Monday, January 16, 2006

I have to admit, I’ve very disappointed in myself right now. I didn’t run over the weekend despite the BEAUTIFUL weather we had on Sunday. As I was driving in the car to take the kids shopping the thought ran through my head, “I should be running right now.”

But it didn’t happen. No reason really – just getting wrapped up in other things and general laziness. I’m not going to beat myself up over it, but I do need to LEARN from it. What’s going to change? Weekend exercise needs to happen first thing. Then I don’t have this hanging cloud of guilt over my head the entire weekend. That horrible feeling that “I should be doing something else right now.”

What’s frustrating is I was so motivated Friday. Friday night I had been looking at photos of some really fit women and I left work with this amazing BURNING desire to be ‘just like that’. Sometimes I wonder where that feeling goes. If I could just hold onto it… But life steps in and other things take my attention.

I did take care of some other items that have been on my ‘to-do’ list for ages though. Things like updating MS-Money and my budget – paying up the bills, etc. That felt good.

I didn’t hit the gym this morning either. The alarm went off at 4:00AM, I hit snooze and didn’t wake up again until 5:00. What I AM going to be able to do is go at lunch. I packed my bag and brought it with me. YAY. I do need to figure out this oversleeping thing though. I’m going to have to set a second alarm or something.

It didn’t help that my honey has the day off today and didn’t have to get up. If I haven’t made it clear before I’m going to now – I could NEVER do what I’m doing without him. He’s my support, my motivation and my ‘getter out of bedder’.

Food, however, has been right on plan. The only deviation is I took my free day on Saturday instead of Sunday. That had to do with the food that we had planned to have while the kids were over. I have to say that by the end of the day Saturday I was feeling REALLY good. I felt full up to the tip top and had a bit of nearly everything I had been wanting throughout the week. Overall though it was still a sane day. I’m happy with that.

The plan for the rest of this week

Mon: Legs - 1500 Calories
Tues: Chest/Abs, Run 2 miles – 1700 Calories
Wed: Back – 1900 Calories
Thur: Shoulders, Run 1.5 miles – 1700 Calories
Fri: Biceps/Abs – 1800 Calories
Sat: Run 2 miles – 1700 Calories
Sun: Rest – 2700 Calories

I’ll have to update my progress tomorrow though as I didn’t hit the gym and weigh in today.

Have a good day everyone!


  1. You can be forgiven for these occasional happenings Shawn. It's not like things get really bad training wise for 3-4 days at a time, it's usually just once now and then, and as you said you will learn from it, and that's important too.

    So really you have at least gained a better insight, into the way you need tackle your training needs.

    You're still doing amazingly well, so I'm glad you're not going to give yourself grief for it.

    You're going to have a great year, so good luck, keep smiling, and keep doing your thing.

    Nobody does it better :-).


  2. Just forget about this past weekend and look ahead to the GREAT week ahead! The food over the weekend went well, so no need to stress over the workout since it was just a couple days ;-)

    We are gonna look SO good this summer! You know THAT'S right!

  3. I have the same problem getting out of bed for morning workouts, and my husband starts work early so he can never go with me. What I found to be helpful is that if I set my alarm across the room and make myself get up, go to the bathroom, and turn on the lights, I am much more likely to be a little bit awake and go to the gym. Also, if I lay my clothes out in the bathroom, I will be more likely just to put them on and not get back in bed. Try may work for you. However, I know it is frustrating, but I think it was good that you spent such a beautiful day with your children and not running by yourself. We need to do things for ourselves, but there are lots of other important things in life that we cannot neglect for a workout. When we are dead and gone, our children will fondly remember those times spent together more than the fact that their mom had a flawless body. Keep the balance and ditch the guilt. You are doing a great job!