Monday, December 17, 2012

Day One Starts Today

I’ll be the first to admit, the closer we get to the holidays, the more challenging it becomes to “work in” work outs. We had a jammed-packed schedule yesterday and I ended up skipping it entirely -- my first day off in 34 days. I was shooting for 45, but in the end fell short. The good news is I woke up to a brand new day and kicked Monday morning off with a 4-mile run. OK, it’s not 7 or 9 but it’s something.

So … I’m back in the saddle, as they say.

There’s a message in here for all of us, I think.

If you’ve decided to embark on a challenge, a streak or whatever, and a day doesn’t work out exactly as planned, it’s OK. The setback doesn’t take away from what you’ve achieved leading up to it or what you still will achieve going forward.

Failures, missteps, etc. make us stronger. They make us appreciate where we’re heading because oftentimes it’s not easy. Every goal takes commitment, strength and time. So celebrate your wins, learn from your misses and keep moving forward.

By the way, I absolutely took advantage of my "exercise-free" Sunday. We spent the morning/early-afternoon at Sienna’s piano recital, followed by a visit to see Santa, dinner out and then snapping the perfect pose for our Christmas card, which we ordered … finally. Nothing like waiting to the "almost" last-minute.

Here’s a sneak peek of the Walenciak holiday greeting for 2012.



1 comment:

  1. This is a great post. I often feel guilty and a failure if I am not perfect at something. Horrible way to be! I will make sure to read this post as often as needed.