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Day 12 - Focus

Sunday, July 14, 2013

I'm just barely gonna finish this post on time to qualify for today, but I have a couple of minutes to spare.

I've been thinking a lot about focus today. How do I stay focused on my goals, and not get sidetracked? How do I focus on healthy choices, when there are so many unhealthy ones? Today was a great day! After I walked two of the three dogs at a new (to me) greenway in town, I took the third one (senior) out for a 15 minute walk. So, for the day, I got 60 minutes of exercise in. I ate exactly as I planned to, and felt great. But, I was mostly able to steer the day in the direction I wanted, so it was actually pretty easy to do that. What about days like I had this week, where work demands overcome my plans? I was able to maintain good nutritional choices because I had planned ahead, but my plans to exercise got completely waylaid. I'm frustrated because part of me is saying, "No excuses - make the time" and the other part of me is saying, "You have commitments at home, too!". I can't simply ignore those commitments. And, I'm not talking about commitments to my favorite television programs. I'm talking about the real deal. Cook dinner, spend time with the DH, pack lunches, get ready for work and sleep! A year ago, maybe even 3 months ago, I would have forgone the sleep. Just get up a little earlier, or stay up a little later. But, sleep is just as critical as the rest of it.

I don't have the answer... yet.
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