Have you ever had one of “those” days?
You know, a day when you just feel a step or two (or three) behind?
Monday and Tuesday were “exhibit A”—I had a double whammy!
It all started off with a bang—bright and early Monday morning. (Sometimes it feels like a weekend never happened) with my 5 a.m. wakeup.
From there, it was go-go-go-go.
Non-stop all morning long, from class, to meetings, to clients…noon was the first time I actually had time to sit down and take a breath for a minute.
I went on my merry way downtown to train with my usual crew at 1, then make my way back up uptown to my Burnet Rd. office around 2 p.m., starving for lunch on my way.
I decided to stop into My Fit Foods to grab a quick bite, then only to realize I had forgot my wallet at home…and, not only that, but I was almost out of gas.
May day, may day! No food, no gas, no money=a problem!
Thankfully, my husband Kris answered my phone call for H-E-L-P, and I was able to make it back to my office (the gym), where he lovingly brought me a hearty, refreshing salad, my wallet, and also took my car down to the road to get some gas (no wonder he’s my knight in shining armor!).
Ok, so a couple hiccups…however the fun did not stop there.
I coached my 4 p.m. Teens’ class like normal, but then got word from my colleague, Jeremy, that he needed coverage ASAP for his evening classes downtown while he was at the University of Texas, delivering a presentation and meeting for young entrepreneurs.
Who other than Carey to the rescue?!
I said, ‘Ay, ay Captain’, and away I went back downtown to coach his classes.
By 7:30 p.m., I was finished, and exhausted—and made my trek back up north to go home and eat some dinner.
The fun did not stop there though.
Tuesday morning had a similar beat.
I ‘slept in’ until 6 a.m. that morning (what, what?!), and then went about my merry way, checking e-mails, taking my time, not having any place to be until a 9:15 a.m. appointment with a client, when about 7:50 a.m., I received a text message:
“Hi! I am running a little late!”
Eek! I had an 8 a.m. appointment that completely slipped my mind.
“Nooooo problem. How far away are you?” I texted.
“Take your time,” I replied.
In a flash, I slapped some mascara on, stuffed my lunch in a sack (I wasn’t going to forget it that day!), and bolted out the door.
Welcome to my life.
And I am sure yours too.
At certain times—some more than others—life tries to chip away at our heels, while we try to keep running the race, staying on top of it, and, at times, trying to tread water.
The good news?
Life, somehow, manages to go on, and, at the end of the day, we are stronger (and more prepared) for the next.
The biggest driver in ANY hurdle?
When curveballs come my way, or unexpected occurrences, from a tough workout in the gym (think 100 burpees for time), to finding yourself wallet-less, to an added to-do (or few) in your schedule, traffic, a fender bender, a change in plans—the quicker you are able to channel your mindset, using the power of positive thinking, you will be UNSTOPPABLE!