Sunday, August 21, 2011


I came across this quote last week and it really appealed to me:

You've got to get up every morning with determination if you’re going to go to bed with satisfaction.

I remembered it this morning and decided to live by it. After Boxfit on Thursday, an elliptical workout plus leg training on Friday and BodyPump yesterday, I woke up this morning around 7:30, feeling more than a little worse for wear. I struggled to find a single part of my body that didn't hurt. I think perhaps my face was OK.... oh, wait! That still smarts from being smacked with the iron.

On top of that, for some reason I temporarily lost my mind last night, and thought it would be a good idea to have a wine or three. So added to the sore everything was the joy of a baby hangover. Ugh. My head was a-thumping.

I thought about giving RPM a miss for about three seconds. Then I got up, took some Panadol, ate breakfast and sculled almost a litre of water. At 9:30 I was on my bike and feeling reasonably human, although I wasn't thrilled by the extra volume the instructor apparently felt it necessary to pump out of the PA system. Shh...Biatch, I'm hurting here!

I warmed up and by the end of track one felt pretty good. I'd even forgotten about the headache; probably because the pain from my legs was distracting me. Since I'd made the effort to be there, I was determined to make my workout count. I dug deep and surprised myself by putting in a top performance. My hill climbs were strong; there was no kicking the gears back when it got hard. And I have no idea where I found the extra oomph, but in the speed tracks I actually managed my best efforts to date.

I felt like the champion of the world afterwards. I think I sweated out the remnants of the alcohol, because I walked out of the gym feeling great. Sweaty and red-faced, but great. Whatever, I'm glad I chose determination this morning, instead of making excuses, pulling the blankets over my head and staying home.


Liz N said...

Nice work Chick.

See you tomorrow morning!

Magda said...

I love times like those.

Shar said...

Well done!

Debstar said...

You're on fire girl. Possibly certifiable but definitely on fire.

Sara said...

This sounds kind of fun this crazy-ass program you are on! Slight demented, yes, that too. ;)Your trainer is insane.

Vicki said...

You are a machine! Might have to use you for my extra inspiration this week ;)

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