It was ROUGH.
We spent Liv’s 3rd birthday, Christmas, all of winter break and then another week with someone sick and spiking a high fever around 104 - 105 degrees.
Add to that stress the fact that children’s Tylenol and Ibuprofen is virtually impossible to come by, and voila…. You have me- a mom who averaged between 4 - 6 hours of sleep per night for 3 weeks.
Like I said- rough.
Why am I sharing? Well, one reason is to use my own experience as an example of how things can go awry and off plan… and how mindset is the most important thing to maintain throughout.
I had every reasonable excuse in the world to give up on my exercise or my new year’s promise to myself (10 minutes of mobility daily, no excuses) but I knew that wouldn’t do me any good.
Sure, I had to forego a full workout some days, and I basically did the absolute bare minimum for my work over those few weeks, but I didn’t totally throw in the towel.
I got my 10 minutes of mobility daily. And thanks to the support of my wife, I got in some great workouts in our basement gym.
And on the 1st day that both kids are back at school and I was back in my regular routine, I was ready to resume my full schedule.
I did not let 3 weeks of being “off” schedule throw my entire routine or set of healthy habits away for good.
If you’re getting started with some new healthy habits this year and you run into a snafu…. Don’t let it sideline your efforts.
You might have to take a detour or change things up a bit… but the important part is to keep going and do something.
And when the hiccup is over, get right back to it.
When you’re making lifestyle changes, you’re playing the long game. Stuff will come up. Your attention will need to be elsewhere in large parts. You’ll need to pivot and change it up.
Accept that as part of the journey.
And if you need help or support, just holler… we are here to help!
- Coach Michelle