Something is better than nothing

Happy Monday! This morning I had a friendly reminder that something is better than nothing. Obviously, this wasn’t the blog post I had planned for today but this is the message that was meant to be shared today.

Last night, I knew I needed to get up this morning to get my workout in.  This week is going to be complicated and the only sure thing I know is getting my sweat on in the morning is guaranteed.  I don’t want to have the same week as I did last week.  It was disjointed and it just felt weird.

This morning I didn’t want to get up but I knew I had to do it.  I put on my running clothes and got everything together to open the door to see rain.  Maybe I should have checked the weather report last night?

better than nothing

I was disappointed because I really just wanted to run.  I wanted to get lost in my own thoughts and just be out there.  BUT I never thought about going back to bed.  That would have been the easy thing to do and it would have been so appealing.  I think this was the universe’s way of letting me know that maybe I need to do some strength training. I answered the call and did some body weight and resistance band training.

The rain settled down a bit and I was able to do a little bit of a walk-run but time was short and the rain started to pick up again.  I managed to get 50 minutes of exercise.  Yes, I would have rather been running but it was all for the better.

Something is better than nothing.

Excuses over run our lives.  We’re too busy, too tired, too stressed, too late, or too anything.  If we wanted to, we could talk ourselves out of any task.  I’m asking you now to take the time you have no matter how much and do something with it.  If there are only 20 minutes, take that time to do something productive for yourself.  It will not be time wasted and you will probably thank yourself in the end.

Today my example was about fitness but it can relate to anything.  Last week, I didn’t take the time to meal prep when I could of because I said I didn’t have time.  I know I could have taken 20 minutes out of time to do something and I chose not to do which led to a week of mistakes.

There are pockets of time that are wasted.  I understand there are times when you need moments to yourself to regroup.  There are times when we just need to stop.  Sometimes there are times when we need to just stop complaining to get something done.  I have a mound of laundry that needs to be folded and I never do it because I don’t have “time” but I could do that while I’m watching television or waiting for something to cook in the oven.