I have a confession to make. I’m in another rut. After the high of getting my energy back upon going gluten-free, some other issues have come up. I got hurt, then I had a horrible cold, and now I’m discovering other food intolerances that can wipe me out for an entire day. The goal that I had set for myself as kind of a “comeback” race is getting closer and closer, and I haven’t been able to train for it. I had an MRI on Friday and will find out today what I will be allowed to do.
At times like these, my instinct is to be an “all or nothing” person. If I can’t do it all, I won’t do any of it. If I can’t do my training routine of lifting weights and running, I won’t go to the gym at all.
But that’s not the way to live, is it?
The truth is that even though I can’t do everything, I can still do something.
Today I went to the gym and spent some time on the elliptical, then I went to the mat and did some core exercises, stretching, and foam rolling. Definitely not the workout I would have chosen (not even any lunges!), but it was something. I moved my body, I broke a sweat, and I felt better for it. My outlook was sunnier the rest of the day, I was a more patient mom, and my stress levels were definitely decreased.
So no matter what the doctor says tomorrow, I will try to remember not to dwell on what I can’t do, but to be thankful for what I can do.
How about you? Do you find yourself having an all or nothing attitude with anything in your life?