The Pull

It’s 3:58pm on Tuesday afternoon. I’ve finished up clients for the day and am looking at a couple hours of programming.

Bored

 

I’m bored.

I’m restless.

I’m picking at random food.

I’m sick of staring at a computer.

I want to workout.

 

Wait.

What?

Yesterday afternoon I was all over the place. I had done a pole workout early that morning (as per my usual Tuesday morning routine) but by four pm I was restless. Looking at the clock, all I could think was that I had a good four hours of computer work before me. *sigh*

On the flip side, my mind kept telling me it’s only four pm…

time

I work out in the mornings. I always have and it’s what’s suits me best. But every so often I get this itch. This craving. This need to go downstairs and throw around some weights

So I did.

I cranked my music. I let my body warm up with any exercise it wanted. I let the tension ease out of my body and mentally started planning a program in my head. Exercises that I wanted to do.

Was it hard? Insanely.

Personally, I get the best workouts done when I’m mad. When I’m pissed off at the world for no reason and nothing feel better than sweat, twitching muscles and accomplishment.

challenge

New clients ask me all the time if you ever get to the point where you want to work out. For them, working out is still a chore. Something that needs to be done in order to be healthy/see results/because they’re told to.

For me, working out is my release. It’s what keeps me sane. It brings me back to reality when I’m restless/cranky/bored/snarky.

It varies between weights, pole and slamming things. In any instance I let me body lead. I don’t follow things I need to work on. I don’t bring out my programs or my weights. I simply let me mind wander and allow my body to take charge.

By 5:30pm last night I was back to normal. I was sweaty, fatigued, shaking and content.

Everyone has their outlet. That vice they use to stay in control. Mine is activity. It’s allowing my body to take over my mind. It’s overwhelming, freeing, exhausting and perfect.

control

So my advice is this: for those of you suffering through workouts you hate. Genuinely despise. Find something new. Find something that at least makes you happy at the end of it. Whatever activity that is, hold on to it, give in to it and enjoy it.

Happy Active Time ๐Ÿ™‚