In my previous post, I talked about increasing my exercise to 4-4.5 hours a week. Sounds great, right? And perhaps if I were retired, it might be possible.
How I thought I could train twice a week, walk two days (minimum) a week, and fill out the missing hours with one or more of three yoga classes is beyond me.
Last week my trainer was away. I did walk three mornings, but I did not make any of the yoga classes. My walking was off the charts, but the classes fell victim to the work I was actually doing on the streamlined version of the www.anniesearle.com website. And the reading and preliminary writing I was doing on a presentation that is due a the end of this week.... other parts of my regular workday...overseeing contractors finishing up work on the house....and planning for my husband's birthday dinner last Friday evening.
So while I think it's good to post my intentions as a way of holding myself accountable, I will always fall short of big goals when I set them. And that's okay. I'll keep trying.
This week, in addition to work deadlines, I'm getting the house ready for a large party on Saturday evening. I trained yesterday, and walked this morning, but missed my favorite yoga class last night. I'll shoot for restorative yoga tomorrow morning, but I recognize that I am doing the best I can at an especially busy time.
Listening this morning to Springsteen ("This Train" and "Land of Hope and Dreams") and a variety of brass pieces by Canadian Brass ("Red White & Blue" album) convinced me I'm in the right place.