Lazy butt

This has felt like a really lazy week for me; I haven’t been good about getting my workouts in, to be honest.

Monday was difficult because of a doctor’s appointment in the afternoon, Tuesday I got my strength training in, but no interval run because it was raining, and today was my late shift work day (8:30am-5pm) and by the time I picked up the dogs from doggie day care and got home I was starving and exhausted.

Excuses, excuses, excuses.  I know. I KNOW!

Monday I should have done something in the evening, and today I should have gotten up earlier than I did (the bed was so warm and the house was so cold, though!). I know it’s okay to miss a workout now and then, but I panic a little when it starts happening a couple of days in a row because it’s so easy to slip back into doing absolutely nothing but sitting on the couch from the time I get home to the time I go to bed (I’ve got mad skillz in this arena…).

The other day, I was talking to a co-worker who was asking about my workout routine.  I told her that I did strength training 3 days a week, an interval workout 2 days a week and usually got a run in on the 6th day.  She was honestly impressed and amazed that I worked out so often — it was nice for her to say, but the compliment made me a little uncomfortable because it seemed so undeserved.

First, my triathlon background gives me a baseline standard of about 8-10 hours of training a week (which is probably ridiculous to most people).  That’s about average for my triathlon friends and the 4 hours or so that I put in seems a little weak, ya know (since I’m no longer a triathlete, I suppose I no longer need to adhere to these standards…)?

Second, it occurred to me that training (basically) every day is the only way for me to be successful.  If I say I’m going to work out 4 days a week, it’s easy to go from Monday until Thursday saying “I’ll get it done tomorrow”.  And even after that, it’s easy to say, “Well, I’ll just do 3 workouts this week”.  It’s my need for all or nothing.  It’s better for me not to have a choice about it.

And see what happens when I try to introduce choice and flexibility to my workouts?  I start skipping them.  Baaaad Laura.  

I sound whiny today, don’t I?

Anyway – strength workout scheduled for tomorrow.  Maybe a run afterwards, depending on the weather.  That’s the set-in-stone plan.

PS:  I ended up stealing my roommate’s chopped chicken salad for dinner tonight… YUM.


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