Happy Tuesday everyone!!
How was your Memorial Weekend?? As you may or may not have noticed, I checked out mentally last Friday and I am only returning today. I completely neglected the blog yesterday.
And I gotta say it felt great to not think for an entire weekend
ANYWAYS though, this morning it’s back to the grind and I feel great.
How I knew I needed a break was because last week at Bar Method neither my mind nor my body wanted anything to do with anything. They quit on me like Chandler Bing quit the gym (ie. in a long drawn out overly dramatic way.)
Most fitness bloggers will give you a peak into their internal monologues because they sound something like: “you can do it! you’re an animal!” But this blog don’t play like that. This blog gives you a peak into the inner monologue that you should train yourself not to have. A motivational how-to in reverse, if you will.
To be more specific, this is what happens when my mind and body team up against me at the 6:00am (aka zero-six-hundred) Bar Method class. And keep in mind I normally LOVE this class:
BRAIN: This sucks.
Me: Shhh no it doesn’t.
BRAIN: How much do we pay in monthly membership fees to have this torture inflicted upon us?
Me: You’re not helping. We need to focus.
BRAIN: Ok, ok let’s focus. Oh here’s a question- how cute were those pictures of Kate Middleton aka the Duchess the other day? How cute is her pregnancy style? And more importantly how cute was her hat?! Why hasn’t the big hat trend caught on in America? I would love to wear fancy hats to fancy events.
Me: oh. em. gee. I totally agree. Hats are so great. And you know while we’re on the subject of things on our head, what do you think we’d look like as a blonde?
BRAIN: Terrible. Also why don’t people call her the Duchess with the Muchest?
(Barre teacher- “Charlotte, tuck under.”)
Me- Ah see! I need to focus!
BRAIN- Hahaha that was just a nice way of telling you to quit sticking your booty out.
BOOTY: My bad.
BELLY: Hey you guys, not to interrupt, but I have a question- why don’t people eat froyo for breakfast? They drink iced coffee. They drink smoothies. What’s the difference? And by the way, I’m starving and I am going to make audible noises for the rest of class.
Me: I would really rather you didn’t do that.
(Teacher- “Lift your leg to its highest point and then pulse up. Up. Up”)
LEGS: She wants one of us where?
Me: Up. She said up. What are you waiting for- get on up there.
LEGS: Not happening. You’re lucky you’re even standing this morning.
BRAIN: Yeah I’m done too.
BELLY: Ditto. I’m really not feeling ab work today.
Me: Oh c’mon guys! Belly, you don’t have a choice- the gut blasting ab work portion of class is coming up in 3 minutes so you better start feeling it.
BELLY: Sorry, not feeling it. I think I’m going to let the neck take most of the tension today.
BRAIN: So how do you feel about the blog post you published this morning?
BRAIN: Yeah, remember how you spent all day yesterday thinking about how to phrase the last paragraph? Well, you should have written it like this: ____. That would have actually been funny.
Me: Where were you yesterday with that surge of comedic gold?!
BRAIN: Thinking about big hats.
BRAIN and BELLY: Hey after this let’s get some froyo for breakfast!
Me: I should have stayed in bed today.
So there you go folks. Get your brains and bodies under control lest you wind up lying flat on your back during the ab portion of class, arms and legs sprawled out in various directions.
How was your weekend?? Any particularly great workouts you’d like to brag out??
How do you stay motivated during a workout you don’t feel like doing?
Do you ever have surges of brilliance while you’re working out? Do you ever have a surge of brilliance in regards to a post once it’s too late to change it? (for me that happens all. the. time.)