Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bad Day Turned Good

The past couple days have been rough - I haven't felt motivated and I've been struggling to make myself workout.  I'm worn out and I've had some frustrating moments with my little girl lately.  Today, the absolute last thing I felt like doing when I got my much needed quiet and alone time was plyometrics.  I just wanted to lay down and take a nap.  Or read a book.  Or watch mindless tv.  Anything but jump squats, airborne heisman and all the other craziness that make plyometrics the "X in P90X." 

So I posted a status update on facebook and said just that...........I'm not motivated and don't want to do plyometrics.  A few minutes later one of the Marines I worked with way back in the day replied and basically called me out (even Devil-ed me!) and asked what our blog followers would think.  He was right - I knew I'd feel guilty if I didn't do it and I at least needed to make the effort.  So I got my lazy butt off the couch (all the while praying my little boy would wake up and give me an excuse to sit back down) and put the DVD in...  50 minutes later I was sweaty and tired but I feel so much better about myself.  I even decided to get on the pullup bar and knock out a set (reverse grip, in case you were wondering) and I got a new personal best - 14!!!  I am almost to my goal.  I didn't think it could get much better - I just did a workout I didn't want to do, feel accomplished and motivated and I set a new personal record.  Well, then I went upstairs to check on Sawyer and decided to weigh myself.....I'm under 125!!  Over halfway to my goal weight and halfway done with the program - surprisingly, I'm right on track!!!

What started out as a depressing, unmotivated day has turned out to be full of positive and uplifting achievements.  All it took was getting off the couch and doing something active to turn around the negative feelings I was experiencing.  So thanks to the "devil" that called me out on facebook.  Sometimes you need that little extra push to get yourself going and today you did that for me.  One more workout down and one day closer to my goal. 



  1. Good for you, Kasey! Your drive is admirable. When I had a newborn I was lucky if I showered and got dressed, let alone added the "X" to the mix! You've made the commitment, and your getting the results :)