Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Rolling with the punches

You know how you wake up and have your day planned out in your head? And then as the day progresses you get further and further away from your vision and suddenly have to regroup and figure out what to do next?  That was my day today.

My husband and I recently opened up a business. He still works full time at another job, and I stay home with the kids while we have an employee run our store. I do work for the business on the side and we had kind of a big exciting meeting today. I knew I had this meeting, and I also knew that a good friend from college was coming over for dessert tonight. So I had my day planned to get groceries, clean the house, prepare for the meeting, have the meeting, workout and have fun. The first part of the day went fine, but after the meeting (when I had planned on cleaning) some things came up and I had to go to our store. I ended up getting home right when I was supposed to go to the gym, and still had a fair amount of cleaning up to do.

A few weeks ago, I would have totally just skipped the gym. "I worked out a lot yesterday," I would have rationalized. Or, "There's no way I can fit in exercise today, I'll just skip it."  But today I stayed strong, I hustled through my cleaning, I rolled with the punches that today threw and got to the gym.  I didn't workout as long as I had planned, but I worked hard and felt good afterwards.

We had a fun visit with our friend and I was glad I made the choices I did.  All in all a great day!

1715 calories

Exercise: Treadmill (39 minutes, 2.45 miles, 371 calories, not sure on the other stats because I had to go to the bathroom in the middle so I got two the way, I cannot go to the bathroom and wash my hands in 60 seconds. In case you are wondering. The darn treadmill turned off and I had to start over).


  1. Woo Hoo Great Job Stephanie!!!!!


  2. Way to stay strong! Congrats on your store and your meeting -I hope both are going well. You've got a lot on your plate -losing weight, being a mom, AND a small business owner? WTG! :o)