I didn’t do my 2 minute forearm plank, my 1 minute superman or my 20 BOSU push-ups on Tuesday.
It wasn’t because I was too busy, because I’m always too busy. We all have the same 24 hours every day and we all choose to fill them with different things. With that mindset, I have no excuse for not doing any strength training on Tuesday. I walked 4 miles, but that’s not a free pass for the the plank, superman and push-ups I also committed to do every day. Instead, I chose to allow other things to distract me and take priority on Tuesday. At the end of the day, I just flat out didn’t do what I said I would.
You know what else I didn’t do?
I didn’t give up.
Not too long ago, I would have said, “Well, I blew it. I’ll start over next month and try again.” Not anymore.
I got back on the workout wagon within 24 hours. Not “Monday” (the quintessential fitness start day) or “next month” (because I’m behind on this month’s goals). Guilt will NOT defeat me and make me give up by whispering “there’s no point trying, you’ll just blow it again” into my ear. Shaddup, guilt, you have no power over me.
I’ll admit. Tuesday I slacked. No excuses.
But I’m not quitting. When I blow it, I’m NOT waiting to start over “on Monday” or “next month.” I’m starting over at the very moment I come to my senses, no matter what time it is. For me – this time – that was Wednesday evening. I made up my skipped plank, superman and push-ups and let me tell you – those 20 push-ups are hard enough, adding 20 extra make-up push-ups? NO FUN. This is not the first time this month I had to make up skipped push-ups. You’d think the memory of that make-up work would have been enough to motivate me to NOT skip again.
It appears I’m a slow learner.
According to my personal goals for March, I’m behind. I should be at 38.6 miles by the end of yesterday. When I got off the treadmill last night, I was at 34.6. That’s 4 miles behind.
So how am I doing today? I went to yoga this morning and I’m on the treadmill right now. I plan on doing my plank, superman and pushups when I’m done. If I don’t, I will – as soon as I can.
I’ve made a commitment to be a good steward of this body God has blessed me with and I’m not gonna wimp out. at least not today.