As I was laying awake at 1:30 this morning, I had convinced myself not to workout today. It’s Fat Loss Fast Track launch week and I’m tired. Wednesday night I didn’t sleep at all due to a fire alarm malfunction & subsequent odd dramas.
Thursday, after my last live webinar, I went into Boston with a friend and we walked 9 miles around the city (in flip flops – when am I gonna learn to wear sneakers?!).
By the time I got home Thursday night, the week of workouts, launch chaos and lack of sleep was kicking my ass. At 8:30, I went to bed, dead tired.
When I woke up around 1am, feeling sore and restless, I decided to skip my Friday workout. In my head, I was planning to get in great workouts on Saturday & Sunday since it’s a rare weekend without travel.
Eventually I fell back asleep and woke to my alarm at 4:30am. I remembered my middle-of-the-night decision to skip the workout and went about my normal routine.
Around 6am I started to re-think it. I wasn’t sore. I wasn’t too tired. The workout sounded like a great one. I always workout on weekday mornings. I wasn’t motivated but I made the decision to go to the gym.
While I showered before getting ready (yes, I shower before the gym), I decided to level up my motivation.
This requires a little back story. Nearly 100% of the time, I wear long black pants and a t-shirt or tank top to the gym. Nothing fancy. Very predictable.
But today, lacking motivation, I decided to dress the part of the athlete I’m becoming.
“Dress the part” is a hack I use to boost confidence & motivation. When I give a live webinar, I dress up, wear heels and stand, as though I’m presenting on stage. It increases my energy, focus & confidence immediately. I’m certain it makes a positive difference.
I applied that hack to my workout this morning. I stepped out of my comfort zone, bearing more of my body than I normally do, intentionally dressing like the competitive athlete I’m becoming.
Wouldn’t you know, I crushed my damn workout. Like, seriously crushed it. I set the tone by how I dressed & carried myself – I dressed outside of my comfort zone and I performed outside of my comfort zone.
You should try it.
I LOVED today’s workout – no doubt in part because I worked so hard & did so well.
10 Power Snatches (75/55)
10 Box Jump-Overs (24/20″)
I left the gym feeling focused, proud & motivated.
On the food front:
Another Paleo Power Meals food day! I drank a couple cups of coffee before the workout and was fairly hungry afterwards. I opted for a cobb salad around 9:30am. I have no problem eating “non breakfast food” in the morning.
At 12:30 I had grilled chicken with beet noodles & a handful of macadamia nuts to add some fat to the meal.
I drank a lot of sparkling water throughout the day and was planning on spaghetti squash & meat sauce for dinner but got surprised with dinner plans at one of my favorite restaurants! Roll with it!
I’m not sure what I’ll eat but I do know this: I’m going to enjoy a glass of wine because I love it! I know I’ve indulged sensibly when there’s no guilt! xoxo
See you Monday!
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