Some days, I feel like a stoplight - go, STOP, go, STOP. For all I preach about planning, being prepared, overcoming obstacles, let's be honest - sometimes life just flat gets in the way. Unless you have the ability to focus primarily on your health and fitness, it can be difficult to stay on track every single day.
Case in point - we moved to CO. My husband travels almost 100% of the time so unpacking fell to me, with a wildass 3 yr old who just really wanted to be entertained. My parents came to visit three weeks after the movers delivered our stuff. We used that as a goal to have the majority of settling in done. And, surprisingly, we did it. Unpacked, decor up, yard re-landscaped, random repairs and upgrades done.
I didn't worry too much about working out as I was killing myself 18 hours a day - up and down three flights of stairs with heavy stuff, digging up landscaping, etc.
Then our second month here hit. We had visitors almost every single week. Which meant entertaining, not sticking to a lean, mean diet. Sigh....
I started to get back on track at the end of the month. Then I broke my toe. I didn't think it would have an impact but OMG. I could barely walk. That was 6 weeks of not much activity. And eating like crap because I was distracted.
Fourth month here - YEA! Toe healed, back on track. For two weeks. Then more visitors and my son stabbed me in the eye, rendering me one-eyed for about a week. Did you know they have bandage contacts now? Yeah, me neither. Kinda hard to run when you can't see and your eye is KILLING you.
So here we are in November. And damn it all, I am desperate to get back to a routine! I food prepped last night, have a workout schedule made. No visitors, fingers crossed no random injuries.
My goal? My snowboard pants. They were snug when I bought them and that was 6 years and 15 pounds ago. I haven't even tried them on because I think I might cry.
So, moral of the story - don't give up. If you have a bad hour, make the next one better. A bad day? Make tomorrow better. Don't let one slip up sideline you permanently.