This morning, I had a work emergency and therefore had to cancel my skype with Ray. I was actually a little bummed out to not work out in the morning.
And no…I STILL DON’T LIKE WORKING OUT.
What I am enjoying is feeling like I’ve accomplished something for me first thing in the morning. Normally, I’d be checking and responding to work email because I get up way earlier than I need to leave for work. Thankfully, I really enjoy what I do for a living so that’s never felt like a chore.
But you know what surprised me most this morning? It was Ray’s response.
I’ve worked with other trainers in the past who would get mad if I had to bail at the last minute. Trust me, no one hates wasting other’s time more than I do…but life happens and you have to be flexible. I found some trainers were just not flexible and made me feel bad for prioritizing my career or family.
That obviously didn’t work for me and we parted ways. I take pride in my integrity and dependability, and I’ve chosen to work in fields where the “work” is about improving the lives of others. So yes, sometimes the work will have to come first.
Ray didn’t even flinch.
I think I’ve proven that I’m really in this, so he adjusted his plan and suggested I do a workout at home by myself.
This is the point where the past Nubia would have said she worked out and taken a day off. But I told myself I wouldn’t lie on this journey, and I wouldn’t quit. I’m sure there are going to be days where I am going to be too sick or exhausted to work out…and it’s going to be okay.
Today was not one of those days…I needed to get this done.
And so I did.
Me, my yoga mat, and my timer worked through the arm strengthening exercises and THEY SUCKED!
The best part of not skyping? Wearing as little clothing as I liked to be fully comfortable as I kicked my own butt. Ha!