Bad Day.

Our internet has been messed up for the past 2 days. 
It's finally fixed, though!

Guess what I did yesterday?
I got up at 5AM and I was at the gym by 6AM.
Crazy huh?
I honestly can't remember the last time I went to the gym.
Every time I start, I go for 2 weeks and then stop.
I really want to stay motivated this time!
 I get a free membership through the clinic I work for, 
and I would be insane not to take advantage of it.

So I was at the gym at 6AM.
I worked out for about an hour and I started getting ready for work at 7.
I was ready at 8, and I headed to my car.
I tossed my duffel bag on my seat and proceeded to sit in front/ on top of it.
Why didn't I toss it in the back or in the passenger side seat? 
I'm not sure.
So I sat down and pulled the door shut.
The door didn't shut.
Because my knee was in the way!
How did I manage to get my knee in the hinge of my door and not realize it?
I don't know.
All I know is that I smashed the guts out of my knee.
It felt like hitting your funny bone multiplied by 1000.
I crouched down to intensely rub my knee as I said words that I needed to ask forgiveness for.
Rubbing (and language) didn't help AT ALL.
I didn't want to be late for work, so decided to suck it up.
I sat up and turned my car on.
At that moment, a sharp pain went from my knee cap, all the way to my thigh.
Everything went black, 
and I proceeded to start falling to the side.
I knew I was passing out, so I quickly put my seat all the way back and put my legs on top of the steering wheel.
I came back to the world around 8:15.
Then I headed to work.
I'm not sure how I did it, but I did it; and I probably couldn't do it again if I tried.
Yesterday wasn't a very good day.

I was going to go to the gym again this morning,
but yesterday was too traumatic.
I might go tomorrow.

Do you all have any exercise tips or good ways to stay motivated? 
Have you all ever smashed a body part in your car door?

I hope you have a great day; and I hope you don't smash any of your body parts in your car door!


The Pink Growl said...

awww poor girl! I hope your knee is feeling better today! I would kill to be able to get in the routine of early morning workouts. This would require me to get up at 5:15 though and I just can't do it. I have tried, but I am unsuccessful. I guess I will just stick to after work workouts for now.

Laura Rafferty said...

My exercise tip is "Don't exercise!" No, I kid, I always have to go running in the evening because I cannot get up that early in the morning (I just realised basically the same as the person above me, but hey!!). I feel so sorry for you and your poor knee!!

Rachael said...

Ugh, sounds quite painful!!! I do get up early in the AM to work out but that's because I always find a reason to get out of it if I leave it until after work. It works for me but it's definitely tough to get up at 5 AM. I just remind myself that I don't have do it after work and I somehow muster up the energy to get out of bed!


Shaylynn... I BLAHWG. said...

Oh my gosh. I'm sending you an ice pack, and directions for how to sit in your car. Bless your heart.

I refuse to send workout advice, because i don't work out, note the refusal.

Ben & Cassie said...

oh no, that is the worst pain and it is making me sick just reading about that, even though you will have a sweet bruise...guys dig bruises...right?

Lauren Cooper said...

Oh.My.Goodness. I hope your knee is feeling ok!
Getting motivated is hard...some days I just sit around thinking that I really need to get my butt in gear and work out...then this always pops in my head... " if you would have done it when you first started thinking about it, you'd be done already" then I get mad at myself and do it! lol

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Angie said...

Oh love! I'm sorry that you smashed your knee! I promise I'm giggling with you...you're giggling now, right? :)

My advice on working out: action creates motivation, not the other way around. Three weeks to create a habit. 30 minutes, 5x a week. And it doesn't have to be M-F...seven days in a week...five of those spent making yourself healthy...YOU'VE GOT THIS (after you knee heals...). YOU ROCK! :)


Autumn Ingram said...

I'm trying for morning workouts! It is tough. I did it twice this week, so hopefully it will be a little easier next week.

Autumn Ingram said...

Girl, I have been living by that tip for YEARS! haha.

Autumn Ingram said...

That's what I do. When I get off of work, the last thing I want to do it work out!

Autumn Ingram said...

I need those directions, for real. The ice pack would be nice, too.
I noted it. I want to refuse..but I need muscles..
I've been having trouble opening restaurant doors. I need muscles.

Autumn Ingram said...

It's a looker for sure!

Autumn Ingram said...

I love that! That's what I'm going to start saying to myself!

Autumn Ingram said...

Following you back!

Autumn Ingram said...

Oh I was definitely giggling when I wrote this! :)
I love your advice!!! Action creates motivation. Love it!
Thank you!