Friday, December 05, 2008
Well, the third day in and I failed. Boo Hoo!!!! I had two productive days (in general) in a row and then my body distracted my brain. At two in the morning (yes, a time I should have been in bed), I remembered that I hadn't exercised. I considered doing a set of sit ups but decided against it. It was two in the morning! I was afraid any exercise would cause me to stay awake even longer AND it was already the next day anyway.
However, whether it redeems my failure or not, I did go for about a three mile walk the next day, Thursday. Something I felt later on that day, I can tell you. Still, it felt better to go on the walk and feel a little bit wiped out than it did to NOT exercise. I have plans to go for another walk with the same person next week. We would schedule more but with Marley's class play next week, it will be tough to coordinate our schedules.
I also have to confess that today is not looking so good. I have a splitting headache (not a migraine) which I might be able to contribute to a complete Mary-LUE malfunction today. I had two separate conference calls today to deal with issues surrounding my father's trust and estate. It is mind-boggling to say the least. Have I mentioned the importance of having ALL your affairs in order when you die? Trust me. It is very important if you own anything of value. Probate, estate taxes, CPAs, trustees, lawyers, appraisals--it goes on and on.
After the first call, I came home and just kept myself from having a cry-fest. After the second phone call, I had to struggle to keep from banging my head against the wall. In the long run, the calls were more productive than not (fingers crossed), but it is exhausting for a non-detail oriented, conflict-avoidant person.
Anyway... that sob story is just to say that I pretty much retreated to my bedroom after that and pulled the covers over my head. Now, it is 8:33 p.m. and I am not feeling very motivated. I am anti-motivated--um, unmotivated?--to get my bottom up off the couch. I'm hoping that writing this and confessing my previous lapse will help. We did put up the leaning tower of Christmas tree, put out the nutcrackers, and tucked Marley in. Maybe if I relax for a half hour I can manage those sit ups or the stretching tape.
I'll let you know tomorrow if I did.
Update - 10:05 p.m. I actually did 80 sit ups. I'm sure I'll be feeling it tomorrow, but the power of blog accountability worked!