…and it felt good.
Last week, I found out that I was selected for a promotion at work, which would normally be super exciting; however, it means that my mentor is retiring. I have been in this weird, numb, flat emotional state as I try to process this information and wrap my head around what the next year is going to bring. There are a lot of feelings wrapped up in this that I will probably process more on my blog as time goes on (and more people know what is going to happen).
Anyway, I have felt very lost and overwhelmed. When I feel this way, I know that I need structure. So, this weekend, I got my shit together. Here are the things I know I need:
- An organized, prepared, meal plan so I can eat successfully throughout the week.
- A routine exercise plan, so I am exercising every day.
- Time to do my extra continuing education credits I need
- Time to hang out with my family
- Time for myself (to read/blog/be)
Keeping all of this in mind….here is what I am going to do…
- Wake up at 5am in order to work out at 5:30am
- Create a meal plan/shop on Friday or Saturday (depending on what is going on that week) and prepare my meals on Sunday for the week.
- Block out 8pm-9pm to do my continuing education credits. This gives me time when I get home to eat and unwind with my family.
- From 9pm-10pm is ME time. This is when I will read or blog (or whatever)
- Go to bed at 10pm.
I even told my spouse about the plan so I have an accountability partner. I had the plan in place, I was all excited to go, and (of course, like always) I didn’t wake up at 5 and chose to sleep in. Now, I know you are wondering why the name of this post is “I Finally Exercised.” Well, because I was not going to let my poor decision stop me from achieving my goals. So, I worked out this evening. That’s right…day 1 of Jillian’s Body Revolution DOWN. I have also prepared breakfast smoothies and made my lunch for tomorrow.
While I didn’t get my continuing education class started like I wanted, I feel accomplished. I’m hoping to take this feeling into tomorrow and start fresh.
It takes 30 days to develop a habit. Here’s to a day (finally) down.