I've got another confession my friend...
Wednesday, March 23, 2016
About 2 weeks ago I pulled a muscle in my left shoulder. It was so bad that it hurt to breathe. It felt like an air bubble trapped in my chest wall, constantly for days. I gave up on trying to do any exercise. About that same time, two different projects I am on at work started having their timelines accelerated and I suddenly got crazy busy. So what's my confession? I haven't worked out in 10 days. Part of it is that I have been working late (I usually work out when I get home) and partly because I have quickly fallen out of the habit (that didn't take long at all!).
I think what I really need is to workout in the mornings, before work. The problem is, I have no idea how to do that. I am the exact opposite of a morning person. I can get up as early as I need to for a commitment to someone else (work, doctor's appointment, meeting someone) or if it's something I've paid for (college, boot-camp classes, a race). I always hit snooze when the commitment is to myself - to get up and work out. I justify it by saying that I'll so it after work, but that doesn't always happen either.
I've read many articles about turning yourself into a morning person, and have been trying to figure it out for years. I just can't wrap my head around it.
I want to be as fit as I was a couple of years ago when I was going to boot camp 3 mornings a week, meeting a friend to swim 2 days a week and lifting with another friend 2 nights a week. I loved being so active. I love how strong I felt. Now I'm in a position where I can't afford a gym, let alone the hard core classes. My work-out buddies have also all moved away. I know, I sound like I am full of excuses, but it's really more about respecting myself enough to keep my commitments to me as staunchly as I do for others.
I don't know the answers and I don't know how to get there, but I am certainly going to keep trying.
Has anyone else overcome this hurdle? Any advice??