Reasons to not fret about fitness this week:
- It is my birthday week. There will be celebrations!
- Meatball Day at work. MEAT BALL DAY. Seriously.
- My calendar is extremely busy this week with many late nights. (Example: last night I was up late making my special Lebanese Meatballs.) Little sleep = a very grumpy and unhappy LongviewHill. Getting up early to exercise? Not going to happen.
- See #1
I should say – not all my busyness has to do with celebrations of me …or meatballs, there are also Board meetings and finalizing the last of my summer freelance work. The point is this week is packed; and not packed with fitness.
So be it.
In fact, pretty much all of September has felt that way. I’ve felt a little unfocused all month. I’ve exercised, but not as much as I would like. My running has been a bit off and my strength training has been good – but I skipped it a couple times due to my inability to haul my butt out of bed in the morning. I’m doing okay on eating, but portions have gotten a little out of size lately. Nothing bad, nothing to get worked up about, but not where I want to be either.
So, I am writing this week off… mostly. I’m keeping up with what I have been doing. I’ve got my gear in my trunk to go for a run tonight, and I hope to get a couple more in this weekend. I’m going to try and eat well, but I am also not going to stress about it. Hopefully this weekend I can catch up on a little sleep – but not counting on it.
Next week should allow me to refocus a little, but my annual garage sale is next weekend. Every year my best gal friends and I throw a gigantic sale. There is a lot of drinking, laughing and selling of junk. It is awesome …however, it is not great for the waistline or getting a full night’s sleep. Again, it is what it is.
However, despite the fact that the first weekend in October might find me drinking mimosas at 8:00AM while selling off my possessions, I am going to really try to get back on track next month. I’d like to be as active as possible and maybe try something new. It’s a great time for it – after all, it won’t be long before the snow starts flying. I need to get out as much as I can!
Photo credit: La Piazza Pizzeria on flickr