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I Thought About Quitting Today

Posted Aug 2nd, 2016 in Wellness

I Thought About Quitting Today

Well today was just bat shit crazy!

Maybe that's why I'm sitting here at 11:07pm and just getting to this blog.

But in my effort to keep it real,

I must tell you about the day that made me want to quit.

That day was today.

Yesterday was an epic shit storm of a traveling today.

We left to go to the airport at 8am and somehow the blur of delays, sitting on the runway for an HOUR,  traffic, mishaps, crossing the border, and..

Some SLOW RIDE bike program that shut down the streets of Buffalo for 30 minutes made the pick up of our son, Oliver from Nanny's at 10pm.

We didn't crawl into bed until midnight.

What the heck is a slow ride program anyway?

All I saw were people riding on bikes in a parade like fashion.. VERY SLOW!

I'm sure the program is for charity and a good cause or something..

BUT.. SLOW is not a word you want to see when you are trying to get home!

We had an amazing time in Nashville, Tennessee for a work conference, but truly the international travel is the PITS!

I had a client coming at 7:30am this morning for training, a packed schedule, a kid to get to daycare.. and NO FOOD in the house.

I had to try to fit in my workouts, plus work, plus training clients, plus cleaning my disaster of a house after being away, unpacking, tackling the laundry, coaching, and hopping on a team call.

TODAY. I COULD HAVE QUIT.

I just felt destined to fail today.

My coach changed my plan a bit, which is a good thing, as my body is changing, but she informed my that my 30 minute kick butt fitness classes DON'T Count as Cardio.

Hmm.. I already workout with 1 hour of teaching, plus my strength workouts take anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour AND NOW I have to add more CARDIO on top of this.

AND WORK. AND TEACH. AND BE A MOM. AND A WIFE. AND LOOK AFTER A HOUSE. AND GROW A BUSINESS. AND WELL.. SLEEP?

I cried in my workout towel and thought about packing it in.

But then I thought about my son.

And I thought about my challengers.

And how I tell them that things don't have to be perfect, you just have to try.

And that's what I decided that I was going to do.

I already get up at 5:30am to work on my growing businesses and check in with my clients.

 And as you can see, some nights I'm up late.

I KNOW about the importance of sleep.

This isn't always the norm, but some days I really have to sacrifice.

No one said reaching your goals was EASY.

I also thought about the amazing conversations that I had with MANY people today.

I've inspired them, and THEY are what keeps me going.

I get this giddy sense of excitement when a new challenge group is coming up, because I know I'm about to change a lot of lives.

That's the best feeling in the world.

So today, I didn't quit.

I did my conditioning workout and arms workout (had to double up because of travel), went grocery shopping on my lunch break, and called in some help from my husband with the house and meal prep.

Instead of getting in a 30 minute cardio workout at 7pm, after my classes and my own workout, I decided to take Oliver to the park while my husband made dinner.

I haven't seen him in 6 days and I wanted to re-focus on what matters most..

AND that's my family.

I can double up cardio tomorrow.

Bottom line--I didn't quit and I'm trying to lose this perception that I have to be perfect.

I refuse to let perfectionism or overwhelm get the best of me.

Tomorrow will be a better day.

But for today.. it wasn't pretty, but I did the best I could.

I hit all of my macros and did my best with workouts.

Even though it's easier to quit. I won't.

Day 23 of 168.. DONE!

*If you'd like some info about my August 7th Country Heat Online Fitness and Nutrition Program- please email me at lisa@quickfitness.ca*

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