Day 1 was suppose to be AM cardio and PM weights workout. However neither one of those plans were accomplished. Sunday night I had issues sleeping and only got 2 hours worth of sleep. That night I was not feeling well, still tired and worked 10 hours, so I just told myself to take the night off and not stress over not getting any kind of workout in.
In the past this would have sent me spiraling. I would have felt out of control, I would have been mad at myself for failing. I would have thrown my hands up in the air and subconsciously would have allowed myself to walk away from the plan for another week. But instead I reminded myself Rome was not built in a day. Adversity comes to us at all times and from every direction and the best thing I could do is accomplish what I could and stay the course.
This morning, again, am cardio session was planned and yet again I failed to achieve it. But once again I was not mad at myself nor did I beat myself up. I simply went right into my meal plan and got on course with that. I intend to get to the gym tonight, and I am looking forward to it, but I know that I can only do what I can do. If something comes up, just like everything else, I will deal with it and adjust.
As you begin to enter into your goals and taking the steps to make your changes just remember to be kind to yourself. Do not set your, or allow anyone to set your, expectations too high. Make a plan and take the necessary small steps to help you achieve your plan. You do not have to be instant body builder material or gym rat to start out and you don't have to do things 100% perfectly.
So many times I have seen many people fail because they put way too many demands on themselves. Consequently when they have an off day they throw in the towel. Don't sabotage your goals and don't sabotage yourself.. you have nothing to prove to anyone but yourself.
Have a healthy day!