Monday, April 04, 2011

Everyday Choices

Let's face it, not everyday is a great day.  But everyday has the opportunity to make choices.

See that phone there?  It's mine.  My weekday alarm goes off at 4:50am.  Most days I get out of bed reluctantly and head to the gym.  I've found that I'm a morning exerciser.  I tried going after work, but found that I was having issues getting on the machines and I kept staring outside wishing I was anywhere else.  It screwed up dinner with Pete because I'd get home really late to start cooking something and not everything can go in the crockpot.

About a year ago now I started going to the gym in the morning.  There are way less people there and I like the vibe that the gym gives off in the morning.  It's more business and less showing off.

But this morning?  Hell.  It was hell.  I had a busy weekend.  See the 6:45am alarm up there?  It's when my alarm goes off on the weekends for the gym.  Pete and I headed to the gym yesterday and worked out on weights together.  Then we spent time in the whirlpool and sauna.  By the time we got home and made breakfast and ate, I was exhausted.  So I took a nap.  BIG mistake.  I crashed and slept for 2.5 hours.  Needless to say last night I couldn't fall asleep.  The last time I looked at the clock it was just after 1 am.

Yep.  1 am.  So when my alarm went off I groaned and turned it off.  I rolled over to Pete and asked him if he was going to the gym.  He said no and I cuddled in with him as he fell back asleep.  In that moment I had a choice.  I could go back to sleep and cuddle with my husband for an hour or I could get up and get to the gym. 

I made the good choice.  I got up and went.  It was a struggle the whole way, but I did it.  I made the choice.  And if I had made the other choice, I realize that I have the opportunity to make the good choice the next time the situation presents it's self.  I won't always be good, but I'll always have choices.


  1. Good for you!! I can't do anything that early in the morning, especially workout!

  2. Great job getting up and going!! I always think, "i never regret going to the gym."