Since losing 50 pounds, fitness has become so much more enjoyable than it used to, because I’ve found what I enjoy.
I like to run, if I haven’t mentioned that once or twice.
I like taking fitness classes with friends, like Physique 57.
Once I get my ass out and going, I like working out, most of the time. But sometimes I still have a really, really hard time getting motivated.
If I’m tired or overwhelmed, it is so easy to want to bag a workout; sometimes trying to fit a workout in can just be added stress, honestly.
But every once in a while, I just feel really compelled to workout, rather than doing it because it’s good for me, or because I have a training plan to stick to.
Today was one of those days!
I woke up and checked Twitter from bed like most other days, and saw that people were tweeting that it was really warm. That was all I needed to not put my run off until tonight and get out! (By the way, really warm = 40 degrees. This is relative to the cold snap from this weekend.)
My plan called for a 60-minute run: 8 minutes of comfortable-paced running, 2 minutes of pushing it, repeated for 60 minutes. The first set of 10 minutes, I felt a little rusty as my body warmed up, but somewhere around 15 minutes, when I started listening to the Katy Perry Pandora station (you read this blog for my completely edgy taste in music, right?), I started getting into my run. At one empty patch of the West Side Highway, I may have done a little fist pump. Unclear. If you fist pump, and nobody’s around to see it, did it still happen?
I covered 6.53 miles in that hour, grabbed Dunkin’ Donuts coffee on my way home and went to work so high on endorphins.
My new favorite yoga instructor was teaching tonight. I won’t be able to make it to her class on Thursday so I really wanted to go tonight…so I did.
Two-a-days for the win? Go ahead and frame this post because this probably won’t happen again for a while.
Do you ever work out twice in one day? What kind of workouts do you do when you do this? I think (from my highly qualified background as a former overweight girl who still has to push herself to work out sometimes) two-a-days probably work best if you pair an easy workout with a more intense workout, like running and yoga, or running and lifting.