Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Remembering the Adrenaline

After my first full day back at work, followed by a leisurely lunch with a friend, I headed home to rest for a bit  and do a few things in the house before this evening's taekwondo class ... and I have to admit, as it got closer to the time to leave the house, I started to get lazy.

I started to think of so many excuses - I was tired, my cramps were acting up, it's been a long day, etc. etc.

I knew I was just being lazy, and I also knew that I'd kick myself in the ass later for not working out, especially since I didn't go to the gym in the morning.

So I packed up my gym bag and headed out. In taekwondo class did lots of drills, mainly focusing on legs/lower body - tons of squats and kicks. We did some pad work and then it was time for Brazilian Jiujitsu. I'm loving both classes, particularly BJJ. It's a short class, and we only learn one move per session, but still - it's a lot to take in and it takes time to get it right.

On the drive home, the adrenaline kicked in. I felt so good.

I think I'm quite disciplined when it comes to getting my workouts in. It's just on days like these when that inner chubby chick resurfaces and tries to tempt me to stay on the couch and find something (anything) in the house to munch on.

It's ok that the chubby chick is still there because it reminds me of how far I've come and how strong I've become ... and it keeps motivating me to keep on going.

Today's Workout
MMA: Taekwondo & BJJ @ Sidekick Academy (1 1/2 hours)
Stretching: 15 minutes
Burpees: 20 {challenge total: 610/20.130}

Today's Food
Breakfast: Egg muffins
Lunch: Shrimp avocado salad
Dinner: Salmon baked with sun dried tomato and half a baked sweet potato (it was SO good!)
Snack: Banana, 2 dates, 2 teaspoons of natural peanut butter, green tea


  1. Good for you going on to exercise. When I start that internal whining about why I don't have time, don't feel up to it and so forth, I lose the battle about half the time. It does make me mad when I do that so I need to stop!

    1. I'm usually good at going. I just wish I didn't hesitate anymore!

  2. Good job with not ditching the gym! I started working with a trainer on Monday. It was difficult to find motivation for the gym on Tuesday. I was hurting!
    I did go and do some cardio. I counted down until the 20 minute mark...that's when the adrenaline rush kicks in for me.

    1. It usually takes some time for me to get that adrenaline rush too. What a relief when it finally hits you, right?

  3. well done to you for keeping up with that discipline! I think it's that situation in which you're really separated yourself from the crowd, and you should definitely be proud!

    With that attitude I'm certain you'll keep on going, especially when that adrenaline is something to be working for!

    P.s. That food does look pretty tasty!!

    1. Thanks Nick! I'm definitely trying :)

  4. You are right about exercising positively impacting mood. I know it does for me as well!

    1. It's something that occasionally slips my mind, but it's never too far :)


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