Don’t you just hate it when plans change? Or is that just me? It never seems to fail that when I plan for the week that something will inevitably cause me to have to rearrange my plans. This week I had planned to work out 4 out of the 5 days. I knew I wouldn’t be working out on Monday after getting home so late from the concert. My plan was to jump back into it on Tuesday. However, “K” came home from school Monday afternoon running fever. The only other symptom she had was a cough. So I decided to keep her home on Tuesday. I figured it was just allergies because the wind was blowing so hard at the rodeo and on the way home is when she started coughing. The hubs also started feeling bad on Tuesday with allergies. I’m really surprised I haven’t been bothered by them, I usually am the first! So anyway, she ended up running a low fever all day Tuesday which meant I had to keep her home Wednesday to make sure she was fever free before sending her back to school. So three days into the week and no workout. Ok, no biggie, my kids come first, I’ll just start Thursday and try to get a workout in on the weekend.
Last night I am exhausted and ready for bed at 10:30, which just so happened to be the time I realized I forgot to put the sheets for our bed in the dryer. Ugh, OK so just 30 more minutes right? Nope, I still had to wash the thick blanket that goes on top of them, under the comforter. I only put it on during winter and since last night was kinda chilly I knew I would want it. So at around midnight I am finally in bed. Yay, I will still get enough sleep!
I usually have no problem falling asleep thanks to Benedryl, but last night I just laid there and could not shut my mind off. I kept thinking of everything I need to get done this week and next week and about a phone call I had received earlier that afternoon. Then I got really cold so I got up and turned the heater on…it’s now 2am. I finally fall asleep only to wake up at 4am sweating because the heater never shut off. I mean seriously? I am able to go right back to sleep but then my alarm goes off at 6am. For real? Already? Ugh! It took me 25 minutes to drag myself out of bed.
I have been in a fog ever since. No amount of caffeine will help me today. I’m aggravated about missing another workout due to not being able to sleep the night before. I mean it never fails! I would rather be able to give 100% and actually get results than only give10% and dragging my feet the whole time. I know for a fact that’s exactly how it would go down. I once accidentally took the nighttime cold medicine instead of the non drowsy and realized it halfway through my workout. I could barely get through it! By not sleeping there isn’t much difference.
Normally I would have just thrown in the towel and said screw it. However I will not let this completely mess up my day. Today “K” has softball practice right next to the high school, which is right next to the track. I’m going to get me a good nap in before the kids get home and when I take her to practice I’m going to go for a run. I may be slow as dirt but at least it’s something! I may even do a little online yoga! It’s time I stop letting “excuses” take over for missing a workout. Yes sometimes it is necessary and can’t be helped, like having a sick kid. Then there are days like today when the aggravation is enough motivation to push me to do it. The results will be worth it in the end.