A Dose of My Own Medicine

777 SimI admit, my job isn’t quite normal. I work about 12 days then have the rest of the month off. However, those 12 days I’m traveling, it’s certainly harder to fit those workouts in, yet I know if I just “show up” and do my best, it’s the most rewarding hour of my day.

There seems to be a direct correlation with focused study & work and the challenge of “fitting in” the workouts. For me, It’s the mental exhaustion diminishing my ability to cope with the unpleasant (i.e. workouts).  I’m in that season now. I’ve spent the last three weeks with my head buried in books & simulators.



YourbodyI confess, I’ve been slacking these past few weeks. I’m quite empathetic to the working students, mom’s, and busy Dad’s who are quite tapped out at days end and then try to get that workout in. I get it!

I had a few days off, and reluctantly,  took a dose of my own medicine by  following my mantra “just show up” with the intent of giving it 50%. Finishing it up, I felt great and remembered why exercise, as inconvenient as it can be, is so good.

Honestly, I’ll probably slack some more until I’m finished in mid December, but I know this is a season I’m in and it too shall pass.



ThanksgivingAll this to say, that we’re in the Holiday Season.  We can enjoy the blessings we’ve been given and allow ourselves grace, without guilt, to enjoy the occasional holiday indulgences and lack of routine exercise.

If we view health & fitness as a sustainable lifestyle, this is a macro picture of a “cheat day” during your normal weekly routine.  Enjoy this time, this season and live in each moment for we are allowed it only once.

I wish you and your family a blessed and joyous Thanksgiving.







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