For a handful of reasons, most of them related to my youngest daughter, I have been slacking on the morning workouts the past few weeks. I miss those workouts. They energize, challenge, and fulfill me. My days are better because of them.
Last night I decided to do one of my favorite workouts this morning – Butt & Legs at Barry’s Bootcamp. I love this workout (so you have heard) and really did not want to miss it because of an excuse I make (i.e. my kid kept me up what felt like all night) when my alarm goes off. So, I painted a mental picture last night of my post-workout self.
The moments after a wonderfully intense workout are so good. Am I right? They’re full of accomplishment, exhaustion, adrenaline, and excitement. My fifteen minute drive home from Barry’s is my time to enjoy all of these feelings. I am drenched in hard-earned sweat, blood is pumping through my body, I’m high on life, and anticipating the rest of the day.
As I focused on a mental picture last night, I told myself to wake up with the picture in the front of my mind. Each time I got up in the night with my kid I thought of this picture. When my alarm went off I thought of this picture. This morning I wanted to cozy up and savor every last moment of sleep that my family would allow. Instead, I looked at my picture in my mind and remembered the accomplishment, exhaustion, adrenaline, and excitement.
I got up, geared up and was off. It was a killer workout and a very satisfying drive home.