I find comfort in routine and predictability. And while I enjoy those times when things get crazy and hectic, those are the times when I fall back into my old habits of eating poorly, not exercising, and not getting enough sleep.
And that's what happened the past few weeks.
Life got in the way, as the saying goes.
We brought in another staff member from a different office to help out. And the concept was solid, but flawed in application when she asked me how to show her how to use the scanner. D'oh!
In addition, we had a huge conference going on locally that I had been asked to attend. I was super stoked about it because it would be a great networking opportunity, not only outside of the company, but within the company as well. And then we found out that my former boss, who was planning on attending, had an accident where his house burned down. No one in his family was home at the time, so they were all safe, but they lost everything. So now, I was going to pick up extra time at the conference to help cover his absence. I didn't mind, and really enjoyed it, but it was one more thing to worry about.
Plus, they still haven't finished training my replacement for my old job, so I was still doing work for my old office. So much working... Something close to 70 hours that week...
Ok, you're sick of hearing excuses, I know.
I'm sick of them, too.
So I started today. I scheduled myself for yoga for the rest of the week. I went running right after work. I bought some healthier foods to keep on hand for when I get busy. I found a few new local running groups to try.
And I signed up for two races in the next two weeks.
Ok, that last one MAY be pushing it a bit...
But I did make the smart choice and only signed up for the 6k this weekend. Next weekend is a 6-miler. That gives me two weeks to be back to being able to run 6 miles. Not fast, mind you. But be able to run them.
Because I have always found that I do my best at staying on track when I have a goal, an endpoint in mind. When was I the most consistent at weight training? In the months leading up to Tough Mudder. When was I the best at keeping a consistent running schedule? This summer while I trained for Ragnar. So now, I've got goals set for the next two weeks. And hopefully, after those two weeks, those good habits I need in my life will have a pretty solid foundation.
Plus, I certainly can't complain about the weather! It was in the mid-50's today.
IT'S DECEMBER! AND IN THE 50'S!
Ok, as a Michigan girl who has run in blizzards and blinding snow and knows all too well the advantage of "heated sidewalks" for running, I'm pretty pumped about this. :)
So here's to good habits. Healthy(Healthier?) eating. More consistent running. Weight lifting. And overall, a better me.
A happier, healthier, stronger me. And how could I not want that?!?!
Until next time my friends!