Blame it on the Firecrackers and Cake
Today I had planned to start my 100 day challenge, but there has been a one day delay.
Well, some of my challenge is not delayed, the parts about blogging for 100 days in a row is actually on day two, that is if I complete today. I don’t see any reason that I wouldn’t, so day two is in the can as they say.
The part of the challenge that I had to wait on was the gym in the morning at 5 a.m. That definitely did not happen today!
Some little details that I forgot is that starting the gym after gorging yourself on good food, later in the day than you usually eat, is not a good day after to start a challenge like this. The day after a holiday that includes rockets in the air late at night, is definitely NOT a good day after to start a wake up early routine.
What I found is that I went to bed full. Full of thoughts about some of the crazy, and sometimes frustrating discussions that were had at the table.
Then, after finally settling into bed, then hearing “pop pop pop”, “boom” etc. for hours did not help me to get to sleep at any reasonable hour to have a self-inflicted 4:30 a.m. wake-up call.
Dinner for me is usually at 5 or so, since I work from home. Sure there are exceptions, but being a bit older, and I laugh at myself, I do like to eat pretty early. Sometimes, I feel like I can barely wait!
I understand now how restaurants like to do early bird deals for more mature people, and seniors. It’s because they know that they get hungry earlier in the day. That’s when they want to eat!
I think the reason that seniors like to eat early is that they, like me, get up so damn early.
What I mean by that is what twenty something gets up everyday at 5 or 6 a.m.? When the birds start chirping, or the sun is just barely peering over the horizon, that is time to get up. I mean seriously, that used to be when I was getting in when I was younger.
So, anyway the fitness challenge is going to wait another day. I am adjusting my calendar, and it will start tomorrow. I am adjusting my mind too, because I know that I am already a bit off-kilter. However, no rockets in the air to blame this time!
Did you make it to the gym today? I know some of you direct messaged saying you were considering taking the challenge with me.
If you did, and you want to share, post your feelings after your first workout below, or message me. Let me know how, cough cough, fun it was!