1. Sneaking into my flatties bedroom to hang up the Cleo Bachelor of the Year Calender 2011 behind her door – The Te Aro Mansion has been a bit stressy and tired all round lately, so I like making my super flatties laugh when I can.
2. Getting back into the gym, and staying to do my ENTIRE planned workout (rather than just the first twenty minutes, and leaving just as it starts to get exhausting.) I’m glad I stayed to do the whole thing, because it’s done a lot for my mood over the past two days. I’m even feeling kind of chipper. Sometimes.
The key here is that every time I think about leaving early I remember the article I read on fitness training that talked about how we can usually do a LOT more than we think we can when working out. So when I start thinking I’m done (right around the 20 minute mark) I think about that article and decide OK ten minutes more. And once I’m 30 minutes in, I think that it would be a shame not to do the full hour. Once that full hour is over? Well then I’m usually feeling much more energetic, and positive about the whole experience, so I’ll stay and do another 30 minutes or so, and actually enjoy it!
That first bit is always the hardest though! It feels like having to force myself through a brick wall – ie. Painful, and impossible.
3. Eating home cooked meals. I have lamb shanks in the slow-cooker for tonight when I get home after my workout. Exciting!