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Busy and not happy with my efforts....

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Was a very busy day today. Don't have many that AREN'T very busy for the last few months. emoticon

I did take some time, when I could, to get a bit of walking, stair climbing in.

I'm hoping to be able to get a bit of SOME kind of exercise in tomorrow. Flying to Colorado in the morning for meetings then flying back tomorrow afternoon. Will be looking for ANY way to do something while there. And I'm hoping that it's not late when I do get home.

All the overtime is certainly helping to pay off bills. But at the same time, I'm not working out as much as used to or as much as I want to. Of course, when you have a change like this, it's hard to get back into a good habit again once the0 busy time passes. Not that it's passed for me...yet.

Days like today, I get so frustrated because I've let it happen again. Any little reason to stop doing what I had been in the habit of doing regularly.
Working overtime shouldn't be an excuse to not workout once I get home. "Things" seem to happen every day, though. If you knew my family, you'd understand.
At the same time, I am capable of telling them that I NEED the time for myself. Even my DH can be told this when he makes a decision to do something that I hadn't planned on doing. I just find the excuse a way to get out of the workout, instead of standing up for myself. I KNOW I can if I tried!

Reading other's blogs about how they are reaching for their goals, shouldn't be a reason to tell myself that my life is WAY different! No it isn't. Not in a big way anyway.
I KNOW there are others out there, even here in Sparks, who are JUST as busy as I am and who do not make the same excuses, but get themselves into gear when they need to.
Opening my eyes and mind to this is the hard part.

I will keep working on it though. Every day brings more, and new, challenges. Every day is more opportunity to NOT let myself get the better of myself (If that makes sense)
Every day is THE PERFECT Day to really make a difference in treating myself the way that I should instead of thinking that I don't deserve love from anyone, even myself.

With the flying tomorrow...we'll be going in the company plane...I will be told where I will need to sit because of my size. It's a smaller plane so they will need to have it level. Guess what...I knew there was going to be a time when I'd be flying again. And I know exactly how I'm going to feel about it. I will be VERY aware of everything that goes on. I will be very self conscience about how I let myself go again. Maybe even not be able to buckle myself into the seat.
At least I'm not flying commercial....yet....this year. Flying commercial, with my size, makes it even worse.

This blog is more for my own benefit, to remind myself daily what I should be doing.
Thanks for reading. Peace and Blessings.
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  • OOLALA53
    Don't know if the thought would help, but I find that if I do 4 minutes-somehow that seems like the smallest unit to "count"- of very vigorous or challenging movements in 30-second intervals, I feel like I've done something. It's not about the calorie burn, just the habit, and will sometimes cascade into better eating and movement later. (But I admit I sometimes don't do the 4 minutes, especially if I've been working on something -with a crisis deadline- in the wee hours when I can't sleep anyway.)

    I don't know your whole story but it certainly sounds like you have a very modern life!

    687 days ago
  • JUDITH316
    Just want you to know you are loved and we all care.....I stand with you and cheer you on your journey! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    710 days ago
    I appreciate your comment on my blog. Sometimes we just don't have time to exercise - it happens and your life seems so busy. We can become overwhelmed with life at times and just collapse exhausted on the couch and not want to get up! Been there many, many times!
    Do you have a fitness tracker...that is one thing that keeps me going everyday! I sync my fitbit flex with SP and SP keeps track for me and gives me extra calories to eat each day, if I need it. I even walk around getting steps in around the house, when I brush me teeth even! Or during commercials! Like Sparkguy says, even 10 min. a day, just squeeze in something. Walk around the airports! That is why I like chair exercise...there is so many good videos on SP and Youtube least I am sitting down! emoticon
    I have never been an exercise fan, but since joining SP I have learned to like it on most days, but when it gets HOT outside, it really gets hard to push myself to get out there. But, i give it my best effort, even it it is a short walk.
    Plus, find something you like to do and relax for at least 30 min. a day...I read that in an AARP article recently. That is when I do my adult coloring book with my colored pencils. It is fun and time just melts away and the stress does go away.
    Never give up! One day at a time...make time for yourself and be good to yourself. Never compare yourself to anyone....we all have our limitations. I know I can never be what some are on here, but am happy that they can be more active and do what they do! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    711 days ago
  • LPORTER2015
    Remember everyone's struggle is different. Just make some personal adjustments and keep it moving. Take one step at a time!
    716 days ago
    HUGS and you've already been told how precious you are, and be sure you take care of YOU. 'Nuff said. And wishing that life slows down a bit for you!

    716 days ago
    716 days ago
    Jules you're only human hun and we've ALL been there- having to juggle the priorities in our lives.
    Never compare yourself with anyone, you have not been in their shoes so don't know their full story or how their journey has impacted on them.
    Just resolve to be the best Jules you can be and keep plugging away. you'll get there!!
    You could fit small exercise sessions in while you're waiting for the plane or when at home during the ads on TV even!!
    It all helps! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    716 days ago
    emoticon Self love. Self love. emoticon

    It took a team alert being called for me and health care professionals rushing to my aid, strapping me to a gurney and running me through the medical clinic to the ER to get my attention. Please don't do that to yourself.

    You are a precious human being worthy of time to rest, time to yourself, time to do what your emoticon desires. Is the stress of the job really worth it? Maybe it is. You know yourself and your life circumstances we do not.

    Know that we care about you and want the best for you. emoticon

    Safe travels.
    716 days ago
  • SUZ_Z_Q
    Like you I frequently make excuses on why I didn't get my workout in. A lot of the times it is because I had to take a phone call or had to run an errand. Now I am trying to hold myself responsible for exercising at the times when I would be making the excuse. For example while you are waiting for your plane maybe you could do some walking or marching in place. Another idea would be squats if you are stuck on the phone or standing in line somewhere.
    As for the plane, don't sweat it. Be confident and know that you are another day closer to reaching your goals and that someday this will be a non issue for you. Stay focused and use the time on the plane to meal plan, journal your thoughts or plan out your exercise goals for the next few days. Use a pencil if need be, but schedule time for you and if necessary turn of phones for less interruptions.
    I wish you luck on all of your journeys!
    716 days ago
    I think we must be twins. I think I should change my name to Easily Derailed. We can't compare ourselves to other Sparkers, but we do need to recognize our excuses and come up with a plan. Safe journey.
    716 days ago
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