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Thank y’all for the birthday wishes – it was a fantastic weekend!
Friday evening I had all intentions of going to the gym post happy hour to get in a BFL lower body workout (gym doors were jammed shut in the AM – so I went for a 6 mile run instead). Those intentions were quickly lost as I was playing catch up with folks I hadn’t seen in a while and the Rangers started winning big. In Dallas, it’s a big deal the Rangers have made it this far, and I’m sure Jerry Jones is jealous that his supposed superbowl football team is rapidly losing attention with their less than stellar performance as the underdog baseball team has made it to the world series.
Saturday was filled with errands and cleaning – remember mention of that to-do list last week? Well, while really scratching up that list, time was lost before guests had arrived for the birthday dinner. We drove out to Ft. Worth to chow at Joe T Garcia’s and afterwards ventured over to Sundance Square to find a sports bar to watch OU lose (sigh). None the less, we had a great time.
I had a late start Sunday and after all the running around on Saturday my plans were to sit down and watch a movie, then meet J to workout. Well J called me – we threw out our plans to work out to meet his Aunt, Uncle, and best friend from Tulsa who was in town for dinner and to pick up piece of furniture. That piece of furniture ended up monopolizing our evening trying to figure out how to either get it to the second floor of J’s townhome or to get it out of the stairwell – it was more of a logistical challenge than anticipated. The boys sure got their workout in…I did my best to stay out of the way.
Should I regret not making it to the gym – no – but should I hold myself accountable for at least those BFL/HIIT sessions I fell short of this week – yes. I made a commitment to myself to fulfill my 12 week challenge, I may not always be able to get in all three HIIT sessions or three training sessions per week, but I make sure to pick up the missed workouts when I can, and document progress accordingly.
I am that committed and dedicated to my goals. I don’t give 100%, not even 110% – it’s at least 150%. I fight for my goals to be accomplished. If I can conquer such small feats, if I can start by pocketing small aspirations – I will have the confidence and skill to deal with greater hardship and more enduring challenges to come.
Rest is a great gift, and I won’t let working out get in the way of living – however I am ready to get back to work in the gym and make the most of this Monday.
What are your goals? Are you on track to tackle them – or have you fallen wayside? How do you plan on holding yourself accountable?