This is not the article I intended to write today.
Last night after work and going to the gym, I came home to type my blog post, and ended up writing 2,000 words on a subject that was more about life and less about health and fitness. I decided it wasn’t a great fit for this site (in its current state), so I put it in the drafts folder, and started writing another article. 2,000 words into my second article, I realized that I didn’t love it.
I woke up early this morning to finish, and came to the realization that I couldn’t get it done in time with the level of polish and professionalism that you, the Nerd Fitness reader, deserve. For the first time in quite a while, I don’t have a big-time article for you to read on Thursday. I equate it to a missed workout in the gym. I can blame it on my scatter-brained mind, lack of free time between my real life and my day job, need for sleep, whatever. Excuses, everybody has ’em.
I’d like to reference Wedding Crashers and the quote “Rule #76. No excuses, play like a champion.” Sorry, but that’s bullsh*t. You know what? Life gets in the way sometimes. Last night was one of those days, and it wasn’t from lack of effort. I went to the gym, I tried to better myself, and I wrote close to four-thousands words for the site. They just weren’t good enough. I’d rather not post an article than post something I’m not proud of.
What does this have to do with fitness?
We’re all human.
None of us are perfect.
Life happens. Sh*t happens.
So you ate like a pig on Super Bowl Sunday. You skipped a workout to go watch your kids basketball game. Maybe you skipped a run because you wanted to play Halo with your roommates. Honestly, who cares? Do NOT beat yourself up over it. It happens to the best of us – it doesn’t make you a failure, or a bad person, or a slacker. You’re not alone.
I do the best I can with the hand I’m dealt, I try to live my life to the best of my ability, and I try to have some fun every once a while. I hope you do the same. If you miss a workout, if you go eat a 2,000 calorie awesome blossom at Outback, if you sleep in on Saturday and decide to not run, it doesn’t mean you don’t care about yourself. It just means that you’re human! Like the rest of us.
Just make sure not taking care of yourself doesn’t become a routine. I don’t plan on making a habit out of missing my self-imposed deadlines, so I’ll see you with a regularly scheduled, kick-ass post on Monday.
Thanks for listening.