It’s 7:46pm, which means two things:
It’s too late to post on social media.
It’s too late to do the workout I had planned for today.
Monday was a bear, and here we are:
I got a late start.
I had a meeting cancel.
I took care of some personal stuff.
I wallowed in self-doubt for a while.
I procrastinated doing my big task for the day.
I had a meeting go long (in a good way).
I found some laser focus really late in the day.
I didn’t leave the office till 6:45pm.
Sounds kinda like a normal, hectic day in the life of a 30-something professional, right?
Yeah, of course I wanted to get my workout in. I actually love working out, and of course I knew it would feel good, would help me de-stress a little too.
But 5pm came and went, and I was still at the office.
And when I finally got home, I didn’t even consider doing the workout anyway. I grabbed my leftover pizza and ate my dinner.
Am I freaking out about it? No.
Am I feeling guilty for still eating the pizza even though I didn’t do my workout? God, no. It’s pizza, and it’s delicious.
Am I shaming myself for knowing I could do better and why can’t I just stick to the plan? No!
I’ll admit – three years ago, those answers might have been yes. Or at the very least, I would’ve kicked myself for not managing my day better.
Today, I maaayyyy – or still may not – do a 10 minute Peloton core workout while I watch TV – and be totally cool either way.
Today, I will for sure know it is not a sign that I’m a lazy piece of shit that I didn’t work out for one day (even though I’m a trainer!).
Today, I’ll understand not every day looks ideal, and it doesn’t make me a bad person when one ends up all over the place.
Today, I know without a doubt that a lifetime of health and happiness in mind and body is dependent only on my ability to recognize and understand my needs and choose to prioritize them every day, with self-discipline and self-compassion in equal measure.
That last bit is key, and it’s also surprisingly tough to actually practice in real life. But me and my pizza know it’s possible.
I promise. I’ll show ya. Soon. Sign up here and see.
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