Well, I was right. There was no separating me from my bed this morning despite turning in at 9:00 last night. However, I stayed true to my plan and hit the gym right after work today. I am not the biggest fan of the gym at work/school because there are usually a lot of freshman (a.k.a. skinny 18 year olds). Tonight there were a group of four or five guys working out and they were being completely obnoxious but I had just loaded up my ipod with good music. Here is what I listened to tonight:
- Foo Fighters: Monkey Wrench
- The Eagles: Please Come Home for Christmas
- Adele: Right as Rain
- Hanson: Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree
- MGMT: Future Reflections
- Harry Connick Jr.: Sleigh Ride
- Kings of Leon: Sex on Fire
- Bruce Springteen: Santa Claus is Coming to Town
A nice mix of Christmas music and Rock.
I decided to go for 15 minutes on the stairstepper and then go on the treadmill and see what happened. I ended up running for 7 minutes, resting, then running again for 5 and then 3 minutes.
Here is the proof that I had a good workout:
My face is all red from running and I kind of look like an idiot but I feel great from working out. I really was dreading going because it was my first day back from vacation and I was tired but this just proves to me that exercise can get you out of a slump.
Do you have any tips or tricks to get you off the couch and into the gym? Were you able to workout over Thanksgiving?
Peace and Love,