Life…doesn’t it sometimes just get in the way of you accomplishing any of your lofty goals?
I’ve found that having one husband, two sons, one cat and a minivan often lead me far away from the neatly written to-do list created the night before.
I guess it should teach us all to plan in pencil and to have a colossal eraser handy!
When I went to bed Tuesday night,
Wednesday’s to-do list was:
Train my awesome Barcroft clients
Figure out what RSS (Really Simple Syndication) really does
Add RSS to this blog
Go to the Spanx store in hopes that they can chisel 3 3/4″ off my waist and not have those inches pop up above my dress line to look like an epic meeting between my leftover love handles and double chin.
Look for Plan B Dress
Present Nutrition Seminar to my cat for practice and proficiency
Pick up old computer charger left at store last week
Bring my friend a thank you card
How My Day Really Unfolded:
5:30 a.m. megahorn blow
Train awesome Barcroft Clients
Help my friend, Marianne Hobart, get out of her house (her house door lock was broken and she was stuck inside. Unbelievable, I know, but you know the usual antics that you have with friends. We call our special antics the Ethel and Loosey show) Added bonus, I was able to hand her the thank you card !
Search Salvation Army, Treasure Trove, Goodwill, Antie Te’s, and Unique Thrift . Added bonus, by helping Marianne, I was already close to three of these shops!
Pick up son #2 from school and take him to and from soccer. Added bonus, I was able to drive to Antie Te’s and Unique Thrift while he practiced.
Pre-dinner client postponed workout. Added bonus, I ate dinner and drove to It’s All Good and FOUND PLAN B DRESS!
Get a manicure to make next week’s manicure more meaningful (I had bloody stumps on the end of my fingers because hang nails had gone rouge on me.) Added bonus, see epilogue below.
Strength Training Workout (who cares that it was at 9:45 p.m.-I did it!) Added bonus, my Bio Whey Nirvana Shake!
At the end of the day, I did feel accomplished. Ultimately, I achieved most of my “to dos” with a few added bonuses…including finding THE DRESS and NOT having to purchase SPANX!
Just because I didn’t move through the day in an expected pattern, I did achieve most of my goals and did the best that I could to have an awesome day. I think there’s a lesson in that:
Most days don’t flow in a straight line. As card carrying members of the human race, we ALL get sidetracked by other priorities, crises and general “life circumstances”. Do the best that you can to achieve your “to dos” by keeping your sight on your overall goal. In other words,
Make Your Goal Your Goal
and don’t stray too far from the most crucial action steps needed to achieve your overall goal.
On the occasional days that you get kerfuffled, reset and re-aim the next day.
Epilogue: You may be asking, why is this post called “My Sour and Sweet Pork Roll?”
Because I often have lots of illogic and chaos mixed in my day, and here’s how the overall day ended…Sour at First and Sweet at Last.
While trying on MANY Plan B dresses, I realized very clearly and very disappointingly that I am NOT a size four or six. Not for the first time in my life, I’ve underestimated my true size. I guess I have become SO exuberant at my game plan, I think that I’m the smallest Russian Doll in the nest and that ain’t so (yet).
The “Perfect Dress” that I found was a size 10. Size 10 would be great, but I’m 5 foot 2 1/2 inches tall, and size 10 seems a little too big for me to be after all of this hard work. Since I’ve seen clients get discouraged and throw in the towel when they found out they weren’t the size they thought they were either, I WON’T let that happen to me. Alas, my actual clothing size Is What It Is…and my pork roll is still a little larger that I’d like. That felt a little sour. But, what story is complete without a sweet ending?
Added bonus to the manicure stint? When I walked in, the owner said, “you’ve lost a lot of weight and look really great”. I’d seen her in the middle of the summer, and her comment made me realize size really doesn’t matter… The reality is that my new way of eating and exercising has given me purpose, has freed me from excess fat and has helped me in all things important to a healthy and content life!