One Stupid Day

Phew, I pulled it off, I made it to my 4:30am gym date as I laid out for myself a week and a half ago!  I only have to go one day this week so since I went this morning, I can check that off the Four Week Feel Better Plan list!  I have to tell you, I was a little bit excited when I packed my gym bag yesterday evening.  I saw a little slip of paper that I have my interval training marked on and I really felt excited that sooner rather than later I’ll be back to a point where I can start doing that again.  

Around an hour or so later, the negative thoughts started up (because let’s be honest, getting up at 4:25am is no one’s idea of a good time!) and I kept thinking that it’s just one stupid day, what difference would it possibly make.  One day doesn’t change anything, one day doesn’t build muscle or chase blues away.  One stupid day means nothing. 

But that is so, SO untrue!  One Stupid Day is the hardest one, every single day after that is easier.  Miniscule sometimes, but easier.  One Stupid Day builds momentum, slowly as a freight train getting started.  Inch by inch. 

Please don’t get me wrong, I do not have a good head of steam at the moment with which to drive my momentum freight train.  All I know is that I dug in and pulled it one inch today and that means I’m one inch further ahead than I was yesterday. 

One Stupid Day really does mean nothing…..if you don’t use it.  Use it and One Stupid Day becomes One Successful Day.  The initials are the same but that’s where the similarity ends!


2 thoughts on “One Stupid Day

  1. Hi Shannon,

    I’ve seen your name come up quite a few times via Tarable, but this is the first time I’ve read your blog. I love what you say here and completely agree. When we don’t meet the goals we’ve set for ourselves it’s more than just skipping the gym, not doing the dishes, not getting on our yoga mats and saying “it’s ok; I’ll do it tomorrow”. In a way what we’re telling ourselves is that our dreams don’t matter, that our personal work is not as important as the work that our employers or professors give us, that up until now we’ve not been able to change our ways, so we might as well give up. When we DO do what we’ve committed to doing we are telling ourselves that we can trust ourselves, that our dreams really do matter, and that change really can happen when we make commitments to ourselves.

    You rock!

    • I love that, the sentiment that sticking to what we’ve outlined is teaching us that we can trust ourselves!

      What a profound and thoughtful comment, thank you so much for taking the time!!

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