When Life Gets In The Way
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
When things don't go quite to plan it really throws me out. Yet another challenge I will have to overcome and plan for.
Gee, this second phase is throwing me some doozies. As my plan ramps up it seems my challenges are too. Especially with timing. The whole plan of phase 2 is to get my scheduling down pat so phase three is set and ready to go. Like an impatient child I want everything to happen now. But, as I am slowly learning, years of bad habits do not correct themselves overnight or in one or two months.
Today wasn't the best day as my food choices went out the door again. I had appointments with housing developers and traffic that took an hour and a half out of my day. Couldn't really get to bed as normal as I was picking my niece up from the airport at 11pm. Still up and, because of the scrummy pasta and scones with cream and jam, my stomach is upset, lol, duh.
I allowed those excuses to override my sensibility. But really, it was my lack of vigilance and focus that really got in the way. I could easily fall into the trap of finding excuses but I won't let myself off that easy. This time I will recognize my shortcomings and acknowledge where improvements need to be made.
I am thankful that this is all happening to be honest. Otherwise phase three wouldn't even get started. I am really seeing the value of preparation and diligence when it comes to my lifestyle choices. I have been very lazy for so long when it comes to me and that's just not going to be good enough if i want to make a life time change. I cannot, nay, will not rely on my wife for everything. I must be better than this. If anything, I really am feeling the kick up the rear that I deserve for letting myself go for so long.
On a positive note, I am starting to reap the benefits of being fitter and a little bit healthier. I am able to keep up with the little ones longer and pay more attention to them. I have noticed my memory has gotten far better too. Nah, seriously, it's like my brain is starting to switch on again. My relationship with my wife has improved substantially. My stamina in all things has increased tenfold.
Also, I have noticed that my strength gains are booming and I am feeling more agile. I no longer have the lower back pain that was bugging me for years anymore. Big plus. My posture is really good and my core is much stronger and supporting me without effort now. I have recognized a reduction in my anterior pelvic tilt, therefore taking pressure off my lower back and hip flexors.
Loving the way I feel and enjoying the challenge of getting my lifestyle on track. Twill be a while before things are in place but I am trying to work to the plan and allowing each indiscretion take it's course and create a positive learning experience.
"Listen to counsel and accept discipline, in order that you may become wise in your future." Proverbs 19:20
Don't get into the habit of beating yourself up about falling short. Learn from it and create a plan to overcome it. That's what i'm trying to do anyway.
Till next time, kia kaha stay strong always. Much love. God bless.