Friday, December 14, 2012

Dirty Little Secrets

My Three Gold Star Performance over the last 24 hours is courtesy of my dirty little secrets - my hacks to staying on target because I am the laziest person alive and I know it, embrace it and work around it.

DLS #1.  I keep my workout gear at the ready in my bedroom - hanging on the back of my door.  My willingness to blow off a task because it's too hard is legendary.  Pulling together something to wear to the gym falls in that category for me on early mornings.

DLS#2.  I put it on immediately upon waking - even before that trip to the bathroom - even the shoes.

DLS#3.  (the dirtiest) I wear the same workout clothes for a week.  This isn't so much about tips and tricks to get me out the door to the gym in the morning as it is of two other factors - 1.  I am off the "play clothes" generation and 2.  I absolutely hate to do that much laundry.

That Christmas party last night was a real dud.  I don't know what I was expecting, but ho-hum.  I mean I enjoyed Marti and Ellie, but otherwise not entertaining.  So I'll know better next year.  I did manage okay with the food choices - not perfect, but certainly within the realm of okay - given that the buffet consisted of rice and beans, cheese enchiladas, tacos, fajitas and nachos.  Besides, I'm not in hardcore weightloss mode, I just want to feel/be at my best and that's not a scale measurement if I don't want it to be.

I say all of this about the secrets because it was hard for me to get up this morning.  I was sleeping hard and I woke up really tired and groggy.  Again, I am amazed at what both carbs/gluten do to my body - even if I wasn't coming anywhere close to over-eating.  I slept through my alarm this morning.  I'm usually up an hour before the thing goes off.

Take care of yourself.  Be kind to others.  Find what works for you.



  1. As far as wearing the same workout clothes for a week - hey, whatever works for you...but I would not be able to stand myself if I had to wear the same running top without washing it. And YES, I do have a lot of laundry, lol!

  2. Woman do you sweat?? lol Now i've worn workout clothes twice in a row but i don't think i could get away with more than that.

    When i was at my best working out the rule was i had to workout before i even stepped foot back in the house after work or i knew i would not do it.......that meant lugging my workout clothes to work and changing in the bathroom as soon as i clocked out..not my fav thing to do but you do what ya gotta do to make it work for you! I mean at some point you just know yourself and i knew if i stepped foot in the house i would find some excuse not to go.........Hugs! deb
    PS Thanks for sharing...i think....just no sharing the work out clothes okay.. :)

  3. I use DLS #1, I'm usually pretty good if the night before I commit I'm going to bootcamp in the morning and lay my clothes out, I will go. That is my goal for tomorrow... because I also have been waking up tired and groggy..


We'll try this for a while.