Tuesday, January 15, 2008

You don't have to like it, you just have to do it....

Liz blogged about overcoming a bit of bad attitude yesterday and I think that maybe it's contagious, because - bleurgh! - my day's been exactly like that today.

I've been in a bad mood for a couple of days and had a serious case of the 'don't wannas' this morning. Just didn't want to get out of bed, didn't want to get on the bike, didn't want to go water the garden (it's 'our day' today ....water restrictions... gotta do it when you can!), didn't want to work, DEFINITELY didn't want to do the ironing.

I got dressed and got started anyway, and I spent 75 puke-worthy minutes on the bike and actually hated every second of it, but took a big dose of Suck it up Princess and did it anyway. I felt the same way about my weight training, and managed to procrastinate a bit (I called it recovering....) but finally got down to it. Didn't like that much either, but with some teeth-gritting, I got through it.

I actually thought more than once about just stopping and lying on the couch with a magazine. That wouldn't have helped though - about the only mags I have are fitness mags, and I'd just end up feeling guilty and inadequate.... :)

In the end, the garden got watered, the ironing's done and I've ploughed through quite a bit of my work, so I'm feeling a sense of achievement. I'm also feeling knackered, but that's a whole other thing.

9 comments:

LizN said...

Good job Kek, nothing like a bit of inner Princess smackdown :)
Hugs
Liz:)

linda said...

Wow- great discipline Kerryn. I think of you when I do the grocery shopping and now when I have my 'princess meltdown' I should remind myself of this post!

Debstar said...

I could do with some of your fortitude on days like that.
A Princess smackdown huh, that's what I'll do to myself next time I get a case of the blahs.

Chris H said...

Good on you for actually DOING it all..... we all have those days eh? Mine seem to run together at the moment... I spent an hour working on my fitness plan.... typed it all out even.. and now...I just look at it! I just don't know what has happened to my motivation lately. I used to be a gym bunny, couldn't go a day without doing my workout.... I could cry now thinking about it. What the hell is wrong with me?

emharvie said...

It is contagious! The best thing is though, now we recognise we are having a day like that and push on regardless... no matter how much it hurts! Well done you!

Raechelle said...

Must be something in the Aussie air this week-I'm feeling very yucky today too(though luckily it didn't start until after I worked out hehe!)...just feel yuck...I'm not even pms-ing...I'm just glad I don't have kids or a job to deal with-and hubby was kind enough to pick up some grocery items so I can just chill!
Hope everyone else is getting over it!

Sara said...

I think it's just HOT, isn't it? It's very hard to get excited about getting hot and sweaty when you are already .. hot and sweaty...
Anyway, the main thing is how you feel afterwards. Better for doing it, or like a slob for not doing it.

X

Cat said...

Well done on winning the battle against the inner princess. Its a toughy but you show great discipline.

Sara said...

Now that I have read this, I had better go get the dreaded lower body workout done!
Sara

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