I cheated and I'm okay with that.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Despite it being a beautiful weekend, I did not have a great weekend. My son was just a pain, to be honest. I had to work all weekend and tried to be a good mom (eg. Easter treats) and good Christian (eg. go to church). My husband didn't really give the help I thought he should have.
I have so much to do without much timeoff and was facing work tonight with someone I am not fond of.....
Needless to say, my day at home with the kids wasn't looking fun for them.
I decided in the early afternoon that the kids and I would bike to a store in our neighborhood and get gelato. I had been reliably tracking. I knew I would probably go over today if I had the gelato.
I decided a good outing with my kids was worth it and I would enjoy the gelato and enjoy them. A friend who doesn't even live near me ended up on my doorstep, so she joined us!
It was a delightful turnaround to a crummy day...and I got some bonus exercise I that I wasn't planning on.
So often when I "cheat," I feel awful. Usually it is unplanned...a reaction to stress or exhaustion. In this case, I decided I had been tracing...I'd register this in my daily count, go over and if it delayed me a week getting to my goal, so be it. The afternoon was worth it. Tomorrow I'll be back on track. Because I 've been reliably tracking, I am confident in that.
Have a great day! I am!