If you read my last post, you probably thought that I was hiding on my couch, bingeing my brains out, and watching too much 30 Rock. Well, you’re right about the 30 Rock (seriously Liz Lemon makes me feel 1000000% better about myself). However, I had to haul my booty off my couch Tuesday morning to head to my new job (thank goodness for fast working co-workers). Since I couldn’t go into the office until 10am, I decided to end my pity party and hit the gym AKA my living room. I got a new toy on Amazon that’s been keeping me pretty happy. I bought a mini elliptical.
I know it looks ridiculous but you get a kick butt workout due to the change-able resistance. It takes a few minutes to get used to the smaller stride than a normal elliptical (oh and not having handles) but you can really rock out. Thank goodness for all my yogi balance:
For a decent workout, I elliptical for 10 minutes then lift for 5-10 minutes and repeat 3x. I can turn on Netflix and workout in my own apartment without being self conscious of my jiggly tummy. I know that “I don’t have anything to be embarrassed about” but I feel more comfortable and am much more likely to workout now than relying solely on the gym.
But beyond my workout, I went to my new job and my day just got better (despite the hellish traffic on I-66). And I am super thrilled. I am going to be in charge of the majority of my projects, learning new skills, and opportunities to develop new tools and procedures. All my co-workers are pretty awesome and my new office is near great shopping. Plus I’ve made tons of social plans through the next two months (which used to be expected of me but is completely awesome for the couch loving current me). It’s amazing how you can have a total crappy day followed by several good ones. I’ve been way too busy to even think about feeling sorry for myself (or it could be that I tried on a pair of pants the other and they were toooooo big). Little orphan Annie had it right: the sun will come out tomorrow (and yes you can be annoyed at me for getting that song stuck in your head). There is always a good day on the horizon.
What keeps you going through bad days? And what’s your favorite motivational song that never fails to get stuck in your head?