I saw a neat quote on facebook…
First we make our habits…then our habits make us.
I think that is such a powerful statement. And it’s the truth. I’m in the process of trying to make a few habits. And I detest when something comes up to hinder me. I have two main issues. First, is sleep. In order for me to get in a good workout, in order for me to do well with my eating in a day, I need good sleep. Since my sleep has improved so has my energy levels, I’ve made real progress in my workouts, I’m ready for bed earlier…all things that are great cyclically. It’s all a big cycle. I need good sleep to have a good day, to have a good workout. That good workout helps my body fight disease and ailments, it helps my attitude, my stress, my sleep. But you can’t have one without the other. You can’t have good days if you don’t have good nights. So after a wonderful week of working out last week, feeling good about myself, feeling slim, hell, even going to bed before 10pm; I am not in that place anymore. I’ll elaborate further in a moment. My second issue is the start of the week. If my initial workout doesn’t get done, it’s really hard for me the rest of the week. Here it is Wednesday and I’m planning on doing a workout in a few minutes. But before I can do that workout I have to put away the kids laundry. And that’s how it’s been for the past couple of days.
Sunday the kids were driving me crazy. I was soo tired and could only fit in a 45 minute nap. I was sooo thankful when the kids finally went to bed that night. I was looking forward to a great Monday with a great workout and a great day at work. I didn’t get either. Instead, Jordan decided to wake up at 5:30am. And NOT go back to sleep. I was soo groggy and not able to get it together. Not even to mention the fact that the hubby woke up and heard him crying and instead of him getting up with Jordan since he has to wake up at 6:00 anyway, he came to wake me up. Lovely. So after I took the kids to daycare, I came home and went to bed. And it went downhill from there. I also had a Big Mac meal from McDonald’s. My first, mind you, in months. So I planned to work out Tuesday. It’s my day off and I normally can get back on track. However, my house needed to be cleaned. Laundry for days. Changing bed sheets, just a lot to do. And no, a workout was never even attempted. So here we are on Wednesday…see a trend forming? Today Jordan woke up at 5:00am and thankfully I was back in bed by 5:30am. But it still screws up my routine. It pushes everything back. I don’t get the kids up and out the door early as usual because I’m trying to catch a few more zzz’s. I like to get the kids out early because then I have more than enough time for my workout. I had a longer workout planned for today but I’m going to try to squeeze in a short one. I’m going to have a clean eating day. And hope to get to bed a little earlier so that my Thursday can start off on a better foot.
It’s just very upsetting when you set goals for yourself and life gets in the way. But I won’t let it deter me. So I had a few off days. It’s not the end of the world. I just have to pick myself back up and keep it moving. I have a Kohl’s gift card and a Foot Locker gift card to help for motivation. Clothes and workout shoes. Plus, regardless of how this week has been so far, I’m still stepping on the scale Saturday morning. So I gotta do the do!