Thursday, September 26, 2013

Guilty as charged



I had full intentions of getting up today and using my late start Thursday to accomplish a few things.  I was going to run first, around 8 or so.    I was going to go home and rest a bit and then head out on my bike.  Back home by 11 and showered and out the door to work by 11:44.   I had my plans.  Seriously, I did!



However, what really transpired was something much different.  I woke up early.  Todd asked if I wanted to watch a tv show that we had recorded.  I said yes, it was afterall 6AM.  I could watch the show and STILL have time to do everything.  I flipped on my computer and started to edit pictures from the wedding that I photographed on Saturday.  I have only halfway edited and processed the tons of pictures.   I started editing.  Todd and I finished our show and Todd headed out the door.  I was enmeshed in my work.  Time passed.  I did briefly think about going out for a ride, but by that time I could see the end in sight.  I chose to finish the pictures and get it off my plate.   I worked right up until I left for work. (all I have to do is burn the disk for the bride and groom and also a disk for the lady that arranged the flowers as she and I had talked and I had offered her some pictures with her flowers).  

A conscious decision was made.  Was it a bad decision?  Maybe.  Was it a good decision?   Maybe.  I am walking with Sherry tonight so I will get some activity in. (If I don’t walk with her, I will go out for a short run).    I feel like I made an excuse to not exercise.  Realistically, I know that while I spent a few hours on Sunday that since then I’ve only been able to spend a few minutes here and there with the pictures and that they were not going to get done if I didn’t devote some serious time to them.    
I need to remember that this is a journey of making exercise fit into my life.   It means that when I have other obligations that I adjust to make them work and to STOP FEELING GUILTY!  Ok, I feel guilty because I haven’t been on my bike at all this month…and only two runs….yikes…BINGO…there is where the guilt is occurring.  But I’m back on track.  I ran on Monday, Zumba’d on Tuesday and Wednesday. I’m walking tonight. I’m doing ok.  No guilt!  (if I say it to myself enough times maybe I’ll actually start believing it!)

I'll leave you with a few of my favorite pictures from the wedding.









8 comments:

Scribbles said...

Very accomplished photographer MaryFran.

Jessica said...

Very nice pictures.

I also feel guilt when my exercise routines change.But if we just keep going, we will get to where we want to be.

timothy said...

i'll say you had a REASON and not an excuse, and it is work after all. as long as you get some motion in it's all good , and the pics are beautiful! that umbrella looks totally photoshoped it's so vibrant!

timothy said...

i'll say you had a REASON and not an excuse, and it is work after all. as long as you get some motion in it's all good , and the pics are beautiful! that umbrella looks totally photoshoped it's so vibrant!

Leslie said...

Great pictures! I haven't done great on the structured exercise yet. I have really been trying to do more of routine choirs, but I know I need to start walking more.

Fran said...

Beautiful photos!

I used to feel so guilty for skipping a workout but these days I have the same attitude like you: sometimes other things get in the way.

Like yesterday, I had run early in the morning and was supposed to walk Bella at night. But during the day I got so tired, I even let the coffee fell out of my hand on my desk: a sign I'm tired. So I decided I would take Bella on a short walk, go to bed early and skip my morning workout today. But I do have to walk Bella for over 30 minutes tonight. And I don't feel guilty, it was the right decision.

I aim for a am workout and a pm walk everyday but if that can't happen I have to do at least one of them. This works for me.

Patricia said...

Great pictures you look amazing

tilly said...

Really love the way you did your hair it really suites you :)