THE (diminishing) EXCUSE
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Unless any of us live in Southern Florida, which is the only area I can think of in the USA with moderate temperatures throughout the winter, I'd say we're all on the same page with this crazy cold weather, aren't we? We've all had about enough of it!
It pummeled me yesterday, figuratively speaking. It took me and threw me right out of my groove. And on a very important week as well. I dedicated this week to a special workout but yesterday I fell into a weather-induced-coma.
For those of us in the business of attempting to make a healthy life for ourselves, here is a fine example of what we call...
Our furnace blew a few days ago and I'd been waiting on a part to get it fixed. By yesterday I had a chill that would not leave my bones. I coddled that chill all day with a soft blanket, hot tea, and movies that made me feel warm and cozy. My daughter had the day off from work, so just hanging out with her, no real purpose in mind, seemed enticing. I rarely left the sofa yesterday. Even my FitBit app was screaming at me by the end of the day.
How do I feel? I feel disappointed.
I feel awful because I made a commitment that I neglected to keep. I let my Spark family down. I let my Tangerine Team down. I let my Shockers down. (of course they have no idea, but that's not the point.) Worst of all, I let myself down.
What will I do about it? I'll grow from it.
I'll work twice as hard the remainder of the week. I'll extend my workout to Sunday. I'll remember how I feel right now the next time I think about giving in to "THE EXCUSE."
Will it happen again? Yes. I'm certain of it.
But each time it does, I'll grow a little more. It'll occur less and less. One day, THE EXCUSE will bury itself deep within me, only to make appearances during appropriate moments, like an emergency or a sickness. Eventually, I will be immune to THE EXCUSE.
I'm not there yet. But I'm closer than I was 2 years ago. I have that to feel proud of. And I have much to look forward to. Like a completely excuse-free kick@ss workout this afternoon!
What's on your agenda for today? Will you track a workout or make an excuse?