I digress...so I looked at that 7:05 and started thinking...I could throw my clothes on and run for about 20, maybe 30 minutes if I push it. Or I could try to run on the treadmill later. Or I could ride the trainer later. Hmmm....I think I hear one of the kids stirring. Maybe I'll just roll over and wait for them.
Exhausting, isn't it? Yes, this was a real "conversation" I had with myself this morning. (Maybe this is why I'm usually tired? I exhaust myself...)
Alas, I laid in bed. The kids came in and we snuggled. And it was great! I try to remember that these days won't last forever and to enjoy them while I can.
Later, I started thinking about my missed workout. We had a play-date, so I wasn't working out in the morning (last minute tidying, you know). Then lunch. Then youngest nap time and quality time with my 5 1/2 year old. Uh, oh. Running out of time.
Jeff texted me that he was leaving work and I knew I had to leave the house at 4:00pm for an appointment. Ok, kids, lets head to the basement and mommy's going to ride her bike. They were ok with that (we have TONS of toys and a bounce house for kid exercise in the basement).
By this point, I had 20 minutes to ride the trainer then get a quick shower before I needed to get in the car. I had to remind myself that 20 minutes is better than no minutes of exercise. Some days I get bogged down with the mentality that I have to run X number of miles or if it's not at least 30mins, then it's not worth it. Exercise is ALWAYS worth it. I burned some calories. I worked some different muscles than I would have by running this morning. And I had quality time in the morning with my kids. Plus, they saw me exercising which is never a bad thing.
I'll consider today a success!
|Better Than Nothing!|