Ever have a day where everything you planned went out the window? Today was that kind of day. I actually did get up at 5am and spent 45 minutes on the elliptical. Then, I went and picked up my boss and drove up to our training class. But, when we got there, we found out we didn’t need to be there after all. So, I ended up in the office with no lunch and no plan. Fortunately, I was able to find a nice green salad for lunch that fit into my plan perfectly. I just didn’t have my typical snacks. It ended up working out OK, but it put me home later than I had hoped.
As soon as I got home, I changed and put in another 30 minutes on the elliptical. It was hard, because I was already tired, but I did it. And, I was really looking forward to aqua zumba tonight. Then, I got a text from my cousin explaining that the pool was closed because of lightening, and she didn’t know if it would re-open for class. I ate the dinner my husband put in front of me, packed my bag, crossed my fingers, and got in the car.
When I got to the gym, the pool was still closed, but I managed to catch my cousin before she left. She had finished her workout, but put in another 45 minutes on a recumbent bike, just to keep me company. (Did I mention how sweet and dedicated she is?) By the time we were finished, my legs felt like they were going to fall off. But, at least I got the two hours in. It was nice to chat and catch up on family, and still feel like I was ‘being good’.
I guess the lesson I needed to learn today was to be flexible. Whenever I get really caught up in my plans, it seems that life will throw me a curve ball. But, if I can be flexible, I might just be surprised by something good.