Of course I had big plans for the day - I was going to do my yoga, have a good breakfast, get some work done, workout etc. etc.
Things didn't go according to plan and I started to think, 'Great. What a lousy start to the month.'
That's when I paused and thought, 'Actually, this is life. This is how it always goes. I should know this by now. Make the best of it and just move on.'
So I did.
I had tons of work to do. I find writing absolutely exhausting. The stress of trying to get it all right plus sitting at my desk for hours on end is not a good combination. So today I broke it up and every 1 1/2 hours I'd get up, do a small task around the house (e.g. fold the laundry) do 5 minutes of yoga stretching and then get back to my desk. I did this throughout the day.
Taking a break from my work helped me come back to my desk ready to go for another 1 1/2 hours.
After spending 9 hours at my desk, I was more than ready to do a bit of jumping around and work up a sweat.
I knew from early on that I wasn't going to make it to the gym, but I also know that I don't need a gym to get a workout done. There are tons of exercises to do that will make you break out a sweat and you don't even need any equipment!
Walking lunges, jump squats, burpees, push-ups, sit-ups, shadowboxing -- these are just a few exercises that you can do without needing much room or any equipment.
30 minutes of all that (ummm minus the burpees though) plus my Gleason's boxing workout and I was dripping with sweat and feeling totally satisfied.
It just goes to show - if you want to get it done, you will.
There really is no excuse to not exercising each day. Just freaking do it. You'll feel so much better after you're done!!
I ended with 10 minutes of yoga and I was feeling totally zen.
So things didn't go according to my initial plans ... that's life. I think that's the good thing about making eating right and exercising part of my lifestyle. It's always going to be there. Whether I'm eating at home, at a restaurant, or at a friend's house ... whether I'm working out at a gym, at the CrossFit box, or at home ... there's always an opportunity to make healthy choices.
Make eating right and exercise a typical part of your day.
You can't go wrong.