This last week has been full of craziness at my house. My husband and I have been working on getting our own business off the ground and we have reached a prime busy time. I am lucky that I get to do my part of it all from home, but this computer and I have become way too familiar with each other. On top of that business we have Halloween and my little guy's birthday. To say that I have missed my running time this week would be an understatement. My brain needs to get fresh air and feel the release of a good run!
While all this is going on though I must say I am very grateful for it all. Yesterday was spent celebrating the best Halloween treat I have ever received, my little guy Ryker. He stole my heart and many days my energy as well.
Today I woke up ready to run and ready for something green to eat. It has been a crazy week and before becoming a mom I would have never thought it possible for me to retain my saneness without a couple of good runs during a week like this. I also have learned a lot of business and priorities as a mom. I am still a firm believer that your health should always be a priority, don't get me wrong, but I have also come to truly understand that some days you need to accept that you can only do what you can do.
So, the question that comes to my mind is; how do we survive the days where there are too many other priorities and how do we get back on track?
First of all, a couple of missed days does not justify a few years of missed days. Too many people get off track and find it difficult to get started again. The longer you stay off track the harder it will be to get back on track.
Secondly, you don't need to be able to devote hours a day to the gym and healthy eating. If all you have is 30 minutes, use it going for a short jog not watching TV. Healthy eating does take planning and preparation, but you can fit it into a daily routine once you get the hang of it. And again, you don't have to be perfect. There are always healthier choices to make when you stop for a quick bite because you forgot to leave the house with snacks for a day of running kids around.
Thirdly, I like to remember one of my favorite quotes "Perfection is demoralizing. Excellence is motivating." Just strive to do the best you can each day. Notice I said the word you, not the best your neighbor can do but the best that you can do.
Happiness and health are both important things in our lives. And I have faith that with the right balancing act you truly can have it all.