“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.”
~ Pat Riley
TODAY’S ACTIVITY: CYCLING
This morning was one of those mornings that will test your commitment. It was still raining out. Actually, it was pouring so hard I couldn’t see out our windows. It is a Friday. Supportive Husband Guy was still sleeping, he had been out late playing indoor soccer. I was sleeping, hungry and feeling last night’s work out. But, I didn’t have any other time to get to the gym today other than after I dropped the crazy lovable children off at school. So, I checked my negative attitude, got dressed, grabbed a water bottle, threw an extra pair of sneakers in my gym bag so I had try one’s to work out in and on to the gym I went. I was going to cycle today and I was going to cycle strong.
WHAT I ACTUALLY DID.
30 minutes of the CARDIO setting on the stationary bike.
Yup, that was it. I figured if Fat Burn didn’t feel that hard then could Cardio really be that much harder? Yes. Yes, it can. I rocked it out by the end and must have looked a fool grinning ear to ear as I approached the last 3 minutes but I rocked it. By the 7 minute mark I was ready to give in and switch to Fat Burn again or go walk on the treadmill just so I could say I did a 30 minute work out and then go home and have some coffee. I didn’t. I pushed through those slogging legs and by the 12th minute I was thinking “I can totally do this. I could ride this thing for hours! I’m a super fit rock star!” Grand and preemptive thinking, it was. By the 25th minute I was starting to wonder why I hadn’t stuck with my initial plan of slacking off but I was so close to finishing I knew I had to do it and I wouldn’t be content with my efforts if I didn’t finish it strong. So, I rocked out those last 5 minutes and made the little negative quiter in my head shut up, hence my smug ear to ear grin upon finishing.
-handful of raw almonds and craisins on the way home from the gym
-coffee with raw honey and coconut milk
– a bowl of oatmeal ( Okay, this isn’t quite true. I am trying to finish my oatmeal because I hate wasting food but I lost track of time and burnt it so I am really only eating about half a bowl and trying to avoid the overly toasty tasting bits.)
-leftover ww artichoke pasta
-baked veggie chips and roasted red pepper hummus
– BOMB! I had Chic-Fil-A. Again, no excuses from me. I’m owning the lazy decision. I did have their chicken wrap, fruit cup and lemonade. Yes, I regretted it that evening.