It’s so easy. Whether you sleep in a little too much, feel a little achy, or it is just a rainy gloomy day outside… there are so many excuses as to why today should not count and you do not have to follow through on your healthy living schedule. I am not 100% sure why we do this because we know when we eat healthy and exercise, we end the day feeling pretty darn good. We feel tired because we actually wore ourselves out. We are not tired because we are bored. So why is that some mornings we just wake up and instantly want to give up on the day?
Today it was raining. Not a really bad rain… but enough to make it kind of gross. And what I mean by gross is that it was humid and sticky kind of rain. It would have been very easy to say “No, I don’t want to run in that.” A part of me really wanted to. A part of me did not want to do anything all day. Yet I knew I would end up regretting it. So I made a yummy strawberry blueberry smoothie, let it settle in my stomach and hit the pavement. I haven’t gone running for over a week now! Ugh. My legs were pretty much fine though my knees get a little upset… I think they are still angry from all the hiking. It was my breathing that was ALL over the place. But I pushed myself because I needed to. I want to get on the scale tomorrow morning and be proud and know I did my best this weekend. So I ran 2 miles which was tough… I definitely need to get into the habit of running more often. I will probably try to do another 2 mile run tomorrow morning, give myself Tuesday off, and then run 3.1 miles on Wednesday.
It felt awesome to run, though. I was hitting my stride towards the end and it made me crave more activity as well. I spent the afternoon at the barn and riding my horse. It was nice to have that activity and I know if I had written off running, I probably would not have gone horse back riding either. And then I would not have been proud about what I had accomplished at all.
Also, the day totally cleared up. The clouds rolled away and it turned out to be an absolutely gorgeous day.
So remember, it is worth it to just go through with being healthy. Don’t let your mornings throw you off because a beautiful, productive day just might be awaiting you!
And here is an awesome cute video to help make your day even better! A Corgi performing “Call Me Maybe.” I know what you are thinking… what? why would I watch this? But all I can say is do it… because it will make your day.