Yesterday was a difficult day. I wanted to get so much done. And I actually did do a lot. But I did not complete everything.
My first thoughts are that I didn't have a successful day. I tried to
run - it didn't go well. It hurt. A lot. But even with the pain, I
still pushed through and did 75% of the workout before I really started
to question myself. Am I listening to my body? Should I be pushing
through this pain? I tried, but the pain never went away, so I stopped.
I got about 80% of the rest of the things on my list done, but again,
not all. Realistically, I set the bar pretty high yesterday, so I'm not
too upset about this
Despite my first thoughts of counting yesterday out as not a success, I
realized something. Compared to the day before, I put in 200%. I
accomplished much more.
Isn't that what this is all about? Progress, not perfection?
So it's time I stop "should"-ing on myself. It's time to realize I AM
doing something. It may not be perfect, but as long as I did better
than yesterday, it's progress.
at least 8 glasses of water
as much as I don't want to, I need to get out there and run again today.
Track every bite of food, and be aware of nutrition vs empty calories.
All I want to do is sink into the couch again. I know why I didn't do
very well on yesterdays run. I am working to rectify that.
But it's still so hard to get my shoes on and get out there.
I have a break from work - I don't need to be back at it until 3pm
today. Okay, maybe I should get back around 2:30, but no big deal. I
can push things off if I need the time.
What I shouldn't be pushing off is getting my shoes on and running.
I've already got in 6 glasses of water, and have started on the next 6.
So water is good. Food has been okay for a while now. My calories are
low, despite having some "fun sized" chocolate in the house. I don't
believe in all-or-nothing, so I'm not judging the fact I am eating some
chocolate. Moderation is preventing a binge.
All that is left to count today as a success is a run.
So what's my excuse? Am I going to let my excuses be bigger than my dreams?
Okay, I agree. This sounds feeble. But I'm accepting it as today's reality.
I just found my mp3 player. It's not the one I was using before, but a
new one I purchased this summer. It took me an hour to find it, and
upload my running trainer to it.
My afternoon time is now gone.
I have other "excuses" too. But I'm going to accept that today I'm not running.
*sigh* And I wonder why I can't seem to make any progress.....