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… 🙂

About Vera Sweeney

Vera Sweeney – mom, blogger, and New York resident – is the founder of Lady and the Blog. Her main focus is to help busy women stay on top of the latest style, culinary, and parenting trends.

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