Friday, July 20, 2012

Balance in all things...

Balance! It's not just about balancing perfectly in a Warrior 3 pose (which, by the way, is one of the toughest yoga poses for me...)
"ARGH" just about sums up this week. I've had several early morning meetings and presentations that I wasn't expecting (so I didn't plan them into my workout schedule). Between extra projects and evening events my nights have been full. I was up until 1 AM working on a project--making a morning run impossible if I wanted to get more than 5 hours of sleep (and it's borderline irresponsible for me to do any work running on only 5 hours of sleep). Tonight my boyfriend and I are having dinner with friends then seeing a comedy show.

It's been very difficult to find time to work out, and it's looking like I'll only work out three times this week. Although I always schedule 7 work outs or runs, my goal is to complete 6 each week. 50% seems terrible to me! But...

I have to remember that one week won't ruin all the progress I've made in the past year. I can do 25 push ups in a row when I couldn't even do one last August! I can run 5 miles when running 1 mile seemed impossible less than a year ago! Those things won't go away just because of one bad week.

I have to remember that healthy living is about balance in all things. Sometimes that balance tips in favor of work or social events. As long as I rededicate myself to my fitness goals this weekend, one hectic work week where exercise barely happens will not be the end of the world!

How do you balance negative and/or perfectionist thoughts with having a balanced lifestyle?

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