The Best Laid Plans

The best laid plans… I only made it to the gym two out of my four scheduled times during the week of July 30th. This week, I only made it to the gym one time.  It had been nine days since my last visit to Planet Fitness.  This nine-day exercise drought occurred because life events intervened into my gym regimen.  Life events even prevented me from blogging and tracking my calories as meticulous as usual.  No bueno.

This past week in particular, I celebrated my second wedding anniversary. In the midst of our various celebrations, my husband and I went to dinner at a soul food restaurant (read: many extra calories).  It was sooo good.  I ordered fried chicken.  I know what you’re thinking: “No bueno.”  But, we haven’t divorced yet. I don’t know if fried chicken and I are ever going to get divorced.  I don’t feel about fried chicken the way I feel about butter. You may recall that recently, butter and I got divorced. I’m OK with the status of our relationship.  Fried chicken and I, however, are going to have a more difficult time separating completely.  Just when I thought we were done, it pulls me back in.

In another area of my life, I am the newly elected Secretary of the Inman Page Black Alumni Council of Brown University, my undergraduate alma mater.  We had a retreat this weekend.  I did a lot of sitting.  Needless to say, no exercise and limited choices of food did not further my weight loss cause. Dinner one evening was Thai food. Not exactly, a low-calorie alternative.  I think that I made wise choices.  We’ll see on Tuesday, August 14th at my weekly weigh-in whether or not my nine-day gym drought caused me more harm than good.  Please pray for weight loss.  How are you faring on your journey of good health and fitness?  Please share your experiences so that we may pray for one another.  Feel free to leave a comment at the end of this post, follow the blog on Twitter or request to join the Facebook Encouragement Group or become a Facebook Fan of the blog.  You can also complete the form on the Contact page.  Remain encouraged.

2 thoughts on “The Best Laid Plans

  1. Michelle says:

    What’s done, is done!!! I’m just thankful that you recognized that you had gotten off the RIGHT path to YOUR fitness journey. So many would have used this as an opportunity to continue to spiral downward and out of control. YOU DID NOT!!! Prayerfully, this is the wake-up call that someone needed to re-birth their fitness journey because the detour that was taken was not worth it. Keep your eyes on the prize – a deeper relationship with Christ and victory in your health & fitness journey!

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