawed and got my stuff together and went downstairs.
I got right into it and after the first set of burpees I ran outside and laid down in the grass.
I thought I was going to die and I still had so much to go.
I told myself you did the most burpees already now just keep going.
and I did.

I didn't run the whole time. I speed walked quite a bit.
To top it off.
I sprinted that last quarter mile.
I wanted to throat punch that workout.
I wanted to make sure that workout knew it didn't beat me. I BEAT IT.

It felt awesome, and it just solidified the hardest part of working out and getting healthy.
It's all mental.
You know what to do.
You have all the tools.
You have everything you need.
You just have to do it, and believe you CAN DO IT.

Even when everything else in your life is out of control, the one thing you can control is your self. You can choose what you eat, and how you eat. Don't think you have to do a crazy workout like that one just to be active. You can go for a walk for 30 min. You can play with your dog, you can chase your kids. Just get up.

You can do this. (yes I'm talking to you!)


  1. Good for you for getting out there and doing it! I can't tell you how many times I've mentally talked myself out of working out and my workout didn't involve any burpees!

  2. Thank you for making my cry... I so needed this post today. And I think that you knew that. Thank you.

  3. You are absolutely right and that workout scares me a little.
    I argued with myself for 30 minutes the other day and then when I finally decided to just do it, I actually ran longer than I have in a long long time!

  4. Must be something in the air cuz I've been having issues with my alarm lately too! What the heck?!

    But you are totally right, I talk myself out of working out as well & I've been doing it for WAY to long. I need to get back to doing it.

  5. That workout does sound terrifying so I don't blame you for wanting to bail on it. More power to you for making it your bitch! I argue with myself frequently about if I should work out or not.

  6. I swear to sweet baby jesus, I would have barfed! When I saw that workout on your IG, I thought you were cray! You go!!!

  7. Way to power through... I didn't get off the couch and will pay for it tonight.

  8. Way to kick that workout in the ass!!!

  9. That is a bad ass workout! When you posted it on IG, I was like, uhhh, this would kill me. Seriously. You are awesome!

  10. You are so inspiring! Fairly new reader here and I love your blog!