Tuesday, August 20, 2013
No Rest for the Committed
I've been fighting a cough for over a week. I've had the chills for about half of that time and I had a fever over the weekend. I feel tired and ready for sleep. I don't want to sound like a martyr and I'm simply not a warrior. That is not what this blog is about today. I just don't want to have any excuses...even being sick. That's where excuses start - come up with one and suddenly all the excuses start to "make sense."
Maybe it seems strange that I left work early to get some extra rest (I slept for 3.5 hrs straight) but I still went to the gym. Perhaps if I explain it differently, it'll make more sense.
As a full time employee at the same company for over 10 years, I have built up a stock of vacation days (which can also be used as sick days). I have earned that time over the course of the 10 years. However, I have only been going to the gym 2 months. I have not been there long enough to build up vacation (or sick) days.
So even though I used lighter weights today, at least I was still there. I gave no excuses and I went. Illness, children, busy schedule, sore muscles are no longer excuses!! My sister-in-law Kelly posted on her wall yesterday that she wet running late at night because "doing it tomorrow" is a thing of the past. My brother, David, mentioned yesterday that we have been gyming Mon-Friday for 2 months (5 days a week). There's no reason to make any excuses to skip a day. It'll take doctors orders to keep me out of the gym! Even my weird c-section incision issue hasn't kept me out of the gym.
We are coming up on day 60 (Thursday). I'll be posting some progress pics very soon! For now, here's a cute baby :)