How do you know if you’ve been a nurse for too long? You can no longer tell the difference between weekdays and weekends… That is what happened to me tonight.
Maybe it should have been a sign that something was off when I left my freshly made coffee at home this morning. I have felt like this all day:
Anyway, so I had this big plan to head to the gym after work today and get in 45-60min of cardio. Of course, silly little me… I forgot that it’s Saturday!! My gym closes super early on Saturdays (I think at 5pm) and so when I arrived, it was closed! How could I forget??! Am I the only one who’s done this?
I am upset about this.
Seriously, I’m super disappointed to miss cardio day. As tired as I was after work, I know that when I get in some good time on the elliptical or the treadmill, I not only feel amazing afterwards and sleep super well that night, but I have more energy the next day. I’ve really started to rely on post-work cardio to help get me through my back-to-back-to-back shifts… and tomorrow is going to be a huge day at work for me, so I was really looking forward to my gym time. I’m actually cranky without it. I never thought I’d be this person, but here I am. Little miss I didn’t get my run in today crankypants.
I considered running outside, but it’s 15 below and super slippery out there. Walking home from the bus was harrowing enough. It just isn’t an option tonight. So I ended up coming home and doing a Gillian Micheals workout DVD. I used to do these and think that they were super tough, just pouring sweat the entire time, so I thought it might be a good substitute for cardio day. Sadly (well, maybe not sadly, I guess this is a good sign) I am left feeling completely unsatisfied after that workout. It wasn’t that hard, and it only lasted 25min.
Insert your that’s what she said jokes here…
So the good news is, I’m much stronger than I used to be back when I thought Gillian Micheals was tough. Silver lining, I suppose.
Tomorrow night is a day off because I have post work dinner and drink plans with friends, so my next gym day is Monday. I have a trainer appointment, so at least I know it won’t disappoint. Until then, I am going to be spending the rest of my night online looking for genius at-home cardio ideas for those who live in small downtown apartments and don’t have treadmills (and whose husbands are at work so they can’t box together right now.) I’ll be sure to keep you posted!