It’s Thursday morning and I’m just off the bike. This month hasn’t been my best for diet and exercise. Getting to class has been arduous. Maintaining healthy eating and exercise habits is about discipline and prep time. For the last few months, and especially this week, it seemed like that time got away from me.
Running a business is a full time job – I never really feel like I’m off the clock. Even for my recent 20th anniversary getaway with my husband, I couldn’t put the iPad down. To me, not knowing is worse than calling the office on vacation. In the midst of major projects, I just had to know what was going on.
Coming back home I faced a January 15th deadline finally in sight after this months-long, day-and-night project. But I was still burdened by the needs of being home: the husband out of town, the kids needing to get to school, the kids needing help with their homework, etc. I was juggling the time zones of teammates in North America and Asia, plugging away each day at the computer from 8:00 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon and from 8:30 until midnight. Getting on the exercise bike on those few days I managed to drag myself to my class took a lot of self-motivation.
After handing in our masterpiece of a spreadsheet, and collapsing into bed that night at the early hour of 10:30 pm I felt, well, the same things I felt back in my college days after finals: relief, let down, and the need for a break.
The next morning, I jumped back on the bike, had a great workout, a long cool-down and emerged full of energy ready to cook for my gang.
I’m feeling revitalized, rejuvenated and excited about my schedule over the next few weeks. With executive meetings and photo shoots for our soon-to-launch fabulous new styles, I do hope you stay tuned!