Sunday, October 06, 2013

What's your excuse?

Once again things have been quiet on the blogging front, I've just been plain old tired.

Let me start with something fun.

Today after church I popped into the Bay and found this:

I love the Winter Olympic mittens, they are by far the warmest mittens I've ever owned and I've had a pair of these since they came out in 2010 for the Vancouver Games.This is the first time I've seen the convertible version. Buried behind that is a hoody that says Canada 1867 and it was on sale. The big Canada is the scarf, hey winter is coming.

I had to go to Fort McMurray this week for a meeting. At the last minute I opted to fly out the night before to avoid the being up at 3:30am and not seeing home till 9pm. These offsites are always a foodapalooza as one is sitting in a ball room for 8 hours, then there's a social and the 2hr wait to board the plane home which is typically another venue for another drink and appetizers. On the company flight they now give out snack packs which is a cheese tray. There's two little pieces of cheese, grapes, cut up apples pieces and trail mix (almonds, dried cranberries and chocolate). I was impressed and way better than my normal go to which is chips and tomato juice. However by the time I landed I had breakfast, morning snack, lunch, afternoon snack, social drink & appies, then preflight drink and more appies. Yeah not a great day as the only activity was walking out to the cab and up the steps of the plane.

However I stepped on the scale when I got home and saw a weight staring back that scared me. It was .4 higher then when I rejoined meetings the last time around, now mind you it was a big food day but it also nailed home my complacency. Boy have I been complacent and it had me thinking about re-joining meetings. Then I remembered the whole reason I opted to try online was because I wasn't responding to meetings. My 6 month trial of online ends mid January, so the other part of me does not want to go out without a fight. I will continue with online.

I've dusted off Wayne Dyer's Excuses Begone, I'm reading it slowly and letting it sink in. I am my own worst enemy and the habits I've collected over a lifetime are not getting me to where I need to be. I need undo my programming. I know the thing that holds me back the worst is lack of faith in myself and not stopping to think about what I'm doing or tracking it beforehand to see what it will result in.

101 days to the Tinkerbell 10K and Half, it's not like I don't have inspiration.


1 comment:

Patty said...

I love the mittens!

I'm right there with you. I wrote a similar post just now. I've been distracted with everything except with eating right and working out. Lets try and refocus together this week. Maybe check in on each other on Twitter a couple of times this week? We have plenty of time to make a change this year. Have a great week!