Tuesday, September 7, 2010

No Excuses!

I LOVE change. I don't think that I've always been this way, but I truly thrive on new challenges, new adventures, new people, etc.

I think that change is good for us. It causes us to stretch and grow and bend in ways that we never thought that we could. But, that doesn't mean that it's always painless. In fact, almost all change is accompanied by growing pains of some description.

For me, a job change has been just what I needed. I LOVE my new job. It is so fun to support teachers who are now teaching my former students. It is so interesting to see them exist in a different environment. And, it is incredibly educating to watch numerous teachers teach every single day. I've learned so much already!

BUT, I am tired! The beginning of school is always a large undertaking, but this one has been especially tiring because of so much new learning. I feel clueless for 90% of the day, and then I get home late (for me) and work hard to shut my brain off of work.

So, I've talked myself into thinking that it was okay to take some time off of exercising. I thought it would last a week or two. But now, after a month of work, we finally started working out again. We've decided that excuses aren't valid reasons to overlook this important part of our health.

We jumped back in to P90x this evening, and we're already feeling the pain of fresh exercise. But, it sure does feel good to be getting back in the groove.

No excuses!


Rebecca (Craving Simplicity) said...

Your dedication is an encouragement to me!!! I need to STAY motivated! :)

Life and Times . . . said...

I hear you. A week or two off to get back into the swing of things turned into more like six weeks. My problem is I can't work out until I get my (almost) 3 year old settled in for the night so it's usually around 8:30. And then I'm wiped out. I know lot's of good excuses, but I'm not liking the weight I've gained and the tummy flab I'm seeing so . . .