I have not been able to do anything for the last 2 days.
Today I will not work out again and tomorrow looks a little iffy, too. Now, don't get me wrong or think I'm just relaxing for the sake of it because I really want to work out. I do. But unfortunately I tweaked my back and it's sore and hurts when I bend or contort it certain ways so I think rest is in order. I am choosing to be smart and not sacrifice long term goals because I am stubborn and don't want to miss a work out. Longevity is the key, here.
But please don't think I am packing it in for a the next day or two; lounging around aimlessly while I wait for my back to give me the green light to exercise. I was considering what I might write about that might inspire you and I realized that all of us have the occasional monkey wrench thrown into our days; when things happen that we don't anticipate but still have to deal with. And not all of these interruptions are life-shattering events that cripple or devastate us. Sometimes we have minor annoyances like running errands all day or having to take sick children to doctor appointments or tweaking our backs... things that just get in the way.
It's easy to get frustrated and experience an attitude nose-dive that affects the rest of our day. But I'm not going to let that happen. So I sit here alternating heat and cold on my back, watching a preview for the new Walking Dead season (I still miss you Glenn and Abraham), and writing to encourage you. I want you to know that time is wasted only if we allow it to be. I want you to be encouraged and know that I am rooting for you! So don't give up if you find yourself out of commission for a while.
Be proud of your accomplishments and know that this is a marathon and not a sprint.
You got this.
Im a 43 year old Mom taking charge of her health and who's passionate about helping you live your healthiest, happiest life.