Okay - so let's deal with a few things right off the bat from the last few days.
1) Meals: I've honestly just forgotten to blog them, with the confusion in the office, etc. But here's today's plan (note: I've already eaten breakfast)
B: 1 bowl Shredded Wheat, 1 bagel (cinnamon raisin)
L: 1 Lean Cuisine Chicken Panini, 1 apple, 1 Yoplait Light n' Creamy 100 cal yogurt
S: 1 100 calorie Kudos bar
D: either lean porkchop/rice casserole and veggies OR marinated chicken breast with corn and veggies
Likely I won't have dessert tonight as it's my later night at work...
2) The lack of a 60 minute workout this last weekend: All I can do is try again this weekend. 45 minutes felt great, except for a small blister that was forming. I need new shoes, I think. But 45 is the longest I've gone so far. This weekend I'm going to try for 60!
3) Am I spreading myself too thin? Yes, at times, but I'm actively working on it. I actually came to realise this myself last night. And I'm now actively looking for places in my daily life where I can save some time here and there, and have more quality time to spend with Amber, and on my goals. A few commitments is fine, but my primary commitment is to myself and my family.
Don't worry - I'm not even considering leaving AATM. What I am considering is perhaps not teaching Sunday School this Spring (I'm teaching this Fall), and taking a half-year off. Or perhaps not going to poker every weekend. And a variety of other little changes I can make to make more time for me and for us.
But - the theme today is that I'm a strong person. I have inner strength and am willing to transfer that to the outside to stay strong.
I had a great run this morning - and I'm pushing hard for December! I think the vacation will be a welcome change. I vow here and now not to run myself or my wife ragged at MouseFest. We're taking 9 days for a reason. So we can take our own pace and enjoy each other and the parks.
So you have my permission if you see me getting out of line to smack me upside the head! :)
MAIN STREET AWAITS!