I will avoid the usual, "I hate Mondays" mantra. You all know it's true and how I feel about them. Instead I choose to focus on the positive, as difficult as this is for me. I spent most of the weekend in bed. Literally in bed. Like I put jammies on when I arrived home on Friday evening, was asleep by 9pm and was still wearing the same jammies yesterday afternoon. I just still felt weak and tired.
Prior to the football games, I decided I'd better make myself bathe and move around. I got up and showered and I felt a little better. This morning I work up feeling pretty darned good, for a Monday. The kids were their usual grumpy selves this morning despite going to bed early. Some days are just that way. I wasn't hungry this morning so I decided to wait until I got to the office to eat. I did drink my coffee and my water.
I had an appointment with my trainer this morning so after I finished with patients I ran to the gym. I changed clothes and got on the elliptical. Hello, stranger. 35min later and I was feeling good, a little tired maybe, but good. It's funny how your body misses moving even when our brain may not.
So Trainer shows up and we get started. About 2/3 in, I hit a wall like I've never hit. He's like, "Come on, 5 more, what's up with you?" I said I wasn't sure, maybe it was just being sick all last week. I chugged a bunch more water. I was dizzy and shaky, but sometimes that happens when I haven't worked out that hard in a while. Truth is, we didn't work out THAT hard. Although my triceps may argue that right now. Afterward, I showered and rushed out to the car. Then it hit me. Holy CRAP. I didn't eat. Anything. At all. No wonder I feel so weak.
Luckily I had more water and almonds in the car. I was going to run to Subway, but I realized I apparently forgot my purse at home. Great. No license. Please don't let something happen. So I chugged more water and ate some almonds. Luckily I have yogurt and some frozen food at the office. They had pizza and bread sticks for lunch, but I didn't partake. Instead I had yogurt, a cheese stick and a breakfast sandwich. I feel so much better now.
I can't believe that I skipped breakfast on accident. And my snack I usually eat on the way to the gym. My feelings about food have definitely changed. Before I was all about eating all the time. Now, not as much. I have made progress.
So what have I learned today? I've learned I can get through a Monday without a foul mood. I can get through a day without eating. AND working out hard at the gym without food is bad. My brain is still kinda fuzzy. Just how you want your doctor to be, fuzzy brained. Ha ha. Shhh! Don't tell my patients. I'm better now, don't worry. Good thing I'm not a heart surgeon. Ha ha. Medical humor. We're weird.
What have you learned this Monday?