Since I got home, I’ve been doing little exercise (or anything really). I’ve been feeling a bit sniffly and sick plus really lethargic so figured I’d wait for that to pass before getting back into an exercise routine. I wanted to clean up and reorganise things at home too but kept putting it off.
So on Saturday I decided to stop being a big baby and just suck it up and do something. Something is better than nothing, right?
I figured I could do an “easy” workout at home – run down the stairs, do 10 squats, run up the stairs and do 10 pushups – repeat 10 times. OMG that was not easy! I had to change the pushups to crunches halfway throughso my arms didn’t drop off (they are still sore today).
After I finished, I decided instead of sitting on my butt and being all self-congratulatory over my efforts, I’d keep moving. Once you’ve got your heart rate up, that’s BONUS TIME! Anyway, spending that long on the floor doing pushups and crunches made me realise how much I needed to clean the floors.
I started off sweeping and tidying. Ended up completely moving furniture and reorganising my bedroom. It’s so much more spacious and unannoying now.
Then today I went for my first run in forever (I reckon close to a month). It was a hard slog but I feel so much better now.
Anyway, my point is you can’t wait for energy to come to you. That’s never going to happen. You need to start moving. Use energy = get energy.