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.