The longest journey begins with a single step, right? Well today it began with a lot of self coaching. My journey? Getting out of bet and out the door to spin by 6:00 a.m. You would think since I just went through this on Tuesday it would be a little less painful today. Its really easy that early in the morning to start the bargaining game. Okay, so if I lay here and sleep for another hour I'll just go on a run later at lunch to make up for it. Or, I'll hit the gym extra hard this weekend and skip that glass of wine I know I'm going to want.
For me, the bargaining game is one where I rarely come out ahead. Something either gets in the way or I start bargaining again later in the day on why now skipping that run is a really good idea.
My rule (generally) is that if I make a work out plan, I stick to it. Generally. I also believe that there are just times when I'm too pooped and need to give myself a rest. The key for me is knowing when to distinguish between days that I'm feeling lazy, and days that I genuinely need the break.
This morning, the first step on my journey to spin class was heading for the coffee pot. Progress.
Prior to walking into the gym, I grabbed a quick bite in my car. I love these Greens + Protein Bars. This one was 270 calories and my breakfast before my own mini Tour des France.
Self sabotage averted this morning and feeling pretty proud!