On Wednesday morning Giles and I started the day with a 35 minute walk together. It’s a very simple start to the day but I really appreciate that time together. We talk about our weeks and it gives me a sense of connection that I like.
At this point things started to go downhill a bit. My car was due an MOT and en route the ABS warning light came on. When I arrived at the garage they said I wasn’t booked in, even though I had an email confirmation. As I need my car for work, this could prove to be difficult particularly as the MOT was due to expire the next day.
Luckily they had had a cancellation at 11:30 so they could see my car, but with all the discussion about the appointment issues I forgot to mention the warning light.
They took my phone number and I went off to work in a cafe. I had arrived at 10:15, they were due to see the car at 11:30 and at 12:45 when I hadn’t heard anything I walked back to the garage to learn the car failed on the ABS warning light, which they would have seen as soon as the engine was turned on. Such a pain and a waste of time.
I always feel like this is just how my life is; nothing ever works out well or is straight forward. Cancelled flights, confirmed but not actually booked appointments, failed MOTs in a car that has a warning light come on on the way to the testing centre.
It just isn’t easy. I feel like I am always having to work twice as hard to get the same result as everyone else.
It makes for a tiring and quite frustrating existence at times. I am also aware that I have to really make an effort to seek out the moments things run smoothly and really appreciate them. Otherwise I can get so focussed on the times it doesn’t go well that it seems those moments far outway the good.
Later on I went to a flow yoga class which was quite hard. This was also day 3 of intermittent fasting and despite the scales not moving I am beginning to feel like my body is changing. I’ve been plateaued at the same weight all this year, with a bit of fluctuation but always settling back here again.
When I was waiting for my MOT I started looking at my diary for this month and realised I only have a few trips away so it could be possible for me to do a 30-day yoga challenge. Where you complete 30 classes in 30 days with the option of not attending one day in 7 so long as you do a double another day in that same week.
I have done 3 x 30 day challenges before and 1 x 60 day challenge, and the hardest part is finding time. As I am not travelling much it should be possible. So that’s my new challenge to do as well as Intermittent Fasting and this 66 day challenge.
Makes me think that I maybe need to look into the extremes at which I like to operate!