Some Days I Hate Working Out

There I said it! Ahhhhhhhhhhhh….I feel better.

Some days I hate working out! I probably shouldn’t say that or even write about it since I am a physical activity practitioner whose job is to engage the inactive to get active. But that’s how I felt about 45 minutes ago.

Since my husband is gone back to school in Prince Edward Island (4.5 hours away in another Province), I am a single parent. Which means it’s me, Lilly, our dog, the house/yard and my 9-5 job as a P.A. Practitioner.  (Crap, I just remembered that I went for a 15 minute power walk this afternoon as part of a workplace walking group my co-worker and I started – guess I got my daily physical activity in for the day. Mark that off my list.

I digress….

Fitting in a good workout for me is challenging these days. In the past my first choice would be 1 a soccer game 2 a good run 3 cross-country ski obviously only in winter. But now those options are simply…. just not options (unless I pay for a sitter – no thanks).

For my 31st birthday this past summer my husband asked me “what do you want?” and I responded with “I’d like the Jillian Michael’s 30 Day Shred DVD”. He wasn’t sure if I was serious but he bought it anyway. In August I started to workout in the evening or while Lilly took a nap. Then when my husband went away in September I had already built up my engagement in the DVD, I was committed. (And no, I am not receiving any form of compensation for blogging about this DVD….but if Jillian Michael’s happens to read this and want me to promote her DVD I will).

Since I didn’t work out for the last two nights I thought I should get my butt moving. All I could think of was “it’s cold and I’m really not in the mood”. I put on my yoga pants that fall just under my knees and a long sleeve Bluenose Marathon running shirt that I bought after I ran my first (and only so far) 1/2 marathon in 2006.  And I sure wasn’t about to put on a fire in my wood stove and sweat even more.

Off I went, put in the DVD and the warm up began. I still thought “some days I hate working out” but I kept going.  Have you ever done a Jillian Michael’s DVD workout?  She’s hard-core and apparently it was rubbing off on me tonight.

Plank Jacks, Oblique Twists, High Knees, Walkout Plank Push Ups – I nailed them all – TWICE! I was on fire…again good thing I didn’t put a fire in the wood stove or I would have melted away. I normally like doing crunches so those were easy.  Tonight I felt like I could have just kept going like the Energizer Bunny, but I didn’t.  Stop when you have the “high” because you’ll remember that moment the next time you work out and want to get that feeling again.

Nothing like a GOOD WORK OUT to kick yourself in the butt.

After I worked out I enjoyed a post workout snack: my favourite coconut yogurt with blueberries and soy chocolate milk. Yum Yum.

When do you work out?

What do you do when you hate the thought of working out, but still have to get it in?

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15 thoughts on “Some Days I Hate Working Out

  1. I’ve become quite addicted to TRX. I like to think of it as a modern day torture device! I am not a morning gym person, but have discovered I will get out of bed for this class at 6:30am 3x a week. I love what it’s done for my body. 🙂

    • Good for you Stefani. I’m not a morning work out person either, that’s why I work out once Lilly’s gone to bed. Has TRX helped your running?

  2. I love the 30 day shred video. It’s not long, but you don’t feel like you skimped on the workout (as long as you actually try haha).

  3. U go mAma.. I also have not enough time to get in a good out most days..thought about trying it in the evening but once the kids are fast asleep I am done! I did try this brazilian butt workout and the next day I could hardly walk down my stairs…every bone/muscle hurt. Breaking in the new year I hope to find more time and energy to kick some brazilian butt 🙂

  4. Hi Anna,
    Laura posted a link to your blog on facebook, and I’m glad she did. What a delightful blog you have. I’m going to spend the rest of the evening reading your archives! Lila

    • Thanks Lila. I love Sweet and Lovely Crafts – it’s great. We’ll have to connect sometime I am visiting Laura. I only started the blog just a few weeks ago but I am enjoying it. Cheers!

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  6. I did p90x legs and butt yesterday morning at 6 am. Wakin up today when I bent my legs to get out of bed I had some major pains in the cheeks then carrying my son downstairs for breakfast like butt torture at each downward step. The whole day was brutally sore even sitting. I think i may have overdone it? Haha! I am going to look into the Jillian video. I need a break from tony horton. Enjoyed reading ur post. Thx for visiting my blog :). ~Beena

    • I haven’t tired p90x even though we have a copy of it. I don’t have much time to work out so the Jillian Michaels DVD is great since it’s only 20 minutes of hard work! Hope you have recovered 🙂 And thanks for visiting my blog too. Cheers.

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