This is an off week....

Thursday, February 23, 2012

...but I'm okay with it.

$hit happens whether you like it or not. This week has been a bit odd. I've had strange work hours because my students are on break and wanted to see me during my otherwise free morning hours. I had to unexpectedly go to the doctor on Tuesday. Today I had to take my car in to the shop...and it goes on.

One can say that I'm just making excuses for not working out or trying to justify my actions. No, I'm not. i am recognizing that things are not always in my control and I cannot always dwell on what didn't happen and should focus instead on what did happen.

I'm bummed I didn't get to work out any other day but Monday. I'm bummed that I missed yoga both on Monday night and this morning. I love the energy rush I get from the Step and Zumba classes I do on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. And I am crushed that I have to miss yoga tomorrow with my favorite teacher because I am going out of town.

But you know what? So fcking what! Not working out for 3 or 4 days is not going to kill my journey. If I do this all the time, yeah, but taking a break this week becuase life got a little crazy is probably healthy. And to me, this shows that I am moving towards a healthier me. Instead of focusing on every little setback, I am learning how to move forward and realize that is is, in fact, going to be okay. I often run myself ragged by overworking and overextending myself, worrying all the time, and dwelling on what didn't get done or happen. Well, not anymore. It's not worth it.

I am excited though because I bought new xt shoes for my FIT and Step classes since running shoes are not the best for your feet in those classes. I am also going to have a wonderful, relaxing weekend in beautiful Grand Rapids, MI with my boyfriend as we visit some of our favorite places, get a massage, and enjoy the 2012 Michigan Winter Beer Fest. I need a break, and I'm taking one. And when I come back on Sunday, I will be ready to go back to my regimen and kick its a$$!

I am going to conquer this battle once and for all! Sometimes to win the overall battle, you have to surrender a few times too.
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    Yeah, it drives me nuts too. I actually deleted another blog post I had bc some person decided to leave a comment preaching to me about how I might not be ready to do this and blah blah blah blah. It pissed me off. I just wish some people would not preach their advice, especially when it's not asked for.

    But hey, it seems like we're both making positive changes to help deal with the complicated nature of body image. :-) and I can't speak for you, but I feel really good right now. I'm probably the happiest I've been in awhile. And honestly, I think the food I was eating was making me feel like crap!

    Keep in touch!
    2514 days ago
    Thank you for this post! 'Felt great' reading it since I'm feeling the same way quite often. Some weeks nothing goes as planned, and eating / working out routines are totally messed up. It sucks, but if you survive those weeks it hopefully makes you stronger.

    And thank you for the comment on my post, feels good not to be alone. It's amazing we have so much in common! Hate when people (who doesn't understand our problem) starts preaching how to live healthy and tell me what to do, cause I know. More than well. Truly hate it.

    Take care and I'll answer your email soon! :)
    2555 days ago
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