I have been bad this week. Truth be told, it has been a really emotional week for me and I just haven’t “felt like it.” You know what I mean?
These kinds of things happen. Working out would have made it feel better, but it also happens to be one of those super busy weeks where you get to work an hour early and stay an hour late, and then when you get home, you have extra work to do.
I also got in non-trouble this week at work. An email went out and it was not well received. My manager, his manager, and then her manager all had to sit down with me and just let me know it wasn’t the best email to send. Although they were cool about it, it was upsetting. I hate crying at work, but it happened – both on the day my manager gave me a heads up, and in the meeting with the three managers.
Towards the end of yesterday, things were really looking up. The only reason I didn’t go to the gym was because it was the once monthly office happy hour that I myself plan. By the time it’s over, I’m tipsy, it’s dusk, and working out sounds like a bad idea. I think the occasional day or two off from working out is fine, it’s just that there has been a lot of them this week.
Also contributing to my stress is my dad’s upcoming knee replacement surgery. He reads this blog and doesn’t want me sharing all his business, so I’ll just leave it at that I am heading down to my hometown though, to help out post-op. Still, I have an inkling feeling that the stress of earlier this week and the stress of the upcoming surgery have me pretty tightly wound.
BUT, I’m working out tonight! Oh yes! Just a couple more weeks left on my CG Arena free membership and then I’ll be heading to Gold’s more permanently. I’m really looking forward to it.
Also exciting me this week (it really is the little things…) is my quest for a gym bag. Yes, this is exciting. My Crate & Barrel tote bag gets the job done, but it’s not particularly sporty, nor does it fit in a teeny gym locker. Plus it serves a whole lot of purposes and so a gym bag is required. BUT, I’m implementing a little plan before I make this happen:
My friend Tracy gave me this idea: get a jar and some pretty marbles. Every time you do something healthy, add a marble to the jar. When the jar is full, you get your reward. For me, I plan to add a marble every time I eat a home-prepared meal (e.g., cereal for breakfast, leftovers for lunch, etc.). It only counts if it is a healthy, planned meal (no, popcorn does NOT count as a meal, even though it’s home prepared).
I’m looking forward to sharing the pictures. Wish me luck