Sunday, February 05, 2012
Today was a good reminder of how up and down this journey can be. After having a crappy couple of days, today I got up to 40 minutes straight jogging on the treadmill. It was actually pretty easy! I am so proud! It was also good practice. Normally I'm an elliptical junkie, but I do try to change it up and hit the treadmill every once in a while (which is seriously simplified when, like today, someone else is on the elliptical ). Next week, however, I'm heading home and won't have access to a gym for a few weeks so I've been mentally gearing myself up for jogging on the beautiful (but cold) country roads or workout videos in my tiny childhood room. Anyway, after today I feel a heck of a lot more prepared for this coming curve ball.
I also read someone else's blog on SP today talking about how the day is filled with tiny decisions and each of those decisions matter in the overall journey. That really resonated with me. I feel like I give myself too much latitude with the whole 'just this once' or 'one little slip-up' type of decision-making. I convince myself that if I've been good all day, one little bad decision isn't that horrible. I even try to tell myself that I need to be nice to myself and that means allowing these little things. It's all just a bunch of different excuses to let myself slide. And it was a really great reminder of how I should be approaching, and prioritizing, this journey.
Thanks again, SP, for having such great members!