My overall mental state was already less than ideal as today is the anniversary of a devastating loss in my family. Between that and the lack of sleep I was not in the mood to go to the gym this morning. However as I was laying in bed surrounded by my four-legged children, repeatedly hitting the snooze bar, a few thoughts ran through my mind. There are things in this world we as individuals can control and there are things we cannot. I cannot control the fact that something bad happened seven years ago and I cannot control the fact that my mom had a reaction, but I can control if I let these thing dictate my day. It is my choice to either stay in bed or get up.
While I got to the gym a little late, I did get there. And while the workout wasn’t my best by any stretch, I did it. I sent KB a quick message and told her that the workout was not my best effort and she reminded me that everyone has those days. And I guess a bad workout is still better than no workout!
As I sit here trying to stay awake at work, I cannot say one way or another if my decision to go to the gym had any real effect on my overall physical progress, but it did have a positive effect on my mental outlook for the day. Never underestimate the positive effects of just moving your body, even when you really don’t want too!
Side note…also never underestimate the power of a hug from a loved one (I’m lucky enough to work with one of my brothers) and of severely over sugared coffee!!! (I keep seeing sit-ups in my future!) Today, while not my best day, is still a good day!