My workout at home yesterday was far from challenging; I ran a mile on the treadmill then attempted several other simple exercises, but I was just not in the mood. So, I quit. There are times when a workout is challenging and I am able to push through it, but I hardly ever am able to complete a full workout when I’m unmotivated.
Knowing that a change of scenery always helps to re-energize my workouts, I went to the gym this morning. I warmed up by first running a mile on the treadmill, then used free weights and various machines for an arm workout. I ran another mile by doing intervals on the treadmill before finishing up.
After coming home, my younger sister Ali and I picked up her friend, Laura. The three of us went to the nail salon together to get manicures. The last time I had my nails painted, I got a shellac gel manicure, so I desperately needed to have them soak it off. I forget what it is called, but I chose a purplish color for today’s manicure.
Once our nails were dry, we went to a nearby grocery store to see if they had peppermint Tootsie Roll pops. They are a favorite among my family, but they are extremely hard to find. Along with the lollipops, I also found several different kinds of holiday-appropriate candies.
That would be $20 worth of candy. I have a habit of buying way too many sugary treats at once, but I promise these are all going to be used as stocking stuffers.
We dropped Laura off at her house, then went to a few more places in search of some fun holiday decorations. We were hungry by the time we finished running our errands, so we couldn’t help stopping at Chick-fil-A. We were truly craving a milkshake, but ended up also buying a chicken sandwich since we had a coupon.
The peppermint chocolate chip milkshake is so good—peppermint and chocolate is one of my all-time favorite combinations!
We only have a few decorations up around the house, so it’s time to cover the house in red and green!
What do you do when you are in the middle of a workout and still unmotivated?
Do you like the peppermint and chocolate combination?
Have you decorated for the holidays yet?