I’m a messy, creative, flighty type who abhors being labeled or put in a box with the exception of schedules. I have 3 calendars. To not know what is suppose to happen next sends me into cardiac arrest. It can literally keep me awake at night if I didn’t look at my calendar the night before to see where I’m suppose to be when Now the ironic part is I tend to run late, I’m obnoxious to reschedule with, and I don’t remember every time when I’m suppose to be somewhere. But I am quite aware that I’m a morning person only if I don’t have to talk to someone and I’m a night owl only if I do have someone to talk to. About 3-5:30 p.m. I usually shut down mentally. 5 hour energy drinks were designed specifically for me.
That’s another reason I’m kicking myself for going for my run today at 2:30 p.m. I almost always run exclusively in the early mornings. But I’ve had a hard time lately squeezing that in. So I thought I would run during the boys quiet time. But that’s usually when I’m recharging myself as well. My stomach was still full from lunch. It was flipping hot out. This was possibly one of the worst runs of my life. 1.5 miles into and I still hadn’t found my pace. By my turn around I was walking. At 2.78 I was sitting on the sidewalk in the shade trying to slow down my heart rate and figure out why my legs had turned to jelly. I refused to stop but the wuss inside of me was calling “Uncle.”
I’ve joined Carlos and Grant in the Taking Sexy Back Challenge. I’m not new to diet and fitness. I’m a diva who loves to work hard. I run, I bike, I reluctantly swim, I play basketball, and I own the tetherball court. I prefer vegetarian and organic over most anything but I do t end to eat and drink whatever I want and whenever I want and we all know that will come back to bite your big, white bahuga in the end.
I tell you all this simply because if you starting out again like me trying just to lose a measly 10 pounds ( that refuse to move) or if you have 100 lbs to lose. Know yourself. Help yourself be successful by choosing the right time and the right activity for you. But don’t use that as excuse either. You need to take care of what you have been given and don’t sell yourself short.