All growth is a leap in the dark, a spontaneous unpremeditated act without the benefit of experience."

— Henry Miller, Author

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Catching up: a day late

Sep 1 was a pretty great day with great accomplishment. I woke up at 6am and hopped out of bed. While I did NOT turn my swag on, I did make my way to the kitchen to pour my morning cup of tea. I turned on my new favorite Music Choice channel ("classic alterrnative") and then my phone rang. It was my little sister with an urgent need of my presence.

While I DID expect this call, I didn't think it would happen so early in the morning, certainly not before I had made it to the gym. I told her I'd get dressed and be on my way. Two terrifying things popped into my head as being potential for SABOTAGE:

1) If I don't get to the gym soon, I probably won't feel like doing it later. Then I'll have to deal with the potential self dialogue of wahy I should go, even though I don't want to. A positive win in this situation is about 50/50.

2) What the hell am I gonna do about food? I hadn't yet prepped my breakfasts for the week, and I didn't have the time to cook.

This was a big deal situation as I have easily just said "forget it" or promised myself that I'd get it done (with no real plan to carry this out). Surprisingly, my situation ended up being quite simple and 100% effective. Remembering that I would end up at my mother's house, I decided to swap my breakfast with my am snack. Surely mom has eggs, veggies, and oatmeal. I shook up and chugged down a protein shake, and grabbed a banana and was out the door. Once I picked up my sis, I found out that I was in luck! My mom had gone grocery shopping the day before. This was great news because now I didn't have to worry about her getting mad at me for eating half a dozen eggs....... She had TWO DOZEN!

The best part of this story comes when I remembered that my mom's building has a gym! Mom saves the day!!! Here I thought things were about to get all out of whack and my day didn't skip a beat. My meals and workout were 100% on Sep 1, and I was SOOOO proud of myself for making sure to get it done. What an excellent way to start the month.

Now I'm sure you're thinking "there are a million other ways you could have stayed on track." For those people *cough* control freaks *cough* that can be totally derailed when things don't go according to my *er THEIR meticulous plan, there usually is no other way. Those that know me well have heard me discuss my list making "issue" we'll call it...... I'd rather make a new list than rearrange an existing one.


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