It is already the first week in March and I have come to the realization that I am not being fabulous at all. Every Monday I say “this week is the week that I start practicing what I set out to do at the beginning of the year” and by the time Sunday rolls around I realize I did nothing. Well almost nothing.
I have definitely accomplished some stuff so far but I am not sticking to my resolution of incorporating the morning and evening routines. There is still paper everywhere, emails are not getting cleaned out, supplements are not going down, and I am not planning my day the night before. I am picking up my shoes every night though. That is definitely an accomplishment. I also have one to do list. Only problem is I never look at it. So that is working out just fine (well maybe not so fine). This is driving me crazy. Why can I not just get motivated?
I am thinking part of the problem is working from home. I was talking to a friend recently about working from home and the pros and cons of it. Like a pro is working in pajamas and a con is getting distracted. He asked me to detail my day and so I proceeded to tell him that I go to my office and go trough some emails. I then decide I am hungry so I go to the fridge to get something to eat and realize I need to wipe down the counter, which requires me to go to laundry room to get a sponge. So then I think oh I should put a load of laundry in then before you know it I am dusting and sweeping and moping the house. After all that is done I go back to the office read through some emails and realize I never got anything to eat which starts the process all over again. He just laughed and told me that my HDAD had kicked in. I explained that that never happened when I worked in the office and immediately started laughing because it was not true. I told him that at my last job if I ever went into the supply room I had this overwhelming urge to organize the mess, which I did. He responded by just looking at me with a smirk on his face. Maybe there is some truth to that so I need to get a handle on this because I can not afford to rent office space right now and frankly never want to get to the point where I need office space. I need to be able to productive at home.
Another thing is I am not being is a better triathlete. I haven’t even ridden my bike on the road since the last cyclist was killed several weeks ago. I haven’t been to the pool because it’s either too early or too cold. The only thing I have been doing is running which I will say I have gotten better. Two weeks ago I ran my fastest 10k to date and took about 15 minutes off of my half marathon. This past weekend I ran my fastest 5k and even got first in my age group and 70th overall. Now I just need to do that with the swim and bike.
So the only thing I am being fabulous at is the fundraising for St. Jude Children’s Hospital. I have gotten past 50% of my $15,000.00, which is awesome. I have $506.00 worth of checks to submit and I know of at least 1 person who will donate $500 in April. I also have several penny jars and I know my friends will continue to donate until race day.
I realize Rome was not built in 1 day and neither can I implement everything I want in 1 day but I was hoping for a miracle. Oh well got to keep trucking on right?
What I have learned is that if I am passionate about something I get it done. When I am not I get distracted. It is clear now why I do not clean up the papers or do my accounting I hate those things. Need a more consistent cleaning lady and a bookkeeper. On it.
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