Wednesday, May 7, 2008
I was on fire yesterday during my Slim Series FIRM IT UP workout. My squats were a little deeper, my leg lifts were a little higher, oh, I was on! Fifty-eight minutes have never flown by so quickly. "Bye-Bye, Debbie," I said. "See you tomorrow!"
Today, I had to ask myself, "Where'd my MOJO go?"
I woke up cranky and with persistent visions of waffles. Instead of Bringing it! first thing in the morning, as I usually do, I made myself 2 whole-wheat waffles topped with a tablespoon of peanut butter and just a touch of Polaner All-fruit blackberry spread. Ahh, healthy heaven on earth.
While I waited to digest my meal before working out, my funk deepened.
I looked outside: it was raining. I went outside: it was muggy. I opened my email account to find an annoying message from a woman whose apartment I'm supposed to sublet this summer. Why are people so freaking neurotic, I asked myself. Ugh.
More than 2 hours later, I knew it was time to press play. Ugh. It was only 11 am and I knew it was just one of those days where I wish I could stay in bed watching the next season of Six Feet Under, my latest obsession. But, not pressing play is simply not an option for me. I am committed.
Robotically, I put on my bring it clothes, dragged my mat and my body to the living room, and pressed play.
I hated almost every second of it. I did.
As the thoughts of hitting the STOP button uninvitingly kept popping into my brain, I envisioned myself looking fabulous at next week's pool gathering in my little red bikini. I found myself repeating a newly-created mantra, "If you want that, then you have to do this."
My technique was apparently working; my body was still following Debbie.
With only 32 minutes to go, I thought, "Once I'm in the 20's, I'll be in the clear." Ten minutes later, or so I thought, I looked again and only 2 minutes had passed! I seriously almost lost it, so much so that I just had to laugh.
Today has been one of those days where everything has felt like a nuisance, including myself. Today, all day, I have had the feeling that I have been walking through mud. But, I can proudly say I BROUGHT IT!
Mama said there would be days like these.
Now Bring it!
Posted by Coach Barbie, PhD at 2:47 PM