All is right in the world today.
For me, part of recovering quickly (after some tears) from things that are hard or sad or just don’t fit with my plans is accepting that some things I can’t change. I’m getting better at that and accepting that even if I make lots of plans things won’t always go according to my wishes.
Also helpful? Making silly faces before working out.
Things that did go according to plan this week:
- completed LiveFit workouts every day
- bumped up weights in certain exercises – stronger all the time!
- brought my bike out and rode it a few times
- only ate out once this week
- ate multiple servings of fruit & veggies each day (mmm, nutrients!)
Not on my plan exactly but other good things from this week:
- Greatist featured my blog in their 60 must-read health and fitness blogs. I’m pretty honored to be on a list with such great company!
- Got some super cool stuff from Polar which I’ll post about later. (*disclosure: I’m a Polar Ambassador*)
- JuJu & Kitty are getting along:
So yeah, things are great really. Active, eating well, hanging out with the hubs, pets are getting along, weather is nice. I really can’t complain and focusing on the positive (and the funny) helped me get over my negative feelings yesterday.
Sometimes when things don’t go according to plan – dinner fails to come together or I miss a workout or a bill wipes out my savings account – and my first reaction is to be and stay upset about it. I come from a family where things get beaten into the ground and if you are mad/upset you stay mad/upset for hours or even days (not my mom, because she is cool). It’s in my nature and my habits from the past to stay upset for a LONG time once I get upset, but that really doesn’t do me or anyone around me any favors. I’m working hard these days to let myself feel my emotions (be upset) when things don’t go according to plan but not wallow in it for longer than I need to. Moving on is important and something I’m getting better at honestly.
How do you react when things don’t go according to your plan?