Sometimes life just happens. This weekend was our accepted student day at work, which meant I was on the job from 9ish to 2ish Saturday. This is a day when my staff and I meet with families one on one for however long it takes. I have to smile and nod and remember that while I have been doing this for 22 years, this is probably the first time this family has had to think about a child going to college. It is the first time they have had to contemplate spending anywhere from a few thousand to $42000 a year for a child to go to college. So I need to smile and nod and be present for them.
I am what I like to call a situational extrovert. I CAN talk to people I don’t know, entertain a crowd if necessary with witty banter interspersed into dry financial aid information. But it is not my favorite thing to do. Do that for several hours straight and I am one done, stick a fork in me mama.
Which is all to say I did not work out yesterday. Then Cooper needed a hair cut today, we needed to go to Costco, and I didn’t work out today. Friday was planned as a not working out day.
Sometimes that is just how it goes. Life happens and suddenly you have not worked out for three days. A few days ago I weighed myself and I had lost 3lbs since I began tracking all of this stuff in my phone, and 6lbs since January. I want to lose 20lbs. My phone says I can do that by June if I keep on doing what I am doing, so I need to stay on track by eating well and exercising. But I am not going to beat myself up over not working out a few days in a row when I have other obligations going on. That would be counter productive. I need to stay positive to make progress. Tomorrow I have the day off, so there will be an extra long work out session. But for now I am not weighing myself again for fear I have regained those 3 lbs!