The Stages of a Work Out

So, I got to thinking this morning after my work out about the different stages I go through basically every morning. It is sort of entertaining…and sad…all at the same time! Here we go….

Stage One – Anger/Rage

It’s 4:30 am. Really? Why the hell do I have to eat all the things so that I have to work out? Why cant I have a naturally fast metabolism and great genes? Why the hell is it still dark outside? I don’t want to get out of this warm bed. *Hits snooze button*

Stage Two – Acceptance of the Mission

*A few minutes after hitting snooze button, before the next alarm is set to go off*

Fine. I’m up. Let’s get this over with. Fuck.

Stage Three – Denial

*As I am walking to the guest room to get into my work out clothes*

The work out is ONLY  25 minutes. That is less time than one 30 minute sitcom that I seem to make plenty of time for. This is going to be nothing! You will be in the shower in no time.

Stage Four – I Got This Shit!

This usually occurs after about the first minute of the work out.

I am pumped up. This is going to be easy! Bring it on Shaun T. I’m feeling gooooood!

Stage Five – Lost Sense of Realty

This occurs about five minutes in to the work out.

Oh? I have only been doing this for five minutes? Hmm. It seems like it has been longer than that. Surely Shaun T’s time clock is wrong.

Stage Six – Crap.

So umm….let’s slow it down a little Shaun T. I am not quite ready for the “burnout” yet. Ok. Maybe this is harder than I thought.

I know Tonya (the modifier for those of you who dont know what T25 is) is hanging in there Shaun T but I just….I….gosh I am out of breath. Ughhhhhhhh.

Stage Seven – I Think I Can. I Think I Can. I Think I Can.

In this stage there are five minutes left of the work out.

I have come this far, I can last five more minutes. I’m not going to die. Or, at least I hope not. My mamma didn’t raise no quitter!

Stage Eight – Hell Yeah, Go Me!

The work out just ended. I am panting and covered in sweat but damnit, I made it! I knew I was going to rock this!

Stage Nine – Cool Down

Ahhhhhh yeah. Stretch those muscles I just worked out. This feels amazing.

Stage Ten – Euphoria

As I am walking to shed these nasty clothes and go shower.

I am feeling good! I don’t know why the hell I make such a big stink about getting my ass out of bed every morning when I feel this incredible and accomplished this soon in my day!

Do you go through stages during your work outs or am I just a weirdo? Just kidding…I know I am a weirdo.

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  • Reply Lauren January 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    Hahaha I go through all of them but Stage 10… I get stuck in the “ugh why was this a good idea?” mindset for way too long but am hoping that the feeling of accomplishment finds me soon! Good for you for sticking with it. I am so super impressed!

  • Reply Morgan January 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Yes!! haha I go through these feelings every. single. day. I think of every excuse not to go to the gym while driving there, but as soon as I’m done I’m so glad I did it.

  • Reply z January 22, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    I am the queen of snooze button 🙁

  • Reply chelsea January 22, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Hahaha this is so good! So true.

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda January 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAH! the “what the what?! only 5 minutes have passed? no, that clock must be wrong” <– that is SO true!! but don't you feel so awesome when you finish the program?

    also, when i was doing the insanity program, i used to 'compete' with tonya because there can only be 1 asian standing. haha!

    Vodka and Soda

  • Reply kathy @ vodka and soda January 22, 2014 at 3:25 pm

    ps – thanks for linking up xoxoxox

  • Reply Des @ Skinny Geek Within January 22, 2014 at 3:51 pm

    LMAO I love this! oh so true!

  • Reply Stephanie January 22, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    I don’t have to get up THAT early thank goodness, but can still relate to hitting snooze for sure! Like you said, once you actually get the workout done you feel great. I have never regretted a workout!

  • Reply SMD @ Life According to Steph January 22, 2014 at 6:43 pm

    I am not a morning workout person even though I’d really like to be. I need time to get going!

  • Reply jackie January 22, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    i kinda feel the same way. before i start working out i am dreading it. but once i’m into it and then done i feel sooooo much better. though i can’t bring myself to wake up early to wake up. just can’t do it!
    — jackie @ jade and oak

  • Reply Heidi January 23, 2014 at 3:04 am

    haha you are not a weirdo. Just this month I starting working out in the morning for the first time in my life. At my old job I had to get up at 5:30am and be at work, coffee on desk at 7am. It was easy peasy. Now waking up at 5:30 to sweat is worse than a job. Luckily, the second week has gotten easier and I love that it’s done and over with when I get home from work so late in the day. 🙂 GO YOU!

  • Reply Amanda January 23, 2014 at 4:59 am

    4:30 AM?! YOWZA! I usually don’t get up until between 9 or 10! haha Aaaaand I don’t work out. Wow. I feel like a bum. haha!

  • Reply anna January 23, 2014 at 6:56 am

    I love this!!! So accurate!

    I always get reallllly dramatic halfway through a workout and think I actually might die from the pain, haha.

  • Reply Stephanie January 23, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    haha! I’m not certain I’ve ever made it past stage 1…

  • Reply Ash @ Ash's Right DIrection January 23, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    I want to be able to just jump out of bed ready for the day. I am much better in warmer months when the bed is not warmer than the air.

    Thanks for linking up! 🙂

  • Reply Rachelle January 25, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    You just described me to a T in stages 1 through 4. I’m so glad to know I’m not he only one who does that! Working out is a love hate relationship, even though I mostly love it. I also love when my pants fit. LOL

  • Reply Cassi January 27, 2014 at 3:55 am

    I definitely couldn’t do a workout at 4:30! Some days I just don’t feel like I’m awake yet so I’m sure I look like a zombie doing the workouts. Somehow I still manage a smile for the selfie afterwards. I don’t think I could at 4:30/5 though…

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