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My attitude towards working out resembled that of other days. “But I don’t wanna.” I’ve previously written about how I overcame that attitude. The last time I felt this way, I suited up and knocked the workout out of the park.

An object in motion stays in motion. 30 minutes and 50 flights of stairs later, I let myself stop. Legs shaking and sweat dripping down my back, I felt that same sense of accomplishment from my early days of running. Who doesn’t need the extra endorphins in these “unprecedented times?

Me, 2 weeks ago

“Don’t you just hate those perky people who enjoy their workouts?

I copied the battle plan from previous victories – 1 chapter of my audio book. If I wanted to bail after that, I gave myself permission. I’ve moved on from How to Seize a Dragon’s Jewel

My current audio book is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, so I had to work a bit harder to get through an entire chapter. Still cranky at the 5-minute mark, I pushed myself to keep going. Ford Prefect, Arthur Dent, and I walked up and down the stairwell for 12 minutes, climbing 22 flights of stairs. Then I called it. I told myself I could quit if I wanted to, and I honored the commitment I made with myself.

Not every day is a win, and that’s okay. Just because my attitude going into the workout resembled previous days, didn’t guarantee the workout’s results. I made a deal with myself, and I honored that it. Knowing and trusting my body is its own kind of victory.

To finish out my time in order to “count” for my company’s Wellness Program, I finished out my lunch with a 15-minute cardio dance workout from YouTube. My moves looked nothing like that of the instructor, and more like someone acting a fool for a laugh. And I needed a laugh, so perhaps this counts as a win after all.