I’m one of those people who needs “me” time. I go through withdrawal if I don’t. While others yearn for free time to spend with family and friends I’ll knock a guy out for the opportunity to have private time. I use it to read or get some writing done. Sometimes I just drive. My alone time is the time I get to reflect, re-energize and reboot. I think we all need “me” time.
That is one of the reasons I like to workout. It’s a guaranteed time of the day where I can roll solo. Sure, people are around me, but like me, they’re in the zone. We’re all at the gym for “me” time. Even when I go to the gym with someone else we usually separate once we get there, interested in doing our own routines.
The gym not only provides something good for my body, but for my mind as well. That’s why I make it a priority. I treat the gym like a second job. It’s okay to call out sick once and awhile, but the rule of thumb should generally be to get your ass there!
Now, the reason I am writing about this is because everyone who is following the March Challenge knows that I’m about to embark on a new gym schedule. Starting tomorrow I’ll be getting up at 4 a.m. just to hit the gym. I don’t like the idea very much, but I like going to the gym at night time even less. In my ideal world I’d be able to hit the gym around 8 or 9 in the morning, but we can’t always have things the way we want. Until then, you got to jump on the Tim Gunn wagon and “make it work”.
I can think of at least five solid reasons why I should sleep till 6 tomorrow, but regardless of how valid they are they still don’t erase the fact I need to exercise. I also need me time. To make sure I don’t back out at the last minute I’ve laid out my clothes, along with my gym gear, and have even packed my purse. My alarm is set, and as I type I’m already in my PJ’s. Being organized and methodical is the only way I’m going to get my healthy living in at this moment.
In other news…
I had a bunch of things to do today and this week. My stomach must be feeling the stress because I wasn’t very hungry today. I had half of a lemon miracle tart from Hail Merry for breakfast, and tonight I forced myself to have a protein fruit smoothie. Seriously, I have no hunger.
I turn to smoothies when my life because 1)busy 2)stressful or 3)all of the above. It’s an easy way to get a lot of nutrients with minimal effort.
When I hit the gym today I did some sprints, along with some toning exercises. When I got home an hour ago I did some arm exercises with light weights. Tomorrow I plan to start off with some toning exercises and weights. When I’m done with that I’ll do a little cardio, and then rush home to shower.
How did your challenge day go?