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Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Day one of my challenge was almost undone. Sometimes the time thing really IS an excuse, but still, only if you let it...

I thought I'd save some time by stopping for a few groceries on my lunch break. I stashed the cold items in my fridge at work, and in my rush to get out the door I left them in the fridge. Of course I needed those ingredients for that evening... so I rushed home, stopping to pick up dinner for my hubby to take to work, and barely made it home in time to meet my father-in-law (he was stashing some large christmas gifts in our garage). I had to wake my hubby up to help move the gifts, then I got him off to work, had to go get dog food that I had put off getting until it was down to the bottom, then went to walmart, again, for the ingredients I already had... at work...

Back at home I mixed, baked, filled, iced, and packaged 48 cupcakes (dark chocolate with choc mint ganache filling, topped with mint buttercream and choc mint candy pieces), and didn't finish up until almost 9pm. I was tired and my feet were beginning to hurt, and I sat down on the couch for "just a minute"... I almost got sucked into web surfing and watching a TV show (it was a new episode!), but I made the choice to put in my workout DVD instead. I realized I didn't want to "fail" on day one of the challenge!

That's right, even though it was getting late and I was tired and a new show was on, I did what was best for me and my health. It was nice to be able to post that my workout commitment was complete, day one, CHECK!

Tonight will be another challenge. I got to bed later than I should, I've been tired all day already, and I have a tension headache that won't let up. Luckily I don't have anything to do tonight other than make dinner, work out, and spend time with my hubby. Still, the desire to take the night "off" sounds so tempting...
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  • no profile photo DEL-AND-COMPANY
    Great prioritizing! Some days it is so easy to blow off making an effort. But if we just start it never turns out to be a bad decision.

    Keep up the good work.
    2267 days ago
    Good job! Small steps...I know with my morning workout....I'd much rather sleep in that extra 30mins...BUT I feel SO good when I get up and jump on that elliptical
    2268 days ago
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