Wednesday, March 10, 2010

In The Gym, Just Workin' On My Fitness- You're My Witness!

Staying active is a constant struggle for me. I am gone from about 7:00 am to about 6:45-7:00 pm and so by the time I get home from my work day, all I feel like doing is eating and relaxing on the couch. Michael is really into going to the gym. Now, not only does he go to the gym, but he also has been working out while at work at the gym there on his hour break. He tries to motivate me to go to the gym after work but it's usually no use. Especially when he is not there to go with me. It might be easier if he went with me. I am simply too tired and unmotivated to go by myself. Sure, I would love to get in shape and get toned and look amazing in a swimming suit! But it just aint gonna happen after a long day of work!

However...last night I was doin' my usual flipping of channels and fighting the battle in my head whether to get off my butt or not..when I came across...


Yes, I have heard a lot about it. And I know a lot of people who watch it. It was their "work week" and they were talking about how they could do this even during a regular work week. I didn't even watch the whole thing. I got about 20 minutes worth of watching them weigh themselves and that was enough for me to turn the TV off, set my alarm for 4:30 am (instead of 5:35 am), and get to bed. I called Michael (he was working) and let him know about my new strategy.

Instead of battling my fatigue after work, I'm going to get up an hour earlier and go to the gym before I go to work! It's crazy early, I know. But you know what? I did it this morning! I put my alarm far enough away that I had to crawl practically out of bed to get it, then I didn't even let myself hit snooze. The first ten minutes were hard. All while I was getting dressed I was fighting the urge to get back into bed for an hour and forget the whole idea. BUT I DID IT!

I left the apartment in pitch black! That was a little freaky, but I was awake! It wasn't that hard! It was really surprising to see how many people were on the road and even at the gym at that obscene hour of the day. I feel like I have a little more energy today and I got less sleep.

Now let's hope I can keep this up! I want to look good on my SANTA BARBARA trip next month! Haha. Can I get in shape that quickly? :-/ I don't want to look like I'm 4 months pregnant anymore. I'm going to flatten this belly, tone my arms, and get rid of my secretary butt and thighs. Pretty picture, huh? :-) Wish me luck! 

 Amy- You inspired this post. Congrats on reaching your goals!

4 comments :

kacysue said...

You already look good! But that's great you're making an effort to workout. I need to tap into some motivation soon. (I'm Kacy, btw, followed your link over from 20sb)

Krista said...

hey girl saw you comment on married young 20 something bloggers. stopping by to say and follow you :)

Krista said...

you dont have a follow button so i cant follow you!

Josh and Jenna Reynolds said...

Woo! Go Shelley! That is way impressive. I could never motivate myself to get up that early...

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