Happy middle of the week to you! I seriously don’t know how days and weeks go by so fast. It’s just pure craziness.
Yesterday was a bit of a whirlwind day for me. It wasn’t crazy busy but I felt like I went through a crazy amount of emotions. It was the first day that I was not in my normal home office and started in our larger home office. I trained at the home office so I have worked there before and I talk to all of the employees there on a regular basis so going there wasn’t really a big deal. However, the minute I walked in the door, my excitement faded and I quickly realized that it was like starting a new job all over again. There had been big changes to our system since I had last worked there and the routine in my smaller office is completely different than that of our larger office. I seriously had no idea what I was doing and had to be trained basically from scratch when it came to the order of how things are done there.
There were a couple of times that I felt that lump well up in my throat and my eyes start to burn. Crazy woman hormones much? Seriously, there was nothing to cry about. However, I missed my other coworkers and I missed the doctor. I missed my morning routine and the comfort I felt. A quick text to my hubs was all I needed to feel better. I reassured me that the uncomfortable feeling wouldn’t last long and, before I knew it, I would be feeling like I had worked there every day. As always, he was right. I got comfortable with the new girls that I hadn’t met yet and got caught up with everyone I hadn’t seen in awhile. I got comfortable in knowing what to do in the office and on the phone. I even started to enjoy my afternoon. I made it through the day. Phew!
Oh…and, tomorrow, I get to work with my old coworkers again. We all work in another satellite office once a week and I think that thought might have gotten me to quitting time today. Whatever works, right?
On my way home, I was fighting off a fierce a headache and felt a little tired and drained. There was a Body Pump at 7:30pm that I knew I wanted to attend but part of me just wanted to go home and collapse onto the couch. When I got home, I took my time and changed out of my work clothes. I took my time and let the dogs outside to run around and explore. I took my time making a drinking a supplement shake. I took my time and went back and forth as to whether I would hop back in the car to drive to class or sit my butt down on the couch. In the end, my butt made it to class. I knew that the only thing I would regret would be not going so I had no choice.
I’m so glad I did. I had a new-to-me instructor and she was awesome! Right on the beat of the music with killer routines…the perfect combination! The class ran over so I got out pretty late but at that moment, I didn’t care. I was proud that I made it there and didn’t fall into the trap of sitting down on the couch. There are definitely times when our bodies need rest but I knew that last night was not one of those nights. I was trying to think of every reason not to go but, in the end, my body knew I needed it and forced me into it. Thanks, body!
So, here I am, crazy sore from last night, getting ready to spend the day with my favorite coworkers…a great way to spend the middle of the week!
Pumping it up,
Something to share: When is the last time you had to talk yourself out of skipping a workout? Are you usually successful when you try?