a long way to go…

a long way to go…

It’s week two of the new year.  Let’s review the events of the first few days.

  •  Returned to work on the 2nd.  Skipped workout.  Attempted to regain control of calendar.  Resulted in reschedule after reschedule after reschedule of multiple meetings.  Still not enough open space for actual work on calendar.
  • Baked a pie the same evening.  Admired it for a few hours instead of sleeping.  Ate a big slice in the middle of the night.  Fell into a sugary sleep and barely heard alarm going off the next morning.
  • The 3rd came.  Skipped workout again.  Performed amazing feat by reviving office plants in 24 hours after 14 days of neglect.
  • Stayed too late at work on the 4th. Calendar still out of control.  Nearly ran from the building to the train in the cold and dark night.
  • Slept late.  What workout?  Had headache.  Slept some more.  Then, spent the remainder of the day, evening, and part of the night unpacking mother-in-laws belongings.  Collapsed into bed.  Happy to close my eyes on the 5th.
  • Sunday came.  It was a repeat of the day before except it ended with obsessing over Monday.
  • Miraculously, ran for 30 minutes Monday morning before work.  Maintained optimal heart rate.  Arrived at work on time.  Energized.  Full of self.  Led first meeting with peers.  Covered all topics in record time with 10 minutes to spare, but missed lunch.  Felt ill.  Left work late again.  Went to bed early with headache and veggie chicken still digesting.
  • Skipped workout again today.  Dragged body from bed to bath to closet to desk then kitchen.  Headache returned.  Four documents later, ate breakfast and had a coffee.  Headache still there.  Took meds.  Tackled mandatory cleanup of thousands of archived emails.  Worked two hours longer than usual.  Email still not within required limits and calendar still insane.  Skipped yoga.  Had smoothie for dinner.  Craving popcorn.
  • 30 minutes until bedtime.  Need to improve attitude before morning.

I have a long way to go to meet my 2013 goals.


2 thoughts on “a long way to go…

  1. remember Rome was not built in a day…. and two weeks off during the holidays with inlaws moving from out of town and the festivities and such, takes a while to re-adjust from. Take some time to look at the things that you have done to work on getting back to normal, and praise yourself for that. Baking a pie? Now if that does not seem like part of your normal routine, what is…… LOL one day at a time, one hurdle at at time. You will suceed!

    1. Great advice. You’re right. One day at a time. This week is a little better but still…Its already almost 9pm and I’ve hardly done anything since I got home. The days are already flying by.

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