Days 11 & 12 Shift Shop – A WHOLE LOT OF STUFF!

I didn’t post yesterday and now I’m having to make up for it, just like I had to make up for the workout I missed last night. I completed the morning workout yesterday as usual and burned the normal amount of calories. I knew I was going to have a long night because I had a dinner meeting with my youth group. I thought that when I finished I would get home and workout but my children had other plans.

It’s teacher appreciation week, so my children begged me to take them to the store to get gifts for their teachers. We went to Target – I know, the rabbit hole – and bought their gifts. I let each child pick out a gift they wanted and the bags they wanted to put them in. Can I just pause and say that was an expensive trip. It cost up a little more than $60 to buy gifts for all three kids’ teachers.

Anyway, by the time we got home, I was completely exhausted. It felt like my body was shutting down. I knew I wasn’t going to be able to get my workout done. So, shower and bed it was. I left my husband to put away the gifts and package them nicely – I know, I trusted the man to do it, but he did alright.

This morning my alarm went off at 4:45 for me to roll out of bed and put my sneakers on. Well, my body said no ma’am, no ham, no turkey, I’m staying right here! I couldn’t get my body to cooperate with me. I couldn’t get out of the bed. So I went back to sleep. Shoot, that meant I didn’t get my morning workout in and now in addition to having to make up for last night’s workout I missed, I now had to complete my morning workout and both night’s workouts.

So, after the day was done and I finally returned home, I got started on the workout. My big daughter had a late rehearsal so we didn’t get home until 8pm. I had to stay strong because if I missed again tonight, that would be the beginning of a downward spiral. I started at 8:02 pm and commenced all three workouts. I did just fine through the first one. I started to lose interest somewhere in the middle of the second workout and by the third workout, I contemplated quitting. Ok, I contemplated quitting more than a few times in the last 35 minutes. It was rough. I convinced myself that you all would never know if I quit. I would just say I stayed strong and you all would never be the wiser. Then I thought, I would know. My body would know. I couldn’t quit. So I pushed through. Modified and all, but I pushed through. My body was weak, I was lightheaded, but I persevered. My workout ended at 10:13pm and when all was said and done, the workout was 2 hours and 11:09 minutes. I burned 743 calories and 939 total calories. It was ROUGH but I made it.

Now, it’s time to shower and get in bed because I have a workout to do in the morning.

Until next time, journey on!

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