Thursday, November 17, 2011

Liar, Liar!

I don’t know about you but whenever I know there’s a work function or some social event I have to attend during the week, I panic. All I can think is, “dang, there goes my work out!” or “I hope there’s something healthy for me to eat!” Sure I could switch my work out to the morning and just try my best to eat before the event to avoid the inevitable, “I’m starving but that food is so bad for me”, but I just do so much better working out at night and sometimes resisting the temptation to eat something unhealthy at these events isn’t easy! Last night I had to resist pasta, brownies, carrot cake, wine, beer, garlic bread, nachos, and did I say brownies!? I succeeded but it wasn’t easy!

I feel guilty, but I must also confess that sometimes I lie to friends and tell them I’m working late or just staying in to avoid hearing the, “You’re not coming because you have to work out?” I know! It sounds awful but it’s the truth especially when you’re in training mode. Or how about if there's a race you want to do but there's a birthday or a wedding? Really?!? LOL! I know sounds even worse to say that.

I missed the gym twice this week due to work and traffic (traffic made me late to spin so I felt discouraged and went home), again my fault—could have switched it up to the morning. Not working out for two days has put me in a funk!

Does missing a work out put you in a funk? Do you ever have to lie or feel guilty for missing events because you prefer to go for a run/gym?


  1. Been there, done that. It's really a bummer too, to have to just either make up a story or not go at all. It's not worth it for me sometimes to go somewhere the night before a long run that I know will have lots of free food and alcohol because I know I won't be able to enjoy it. The worst is New Years Eve because its damn near impossible to avoid everything.

    Ultimately it's worth it because I care more about my runs and my fitness than I do the parties and get-togethers, but that doesn't mean it's not uncomfortable to be in that situation.

    And yes, missing a run makes me feel like crud. Today I was up at 5 and thought "go on a run" but didn't and I swear I was in slow motion until I finally went on my run five hours later.

  2. Good for you for going to run later! It's always a challenge but you have a's essentially about how YOU will feel after. Thanks for stopping by :)