Today was the day.
I set my alarm extra early with plans to get up and do Jillians Six-Week, Six-Pack dvd. *sigh* Why do these plans always sound so great in my head, but then are so hard to actually execute?
Don’t get me wrong, I did it! I dragged my butt out of my warm and cozy bed and did it! But boy was it hard.
Some people find working out early before work easy. Many use early mornings as their prefered workout time. For me, getting up even earlier to my already early day is definitely tough.
If anything, the actual exercise isn’t the challenge for me. It is actually a big mental challenge, so I’m proud of myself for being mentally strong this morning. When the alarm went off, a BIG part of me wanted to say “too bad!” and just remain in bed for 30 more minutes. That little part of me finally stood up though and said no! I got up, threw on some workout clothes and headed to the basement to say good morning to Jillian.
As tough as this morning was, I’m definitely proud of myself for getting up and doing it.
And want to know what’s even better? I had my daily workout done by 6:30am! 😉 I had planned on heading to the farm tonight after work for a ride, but they’re calling for another 5-10 cm of snow tonight, so I decided that I’ll just head home and work on some wedding stuff!
I also wanted to take some time to talk about music tastes with you today.
Ever since I started running and working on striving for the ultimate playlists, my musical tastes have been evolving. To me that is a BIG thing!
A year ago, I never thought I’d find myself saying how much I LOVE the new Britney Spears single! (and omg I do! have you heard it yet?) Or how much I’m loving Katy Perry! Wow, I can’t believe I just said that!
You see, I’ve always been a very musical person. I grew up playing various instruments and when I hit high school – you know, those years when you’re striving to ‘be cool’ – I found myself listening to the best of indie/alternative/rock. I loved it but I would also listen and then proclaim how much ‘pop’ music sucked. 😉 As the years went on, my deep interest for indie rock grew and throughout my university years, I found myself attending indie concerts on a weekly basis! When I graduated from university, moved to a new town, in my own house, I slowly fell out of the indie loop. I no longer knew who was the popular up-and-coming band, if bands I liked has new material..I was lost music-wise and it was weird!
I continued to follow some of my favourites and then I started to explore.
My exploration in music expanded even more last year when I started running. As much as I love my indie/alternative/rock music, it doesn’t always make for great running material. What’s good for running? Pop. The music that I tried to keep myself away from for so many years. Next thing I know, my go-to radio stations are 99.9 Virgin Radio and 104.5 Chum FM (GTA peeps will know what these are)! I hear new songs and all I can think about is how great the beat is and how great they’d be for running!
If only my indie-music loving friends could see me now. 😉