Sunday, January 3, 2016
Today was a typical workday for me. I am a telemetry tech so I'm locked away in a centralized telemetry room for 12 hours in a hospital monitoring between 32-60 cardiac patients. In a nutshell, I sit all day watching up to 4 monitors with 16 patient on each and don't get to get away much (pretty much just bathroom breaks and my 30 minute lunch). I pack my food usually and put it in an igloo backpack (like a cooler) and eat all day long, but sometimes I allow myself to get something from the cafeteria. I mentioned yesterday that I made my food for today and that was very helpful to keeping me out of the cafeteria.
I decided with this 2016 challenge, it would not be safe to allow myself to eat from work, as I cannot "count" what I get from the cafeteria and I feel like doing that just sets me up for failure anyway. I don't plan to eat anything I cannot "count" and I feel pretty confident with this goal as I've done this a lot in the past years with success.
I feel like I am mentally preparing myself for this long haul and I see myself combining small goals with previous small successes, to get a good start.
That being said, I really didn't want to get on the elliptical tonight. It was a long and mentally draining day and I just didn't want to do it. Everything seemed to set me up for failure--my fitbit broke, couldn't find my slippers for the elliptical (the footing has this strange speedbump tread that hurts my feet without wearing shoes) and it just kept getting later and later discouraging me even more. I eventually found my slippers and hopped on. Only twenty minutes tonight, but it's definitely better than 0 minutes.
When thinking about my goals for this coming year, God always comes to mind. I know I cannot be successful without His strength and involvement and I felt this scripture was perfect.
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and He will establish your plans. Proverbs 16:3
No other words can be more perfect for the place that I am in right now.
Off to bed so I can get up early to exercise before the chaos begins.
One day at a time, one choice at a time.