Last night I went to bed with a plan of waking up early and getting on the treadmill. There's nothing really unusual with that, except that I actually set my alarm to do it.
Long about 3:50 a.m., my body decided to be done sleeping. But I was not getting up! I read in bed for the next hour, all the while discussing the forthcoming workout with myself. It started with thinking I would not do it because I woke up too early and felt too tired. Then I started thinking about the whole running thing anyway and how maybe I don't even like it. Maybe I should become a walker. Maybe I should take up something else like Zumba! And if I did get up, what would I do? Would I try to run for a certain number of minutes, a certain distance? Could I actually make myself get on the treadmill or should I go outside? And so on it went.
Finally about 5:10, I made up my mind: I was going to get up, bundle up, and take a walk outside. It's a place to start and the fresh air would be good. Unfortunately, when I was about half dressed, I realized I could hear the rain it was pouring so hard! Um, there once was a day that wouldn't have stopped me, but today wasn't one of those days. I whipped off my pants prepared to crawl back into bed. BUT instead, on the way, I grabbed the shorts I planned to wear on the treadmill this morning and got dressed. I prepared to take on the dreadmill.
Ta da! Go me!
I went back to the basics. I completed Week One, Day One of the Couch to 5K program. It wasn't difficult, it got my heart pumping, and raised my confidence a bit. I can still move! The whole workout lasted only a half an hour and I didn't sweat much, but it felt really good.
I have my menu planned out today and hope the kickstart of the morning workout will help keep me focused and "on plan." As for my 4 day challenge of last week, I only made it three days. :( BUT I start this week weighing less than last and all forward motion counts!
The only trouble is that it's now only 8:35, I've barely been at work any time at all and I'm SOOOO tired! I should be able to get to bed early tonight, though.
At this moment, I sort of have a workout plan for the week, but I sort of don't feel committed to anything either. Day by day is the best plan.
As for this blog, I forced myself to write today. I'm just not feeling it. Perhaps I'm done with this whole thing, I don't know.