It’s crazy how that works. There is always a day after. No matter what. The day after yesterday is today, the day after today is tomorrow and the day after tomorrow is the day after tomorrow. Unless you know for sure that your life (or the world) is ending, you will always have a day after. Why do I bring this up? I have no clue, it just seemed like a title to go with.
But it’s a nice thought when it comes to the mirror. If you get them set up just right, you can see on for forever. Or at least it seems like forever. In reality, you’re seeing the same thing over and over and over again. Maybe that is what each day is. It is a day you are reliving again, but you can simply make different choices. Once everyone makes a different choice, it forces others to have new choices. And it simply expands beyond that.
Earl’s gettin’ deeeeep…
Tuesday was a crummy day. I woke up still incredibly tired from my exhaustive month and (mainly) weekend. Heading to work was no fun as it started snowing, and then being at work was even worse because there were plenty of escalations I had to deal with including sitting on the phone with not-very-happy people.
I still did not force my friend to go walk with me since I am taking it easy, but perhaps Wednesday or Thursday I will pick it up again. My hips and feet still hurt quite a bit. Probably even more than they did on Monday which really isn’t much of a surprise.
After work I ran to do errands which was no fun (remember the snow?) and then had dinner. Then I helped my daughter with her homework and watched some television with my wife.
It’s amazing how lazy one can feel when they stop doing a lot and do basically nothing. I don’t necessarily feel bad about it. It’s not like I am giving up on my lifestyle change or quitting because of some lame reason or another. I am simply taking a break. But while I may not feel bad about it, I feel more lazy than I have in more than half of a year. I feel like I am not moving enough or being on my feet enough. I feel like I am wasting time sitting and relaxing when I could be running or walking. I guess that is a good thing, but sometimes I need to realize taking a break isn’t the worst thing in the world. As long as that break does not extend into a permanent one.
Thankfully I have no intention of doing that. This break will last this week at the most and I will probably slowly adopt some of my habits back in through the week. Once the weekend is over I will be back to the gym, back to running and walking and back to being on the move as much as possible.
Much to the chagrin of some of those around me.
Breakfast – Burritos
Snacks – Protein bars and trail mix
Lunch – Turkey and potato casserole
Dinner – Skinny Chicken Enchiladas
Dessert – Caramel cinnamon rolls