Today, I am making a tough choice - one that I have had to make many times in the past 3 months since I started on my journey.
I'm choosing to go eat clean, go to the gym, and get some sleep rather than heading to a co-workers house for a holiday feast (homemade lasagna, dang!!!). Not only is it tough to pass up the good food, but its also tough to explain to coworkers why I've stopped participating in all the after-work activities, when I used to be such a fixture at those events. Some people are supportive and understand that my new lifestyle requires some sacrafice. Others think I'm selfish and don't want to bother with them anymore. That's certainly not the case, but you can't really convince the nay-sayers, now can you? Its their job to hate...
I know the key to having a harmonious life is balance. I'm going to my company's holiday party later this week, where I can spend some quality time with my co-workers to let them know they are still important to me. It won't be as fun as the episode of The Office, but I'm sure I will be entertained!
It's a compromise though - one night out during the week is really all I can do - especially when that means I'll miss a CrossFit workout. (and its the last workout for 2 weeks - that's a big sacrafice!).
Same is true for my social life outside of work. I have to make choices all the time. I miss being spontaneous and up for anything. Now I have to plan meals, workouts, and rest time to stay on track. I'm not the wild party animal I once was, but I like the new me. I'm happier being healthier. So, even though it appears that I am missing out on the fun, I know I'm not. And, fear not, I still rip it up from time to time (see: CrossFit Women's Holiday Party a few weeks ago, and my upcoming birthday extraveganza!!).
No party today, however. Here's what I've chosen to do after work:
I'll enjoy every minute of this one! Whooo-lawd, my shoulders are gonna be sore tomorrow.
Results: Thanks to the heavy-hitters joining us in class today, I was able to push it a little harder than usual. I ended up finishing in 12:14 at Rx weight. Still need to work on core strength to improve my lifts, but I'm happy with my performance.