If you had to guess how old I was based off of some of the decisions I make, you would think that I was a toddler. I don't know why, but even as an adult I have to fight the urge to not do the opposite of whatever somebody else asks of me. I guess to be fair (to myself) that really only has to do with like a diet and exercise. And to be super fair (to everybody else) I really only do this with me. It's not even a stubborn thing, it's more like if I feel obligated to do something, like forcing myself, that's usually when I don't do it.
Case in point, yesterday's exercise.
The day before yesterday I kind of left things off like, "oh, we're just going to pick up off where we left off on Friday and we're going to continue to do the exercise videos," right? Well, yesterday rolls around and I'm like, "oh hell no," and I don't even know why. I had a busy day planned, but who doesn't? But I bet it has more to do with the fact that I left myself feeling obligated to do it LOL.
Yesterday I did not do the Rockin' Body series, but I did my beloved side lunge knee ups instead.
However when I woke up this morning, I kicked myself and was like, "what are you doing man??" I knew that I was going to have a super hectic busy day again and could have easily talked myself out of it AGAIN, but when I don't follow through with these types of things, it really only hurts me. Especially because I have this goal. I guess having this goal is what is really making me feel obligated, but I'm just gonna have to suck this up and just do it. I am NOT a toddler lol.
So, to make up for yesterday, I decided to do yesterday's workout (Party Express and Hard-core Abs) AND today's workout (Rock It Out) AND i was able to do it with my heart rate monitor also, which I guess give me that added motivation. Yaay! I heart my HRM! My average heart rate was 138 and my maximum was 156. I did a total of 83 minutes and burned 537 calories (i even paused in between all the videos).
At the end of the day, I am exhausted but happy that I did this. Let this be a lesson to My Future Self: procrastination gets me nothing but a double workout. Lol
One day at a time. One choice at a time.
I can do all things in Christ who gives me strength.