The best way for me to get consistent is to set my alarm for 5 AM and get out the door before work. Putting my workouts off until the evening often proves to be a disaster. On the front-end of getting up at 5, is getting to sleep by 9 or 9:30. If I get less than 7 ½ hours of sleep, I get cranky.
Also to keep me on-track, I’d thought I’d post my previous day’s successes and/or failures of staying on track.
Yesterday, literally seconds after submitting my blog post, I got this email;
Subject: Gingersnaps with Hershey's kissesIt’s like someone above is testing me!
I have a dessert calendar this year, and I’m going to try to make the dessert each month. This month’s dessert is gingersnaps with Hershey’s kisses on top. Stop by my desk for a cookie!
Five minutes later, this email came across my computer from a different co-worker;
In addition to those gingersnaps, I brought some more of those Death-by-Chocolate-Cookies from Friday. I don’t have many, but there is at least one here for each of you. Come get one if you want it.Death-by-Chocolate? Come on, you’re killing me here!!!
So was it a success or a failure?
It was day 1. Of course it was a success as I avoided both temptations.
I’m also going to share other reasons to Carpe Diem as I come across them. For example, Sunday I was finishing up a Marathon Pace workout on the treadmill. I was near the end and as I was getting tired I was thinking about what I wanted to write in yesterday’s post. Right about that time the news of Gaines Adam’s death came across the TV. I can’t say I knew who he was, but he was in the NFL and only 26-years-old.
Quote of the day;
“My parents had a certain idea of what they wanted their ‘little girl’ to be and it did not include a budding track star.” – Grete Waitz