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Daily Diary: Doing It For Me

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Notice how I take a picture of the treadmill BEFORE I start… that way you don’t see my time. LOL!

I spent a good 8 days away from the gym and I hated it. Why? First, I took a class that was WAY above my pay grade and ended up pulling my leg muscles to the point that I couldn’t walk for about 3 days. I’m not kidding. And then I spent 5 days in Disney for the Zootopia press junket.

So, I guess I had a good excuse for not hitting up my usual Barre class… but STILL. UGH!

I got home last night around 1AM and collapsed into my bed. This morning, I kissed the kids goodbye before they went to school and took a MEGA nap. I had such a huge migraine because of the CRAZY rain but I KNEW I still wanted to do SOMETHING TODAY. ANYTHING.

Despite myself. I did 31 minutes on the treadmill… which was like sheer torture because I lost my groove. But I freaking did it – gasping for air and dying a slow death. And you know what? I feel so damn good about it. Truly!

I think I get HOW people work out. I understand the secret now. They make it a priority. They put themselves first. They realize that their health really does matter and it belongs on the top of the list.

I’m there.

So… with a migraine and utterly exhausted… I did it. Me.


I would reward myself with some ice cream but I gave it up for Lent and that sort of defeats the purpose, right? Maybe some bacon instead… 🙂

Vera Sweeney, mom, blogger, social media influencer and New York resident, is the founder of She is considered one of the top female digital influencers in today’s social media space. Her lifestyle and parenting brand helps busy women stay on top of the latest trends in fashion, food, family and travel.