Well, I discovered another reason why 5:15 am Spin class may be the way to go during the work week. Today I planned to go to 4:30 pm Spin. I brought in a change of clothes and at the end of the workday, I jumped in my minivan determined to get in my workout. BAM there was a big accident on Sunrise HWY and my good intentions were as stalled as my minivan. I did not go to Spin. It’s easier to control getting up early than the traffic!
As soon as I got in the door I was consumed by a myriad of things that needed my attention. I had to return phone calls, pay some bills, open the mail. My son needed me to sign permission slips, my daughter wanted to talk, my husband needed me to help him out with a few things. Plus, on every Thursday, for the past two years, I host a Twitter chat called #G2Great. This is my life.
I know you understand because I’m sure that you could easily fill in your own paragraph of daily challenges and demands. It would be so easy get thrown off track. Grab a handful of pretzels here or a Dove chocolate there and fall into old habits. Frustration, being overwhelmed, or plain old distraction can easily trigger an unconscious response. I am becoming more self-aware of my triggers.
I am not perfect, but for today I stayed on target even though it was challenging and things didn’t work out as planned. More tomorrow…