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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Are You a Creature of Habit?

I most definitely am.  Fortunately for me and for my husband I am back to my normal routine. Apparently severe deviation from my regular routine really throws me off.  This is where hubby says "wow! That's breaking news."  I am not by nature a go with the flow kind of girl.  When you ask me what do you have planned today?  You better really want to know.  I don't know that I have ever said "oh you know whatever.  I haven't given it much thought."  Only if not giving it much thought means I have not had a chance to place the days task in a carefully weighted matrix  that then populates a carefully crafted Gant Chart. 
I always knew in my work life I was this way.  Maybe even knew I was this way with keeping up with domestic chores, but I always thought when it came to running and fitness and was a free spirit.  Turns out not so much.  The last few weeks of personal upheaval and a climate conspiracy have really cut into the routine I love so much.  After a concentrated effort I finally found my mojo again.  Where was it?  It was snuggled up sleeping in the comfort of routine. 
It was so dark in my new neighborhood that since the move my early morning run had been curtailed.  Enter knuckle lights.  They are comfortable and all of sudden I can see and once again enjoy beginning my day with a beautiful pre-dawn run.  Love them. believe me the folks at work are happy to hear I get to run in the morning before we all get to spend quality time together. 
The other thing thrown off was my nutrition.  I love to cook and I especially like knowing we have had a healthy meal with plenty of veggies and fruit throughout the day.  With little time to eat and temporarily stopping the delivery of our organic produce I felt like a slug.  Silver lining for a while I am not thinking what am I missing by not eating that crap.  I am reminded that eating well and feeling good trumps any temporary satisfaction I think I will get from a forbidden treat.
So all that is to say I am back on track.  Back to running everyday, doing my strength training, eating and fruit and veggies.  Sometimes veering off the track is the only way to fall back in love with the same old same old?
Are you a creature of habit?  Can you tell the difference when you veer of the healthy path?


  1. I think I'm becoming more of a creature of habit as I get older! I'm not sure if that's a good thing. I can still deal with change well as long as I have notice but I hate having things sprung on me. And I'm with you on feeling it when I've been unhealthy. We've been eating out a lot for various reasons and I've felt sluggish. But back to cooking this weekend!

    1. Chaitali, before I really started running I never noticed what a difference nutrition really made.