First, thanks to everyone at Facebook and other places for reading my blog. I wasn't expecting so much traffic so soon. I apparently even have a reader in Kazahkstan, which is very cool. Thank you for the support. If you feel somebody could be motivated by reading this blog or joining my fan page, please invite more friends to my Facebook page. Also, if you're on twitter,please do me a favor and follow me @BecomeBoundless.
With the shameless self promotion out of the way, Let me tell you about today. Lately, I haven't been getting much sleep. This could be because I no longer have a bed in my room. I had to get rid of it because 1. The frame and bed spring were broken, and 2. I was fairly sure it was infested with bed bugs. I had been sleeping on the floor for the past couple of months, but now that the bed is gone, it's like I can't get more than three hours sleep. It's very frustrating, and detrimental to my ongoing motivation. I would like to get a full night's rest, wake up early, and head to the gym. Lately, I've been going at night, which isn't bad considering the gym closes at 11 most days, but I feel like getting to the gym at a consistent time will be integral to establishing daily exercise as a habit.
Today, like most days, I could honestly feel myself trying to talk my way out of going to the gym. "I'm tired." "If I go now, the food in my stomach won't be settled." or my favorite excuse, "UGhhhhhhhhh."
I finally got around to it around 8PM. I stayed there until 11. Don't be impressed. A great chunk of that was procrastinating between my weight lifting, and my interval training on the treadmill. However, when I got on the treadmill, I felt really great afterward because I had pushed myself by going a little faster than I normally do. I really felt good about pushing myself. One day, I'll actually be able to keep pace jogging or even running on the treadmill, but I was happy with today's victory.
I think I still have a couple of major obstacles in my way. I need to find some sort of cardio exercise in between my weight lifting days. I also really need to take my diet seriously. I need to plan what I'm going to eat ahead of time. Otherwise, all the work I put into the gym, even if I do it regularly, won't be as effective.
I am very pleased with my workout today. I was able to complete my ab exercises without stopping, I stopped fewer times between sets on my resistance training, and I pushed myself further than I normally do on the treadmill. I feel good.