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Planning Works

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Yesterday, I posted a blog titled "Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail (@ Least for Me)"! Well, last night I made my lunch with my snacks. Additionally, I picked out my outfit and ironed it. Also, I ended up doing strength training in the morning. Took a shower, had my clothes ready, lunch prepared, laptop bag by the door, and I was on my way out the door on time. So, planning works for me!

Now, don't get me wrong, sometimes plans do not always go according to plan. Then, adjustments have to be made. For example, I had a plan for dinner but I saw a recipe on Sparkpeople that sounded really good. So, I left work a little early to go to Walmart to get the only ingredient I did not have for the recipe along with some other things. However, Walmart was so crowded. I think it was due to it being Valentines' Day tomorrow! Parents were with their kids getting candy and other things for the special occassion. So, I ended up staying in Walmart a lot longer than I anticipated, which made me get home later than usual. With this lateness, I did not end up doing my Cardio workout this evening. But, that's okay, because I have my workout clothes laid out for tomorrow morning to do my intended Cardio workout! Also, ended up back with Plan A's dinner plan, but the new recipe is already printed out and on the counter for tomorrow's dinner.

Now, I'm seeing my plans through as far as my clean eating goes and making adjustments as needed for my workouts. I have been eating clean for 13 days now as well as getting those workouts in! I'm taking my vitamins daily! I'm still working on getting 7-8 hours of sleep (this month has been challenging)! I'm still being a friend to myself by spoiling myself with some "Me Time", because I'm worth the time!

One thing is still needing some work. It's great that I'm working on my body with my workouts. It's great that I'm eating better. It's great that I'm giving my body some proper rest. It's great that I'm extending myself some self-love on occassion. But, this is all futile, if I do not get a handle on my life spiritually. I have to incorporate spirituality into my plan. I have to give my God in heaven time! I have a purpose in life that I need God's guidance and wisdom for. I have family & friends I need to continue to pray for. So, I have to bring my God into this planning equation! He has to be first. I have a couple of devotions I'm reading! My plan is to read one in the morning and the other right before I go to bed. This weekend, I will get caught up with the dates, because they are daily devotions. Like I said weeks ago, I do not want to continue to start something and not finish it! Prayer and devotion are too vital to not have in my life!

So, I have a plan! If things need to be adjusted on the plan, then so be it! I refuse to get stressed out over the plan. I will calm down & deal with it! Here's to planning!
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