This week started out perfectly. I was getting all of my fitness/health-related stuff done every day, and I was trying my hardest to get the housework done.
Monday– Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 1
Tuesday– 20 minutes of water jogging
Wednesday– Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 2
Friday– Couch to 5K Week 1 Day 3
And that was the end of that. On Saturday, I spent most of the day up in Mount Dora (an hour away) getting my hair done, antique shopping, and grocery shopping. When I got home, I ended up going over the Disney’s Hollywood Studios with Alison. By the time I got home, I didn’t want to plank, get exercise in, suck down 60 ounces of water (because I forgot to bring any along with me all day), and track everything I ate. No sticker for Saturday.
So when I woke up on Sunday, I figured “what’s one more day? I’ll take it easy.” Same thing has happened on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday.
Every morning I wake up with good intentions to get refocused, but I end up failing every day, and I’ll tell you why.
Along with tracking, planking, getting in the water, exercising, and cleaning up the house, I also own my own business which sometimes requires work in the evenings. My dog usually needs 5-8 walks a day. She’s always hungry. She’s always leaking, so I have to clean up her puddles fairly often (she’s on meds, but they don’t always work). By the time I was doing everything I needed to do during the day, it was 11:30 at night before I could relax and eat dinner.
I was happy that my house was clean, and I was being active again. But I was mentally exhausted. I needed a few days to not think about it. And in those few days, I have decided that I shouldn’t give up trying to do everything. I just need to manage my time better. There are times during the day when I’m just staring at the computer waiting for an email to come in that I’m expecting. I could be using that time to do the laundry or the dishes. Or swiffering the floors. Or whatever needs to be done instead of wasting the time.
Tomorrow is a new day, and I give myself permission to slip up. It’s not “all or nothing”. If I can’t do everything on my to-do list, it’s okay.
In other news, there was no progress made on my financial goals. I did sell some things on eBay though.
And here are some photos found on my phone from the week…
Molly was begging for Valentines on Facebook
Taken during one of my runs
Having lunch in Mount Dora at Cody’s on 4th
Disney now sells ice cream bar magnets
We scored a Fast Pass to Toy Story Mania!
On to next week!
What do you do to refocus on your goals?