After telling myself that Monday would be marvelous, and making sure it was, I began feeling like my old, happy self again. I hated to be a Debbie downer on the blog, but I do want to be honest, and sometimes we all have bad days. I think the important part is not to dwell on them, but instead make changes and strive to improve.
On Monday morning, I was happy to be back at school with my wonderful co-workers and smiling students. I drank another REBOOTizer, and was prepared for the day. However, there was a water main break which caused an early dismissal at 12:10! (Usually we dismiss at 4:00, so four hours early was a huge perk! Plus, the kids ate lunch, so it counted as a full day for us!) That obviously made my mood even better as it gave me a chance to run some errands that I didn’t do over the weekend. Immediately upon arriving home, I changed from my teacher clothes to my more comfy workout wear.
I seriously live in comfy clothes and workout apparel unless I have to be dressed more professionally for something. Also dressing in my workout gear made it super easy to meet my friend Diana at the gym when she got out of school. (No worries – fancy headband and dangling earrings came out!)
Diana and I completed this workout, and had fun while doing it. We used to workout together all the time, but lately life has gotten in the way. We were definitely more chatty than usual, but we got our reps and sets in, smiling and laughing the whole time.
Some lady actually commented on how much we were giggling. #sorrywe’renotsorry At the end of the workout, we were supposed to do 30 minutes of cardio. (I ran my one-mile in the morning before school.) Diana wasn’t feeling it, but I wasn’t going to let her off that easy. She’s
forced encouraged me on several occasions at the gym – I was just returning the favor! We decided to take it outside and walk it out since the weather was so nice.
We covered somewhere between 2 – 3 miles, and on the way home we passed by a huge hill. We sprinted up and walked down five times and that definitely got our heart rates up and sweat dripping! Naturally, I just had to stop at the top for a moment…
And handstand it up! I’m sure cars passing by thought I was nuts, but truthfully I didn’t care. Actually, I didn’t care much about anything at the time.
I was happy and had found my zen again.
Do you stay in work clothes, or are you quick to change like me? How do you find your zen?