The alarm went off this morning at 5:40AM. I hit snooze (like I normally do) and then rolled over. The alarm went off...again... at 5:50AM. I hit snooze (again, like i normally do) and rolled over. Typically this continues for another one to two snoozes.
THEN IT HIT ME.
This was the morning I had to drop my car off to get worked on. This is also my late week at work. If I didn't get up right now to do this workout, then it would not happen and I would HAVE ALREADY NOT MET MY CHALLENGE!
I teetered with the thought of skipping it. However, how could I not succeed in my challenge already? So I bolted out of bed, got dressed for the workout, and pushed play on the DVD player.
DAY FOUR BEGAN!
Now I'll be honest. I really wasn't feeling the desire to push myself. I wanted to wimp out a little. Take a few breaks on the cardio, not use the weights on the strength. I had that short window of time during the warm up to think of all these negative thoughts and then it was time to get real.
Reality Check number One: I pushed myself yesterday to do all the cardio with no modifications, keeping the pace, and no rest. This means I MUST MAINTAIN THIS. No stops, no mods, no slowing down.
Reality Check number Two: I have got to keep pushing myself because I have absolutely NO CLUE what level 2 is going to bring. However, knowing Jillian, it's probably going to bring back a little bit of pain. Slacking now will make it all the more painful. This is just my theory.
I may have had to grit my teeth a little and FORCE myself to accept my own challenges, however I did. Cardio was a check. In strength training I'm still not able to do the full circuit of side lunges with the weights, however I def made myself do more of it today before setting down the weights and going through the motions without them. Tomorrow I will push myself even more until I HAVE IT DOWN!
Felt tired today a little more than normal. Did not get my full 8 hours of sleep although I did get sleep. Was craving a nice fruit smoothie all day however with my car in the shop never got to get one. Thinking tomorrow I'll have to make one.
I did cave in to one moment of weakness today with nutrition. I had a donut. I waited ALL DAY, hoping that everyone else would eat them all. However, they did not. So I Googled how many calories might be in the donut. (They come from a little bakery that doesn't have a website or anything to give nutritional facts). It was small, no glaze, no icing, very tasty. I'm going to rank it at 200 as an estimate based on my research. This would be my first "cave" ALL WEEK. So I'm feeling pretty good about that too.
The word to describe my Day Four - Accountable. Because I HAD to hold myself accountable to get up and make it happen. No regrets that I did.
Hope everyone else out there had a wonderful day!