I think my clock is off today, and by that, I’m referring to the fact that my body is under the assumption that today is Monday. Remember how yesterday I commented how my Monday was off to a great start? It’s a known fact that Mondays are quite terrible. Usually everyone is still recovering from the weekend, they feel sluggish and tired and their pants might be a little too snug.
Welcome to my Tuesday! The day of the week where you wake up feeling lethargic with brick legs and fat pants that make you feel fat. Did the stretch vanish from my pants over night, or did I eat an entire tub of peanut butter? Possibly both. Oh wait, that’s not your Tuesday? You’re saying it’s only me who’s having a case of the Mondays on Tuesday?
Instead of wallowing in self-pity and staying miserable for the remainder of my day, I decided to take a few minutes to make a short list of things that I am thankful for.
- My friends and family for supporting every decision I’ve ever made or considered (yes, even the crazy ones!)
- My body for carrying me through workouts I deem impossible to finish
- My health – no brainer!
- My education for burning the fire to always continue learning and in assisting me in getting a great marketing job
- My previous boyfriends for showing me what is and isn’t acceptable in relationships
- Food on the table and a roof over my head
- My kitty and puppy, even though he ate my car key this morning!
- Patrick Dempsey and Justin Theroux – hellllllo eye candy!
While my list doesn’t even come close to touching upon every little thing I am forever thankful for, it boosted my mood and made me forget that my pants were a little snug today or that my body is barely getting me through the day. The feeling will pass, and there’s no reason why I can’t feel great about my body, health and life amidst having a case of the Mondays.
So take a minute, whether you’re having a great day or down in the dumps, and make a list of things that make you happy or that you’re thankful for, and remember that it could be a lot worse.
Enough of the spiritual and preaching talk. Let’s jump back to yesterday afternoon’s spin class with Eve. Song 1, I was ready to die. Recall “Things I’m Thankful For” #2. I hail marry’d the shit out of that one during the 50 minute class. My body was still recovering from all the walking around New York this past weekend, and my legs sure did take a beating. I powered through it, even though I knew it wasn’t my best performance, I gave it the best that my body would allow.
Maybe I jumped into the class a few days earlier than I should, because upon waking, my thighs were burning and extremely tight. After snoozing for 5 minutes (totally necessary today), I put on my big girl running pants and
crawled ran for 3.15 miles. Given how I felt, I’ll take it. I just kept picturing this everyone I wanted to quit.
Whatever you say baby!!
I victory danced my 3.15 run and celebrated with a lot of stretching. Hey strength exercises, screw you, you’ll get your loving later.
- 3.15 mile run
- 2 sets of 20 mountain climbers
- 1 minute plank
- 2 sets of 13 standing dumbbell side crunches
- 2 sets of 13 dumbbell rows
Okay, so I did 1 strength exercise, and I think it was only so I didn’t have to do jumping jacks. Lazy ass alert.