Yesterday I forgot to get in yoga and meditation sessions. This means my streak ended with 176 consecutive days, about a week shy of 6 months. I didn’t even realize I ruined my streak until I woke up this morning. I was immediately bummed and wished that I could go back in time one full day to get in my session and keep the streak going.
The whole reason for the broken streak had to do with an unexpected change in my daily schedule. My car had been making a noise, so I’d scheduled a checkup at the dealership for yesterday. I needed to drop the car off at 7 AM, so that meant I needed to get up at 5, get in a lift, then get ready for the day—showering, dressing, dropping off the car, and getting a loaner on my way to work. I only had enough time to get in a yoga and meditation session OR get in a lift before work. I only like to lift in the mornings, so I lifted and I told myself that I’d get in a yoga and a meditation session before bed. Normally, I do everything—work out, yoga practice, and meditate—in the mornings before starting my day.
Unfortunately, I watched a movie before bed, Battle: Los Angeles. At the end of the movie, I was tired from the day and just went to bed; completely forgetting to get in my yoga and meditation sessions. I have no idea if I’ll start another streak. It’s beneficial, but damn is it a pain in the ass to fit into my day with work and workouts. I’ll think about it for a couple days and made a decision this weekend.
Aside: If you haven’t watched Battle: Los Angeles, you should. Especially if you like Marine Corps movies. Being a former Marine, I find this is one of my favorite military/scifi movies, but don’t just take my word for it. Check out the Terminal Lance review.