How dedicated are you? Is it worth it? Would you try something new for a week just to see if you can handle it? These are questions I often ask myself and the answers in my head are usually very different from the reality that plays out in real life. I do feel somewhat dedicated, at least in terms of being consistent — and the results are certainly worth it. Yet I’m also extremely lazy and will only put in the absolutely minimum amount of effort. Getting up at 6:30 to workout? Fuck off.
Still, I find myself wishing I did have a little more motivation in the mornings. As ever, I give myself the minimal amount of time to get ready because I want to stay in bed until the last possible second. The weird thing is, I’m not even sleeping. I’m just laying there thinking how I want to rest, or wondering how much time I have left until I absolutely have to get up and get ready. Almost every morning, my body wakes up at about 7-7:30. It says “I have to pee, bitch!” and so I get up to use the restroom — and then immediately after shaking it off I flop right back down in bed. Not sleeping and resetting my alarm for an extra 10 minutes of non-sleep. I have no idea why I can’t just get the fuck up.
Over the course of the next week, I’m challenging myself to get up and stay up once I awake. To do a set of push-ups and calf raises, then shower, pack a lunch and get ready for work. Half the time I throw on a hat and buy a $10 salad when I could easily save money and look more professional.