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How I’ll make myself awesome this week

Monday – Off from running, Off from Body Revolution
Tuesday – 3 miles, Body Revolution disc 3
Wednesday – 6 miles, Body Revolution disc 4
Thursday – 3 miles, Body Revolution cardio
Friday – Off from running, Body Revolution disc 3
Saturday – 12 miles (3.1 will be with Carah at a 5K), Body Revolution disc 4
Sunday – Off from running, Body Revolution cardio

Each week I am so happy that I make Monday my day off of everything. There is little chance that on the most dreaded day of the week that I am going to be able to get up early to run. My shorter runs are getting longer, requiring me to get up even earlier before work then for my shorter runs. There are a few downfalls of being a slow runner, and losing sleep is definitely one of them!

After contemplating my schedule moving forward I have decided to keep going with Body Revolution and marathon training. I am just going to have to train myself to get up early 4 days during the work week to get my workout in. I can do that, right? Well, I hope I can. I’ll get my workouts out of the way in the mornings so that the evenings are free for family time and grad school homework. My days have been so tight lately, but I think with the correct planning that I can get everything done so that nothing has to suffer.

Since I was heming and hawing over quitting marathon training I didn’t get my long run in over the weekend. I missed out on a 10 miler. Yes, that long run is critical each week, but I feel like I can move on this week and continue without it. I cannot get depressed over the workouts that I miss, I cannot let that dictate how I feel about myself. I am going to try as hard as I can and I will do everything in my power to wake up early and start my day with a workout! I just continue to think of my running inspiration, my friend Michele. She has the will and determination of 10 runners inside of her and she is dedicated and powerful when she sets her mind to something. I strive to have a running mentality more like hers. Whenever I feel like rolling over and hitting the snooze button, I’ll think: What would Michele do?

Update on my bipolar II: I have been going through a medicine dosage change so my emotions are all over the place or sometimes not there at all. I find myself having trouble being social, even with Jeff. I just don’t have the desire to talk or interact with people. I don’t want people to think that I am being anti-social, so I try and put my best face on for talking and pretend I have interest in what we are talking about. I really hope that no one notices how uncomfortable I am. This is very uncharacteristic of me, I am normally a talker who will over share anything about my life to anyone who’ll listen. Now I feel myself becoming very private and very guarded. There are days where I feel like I am experiencing life trudging through wet cement and there are days where I almost feel like my old self again. I have not found the happy in between space yet. I know that my lack of interest in everything has been affecting my running and exercising. This is why I have to try extra hard to make the effort to get out of bed each morning and get my day moving.

Do you exercise in the morning or afternoon?
How do you keep yourself motivated?  Do you post pictures around? Or give yourself rewards?

 

Comments

  1. When the weather is nice, I like to exercise in the morning. Also on the weekends. But when it’s really cold, I almost always exercise in the afternoon.

    I think I need to make Mondays an off day by plan as well.

    I don’t give rewards or post photos. I guess I feel rewarded when my performance improves.

  2. I’ve written down several goals for the new year, and then a list of specific objectives for reaching each of them. I’ve been looking at the list every week and making a note of any progress or lack thereof. So far, so good. And still managing to get by on two Diet Cokes a day!

    Sorry you’re having problems with the meds. If it makes you feel better, I’ve been antisocial lately too, and I have no excuse.

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