“The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” – Robert Burns
I knew I would not make the boot camp class today because of a presentation I was asked to do for my book at the local library for their open house. Therefore, I planned to work out immediately after work and cook dinner. I was sure to have all ingredients on hand. All of this I would be able to check off my list at the end of the evening. WRONG!
The presentation – postponed. I had to an hour drive in the name of business to deliver a proof immediately after work with a major sinus headache in tow, no time for cooking. The drive I don’t mind, the loss of time is a different story. Did I mention I was asked to pick up an order of Chinese food to deliver with the proof?
Normally, I would have said to myself, “Self, since you don’t have time to cook you might as well get yourself an order of chinese takeout too and since it will be a bit late when you get back you can always workout tomorrow.” Instead I thought, you just have to make another plan.
I called for my sister-in-law to ride shotgun. Then I called Lee’s to make sure they still sold oven roasted chicken and green beans, some man who spoke entirely too fast assured me they did. So, I changed into my workout clothes. Got my food first and ate it while my sister-in-law drove. I didn’t want to smell chinese food while I was hungry, not a good idea. We made the chinese pickup, hit the road and planned to stop at my stand by gym on the way back. I didn’t make it to the gym but I didn’t beat myself up about it either. I’m just continuing the journey even if the road changes a little here and there, I won’t quit.
The change in plan wasn’t so hard. The change in mindset when dealing with old habits can present itself as difficult. I tell people all the time, your circumstances are irrelevant to your goal. I found myself having to live up to my words.