Today, even after being asleep by 10:15 last night, I did not want to get up for the gym. I hit snooze a lot, then finally decided, I barely have time for a workout, might as well skip it and just double up tonight.
Recognize a pattern here?
As I sat on the edge of my bed I realized that going to the gym this morning was less about the workout and more about my character and sticking to my commitment of 2 workouts a day. Am I going to do what I say I am going to do?
SO as I sat there, I thought, even if I go and have to turn around and come back, then at least I got there.
I want to be the kind of person that can be counted on to follow through on my commitments. I am pretty good when the benefit of my actions is for someone else or if someone else will be directly affected, but when I am the only beneficiary, I pretty much suck at it, a lot.
So I put on my big girl pants, laced up my sneakers and headed out the door. I got there with about 25 minutes to be able to do something. I surveyed the equipment and decided to do the Octane first.
Then came the character test again. I had a little more time left. But really, if it is all about just getting here, I suppose I could be done, right?
Wrong. Now that I am here, am I going to push myself the way Demond would if he were here? How will I maximize my time?
After about 10 minutes of arguing with myself about all of this, I decided that a little punishment/reward was in order and I did 5 minutes on the stair climber.
213 calories burned in about 11.5 minutes of actual working out. Not bad. But man, what could have been accomplished if I had gotten there sooner?
Overall, I am glad I made it. Tonight, I will go back and I won’t leave until I hit 1500 calories burned for the day!