Here I am sitting on a plane, winding up our family travel for the most part. I have three days I imagine will be whirlwinds, getting back into the swing of things before we zip off the San Fransico for my husband’s surgery. I feel refreshed and re-invigorated to do what I am passionate about. A slew of positive things have occurred on this trip, most importantly including some quality time with my husband in relaxing circumstances. My instagram thrived with fun photos.
I was a living testament to the importance of building and maintaining healthy habits. A few times I poked myself in the mirror to see if I was getting a bit soft, who wouldn’t, but my trip activities were a happy blend of time spent in the gym and exploring via the most active ways I could find, from running, hiking, biking, boating, calisthenics and more. I tasted and enjoyed a myriad of vegan and vegetarian foods all of which I enjoyed, not all exactly on path, but quite a bit were. The first stop I made when we got to Connecticut was to a grocery store. I loaded up on essential travel goodies, including stevia, protein powder, pb fit, protein bars, and veggies and fruits that I didn’t have to refrigerate. They actually proved to be essential provisions that kept me from “hangry” bad choices so many times.
Travel does not need to be an excuse to go totally off the rails. You can maintain the habits you have built and not feel like you have to start fresh all over again every time you return home. I am very eager to get back to my pull up bar, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t feel like I’ve had huge gain losses over the last ten days and if anything I feel like the rest was much needed and going to allow me to come back stronger and with renewed excitement. The same goes for my work habits over this trip. I maintained my responsibilities but I defiantly too a much needed step back and allowed myself to put down the phone and computer and resist all the shiny pennies of responsibility at least until now. Here on the plane I am diligently working away on client notes, and playing catch up on the special projects I have been working on (which are so awesome by the way LadyBoss’ get ready!) I have some exciting opportunities coming up as well and I am looking forward to crushing my goals as I go forward.
Today I am reading : Tribe of Mentors by Tim Ferris , which is one of those books I’ve been picking up and putting down and I always find nuggets every time I read it.
Today I am listening to: More Tim Ferris (probably why I thought to pick up TOM again) we listed to his interview with Seth Godin today on the ride to the airport.
I am continuing to focus on finding gratitude and living in the now and that seems to be fueling things along nicely. We are hoping for smooth sailing into and out of this surgery on Monday and I am thankful for all the support and stories we continue to get. The stories have serious been amazing! At the wedding we attended this past weekend many friends told me tremendous stories of survival and perseverance through some really rough stuff. I cannot say enough how empowering it feels to be supported and not feel alone in this path we are walking with my husband facing the possibility of cancer, and what that means for us as a family. We continue to be strong and optimistic, eternally gracious for the happy distractions of joy, family, love, and possibility.