Ugh. Those three letters about sums in up. At least I am here again and it isn’t February 2022….

Yesterday was GREAT! I got over 6,000 steps in. We didn’t walk in the rain but I talked my daughter into letting me play Just Dance with her on her Switch. It was hilarious and fun. We spent time together laughing and I got in over 30 minutes of exercise before I died. I drank water like a champ, I logged my food.

So why UGH?

Today. Today is ugh. I cannot get moving. I have a persistent headache and I just feel ugh. I haven’t had any water yet – other then enough to down some Tylenol. I sure as shit haven’t walked any farther than the bed to the lay-z-boy to the bed and back. But here is the truth. It’s the “ugh.” days that can make us or break us and in the past I always let the “ugh.” days break me (Read here: It’s really the Alien’s fault).

Not today, Uranus. (Read: 5 Strategies to Thwart an Alien Abduction)

This is life.

There are always going to be “ugh.” days to push through. It’s ok if I don’t get my steps in or if I don’t meet my water goal, as long as I don’t throw in the towel completely. I have still continued to reflect on the journey today rather than avoid it. I have even drawn a conclusion about myself and made a decision (more on that to come) that will help me get closer to my goal. Basically the difference is, giving myself some leeway. Tossing out the all or nothing thinking and keep moving forward in the journey even if some days the pace is slower – it’s still better to crawl than sit in the middle of the road. You don’t have to do it all, you just have to do SOMETHING. I can use today to read about something that will help move me closer to my goal, I can chose smaller portion sizes of food, I can visualize, I can be mindful. I can take the time and put my thoughts in my blog. At least it’s something and something is better than nothing.

“If You can’t fly, then run, if you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but what ever you do, you have to keep moving forward.” ~ MLK Jr.

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