It's funny how the rhythm of life ebbs and flows. Last week I had time to train in at least two disciplines every day of the week. This week, however, between church responsibilities, PTO/school volunteering stuff and kids activities, I have had basically no time. This right here is the reason I will never be an Iron Man (woman...) As important as I think exercise and healthy living is--I also have a life outside of training for triathlons and my family comes first. Maybe if I was one of the many bloggers I read who have a natural talent for sports I would have an easier time balancing it all. I don't think that things are going to be any better next week, either. But that's okay, because we all know I am not in it to win it!!
That's not to say I haven't done any working out this week! In fact, CrossFit left me so sore on Wednesday I literally can't even cross my legs!! I'm not even sure I would be able to run even if I did have the opportunity!
Saturday morning the kids and I are doing our 9/11 Memorial Run, so at least I'll get something in!
I had a great, great conversation about body image/weight with one of my bestest friends today. She was so worried that she offended me when she told me that maybe it is time to just accept myself for who I am. I am not at all offended! I have been thinking the same thing...but it is so much easier said than done. I'll keep working on it! I'm so grateful to have friends that are honest and supportive. She also questioned me about my goals and got me thinking. What are my goals? Weight loss? Triathlons? Just finishing? Getting better? Actually "competing?" Other types of races? Healthy blogging? Healthy baking/cooking for my family? Healthy living? Setting an example for my kids? Helping other people? Being active? Living for a long time? Having fun?! I've got so much going on--and it's hard to do it all and do it all well.
So I'll think about it--focus, hone in on my goals and aspirations and I think that will help dictate my life, schedule, time and crazy balancing act.
Off to ponder. Or sleep. I'm up at the crack of dawn for CrossFit tomorrow.