Can I get a do-over please?

Yesterday, in a word ?
(ok, maybe two) 

GIANT. Fail.

Let’s rewind, shall we?

…woke up to this realization: I should be on a flight to wine country. But I’m not. <sigh> Ok, I can handle this.

…moving along. Put on my newest pair of jeans (size smaller!), cute top, animal print heels. Ok, I feel good. Off we go…10 mins ahead of schedule. This is a good thing.

…until I roll into dead-stopped traffic. In the same exact spot that I’ve hit the dead-stop for the past three days…no wait, the past two weeks of commuting to work. Welp, two hour AM commute, here I come. <sigh>

…finally roll into work around 9:30 (so late for me), ready to DEVOUR my oatmeal, PB and banana combo. Only to spill half of it on my desk. Awesome.

…spend the day getting sh*t done at work all with the goal of getting out a little early to meet my friend Michele for a barre class at the studio she just started going to in Boston (The Bar Method). <—can we tell where this story is heading yet?

…roll into traffic. Again. Red Sox are playing in the city tonight. Awesome. Make it into the city with about ten minutes to find a garage (or street parking, bwahaha, as IF). Circle the studio for 20 mins before finally calling time of death. Texted my poor friend Michele and I rolled on home.

…tears in my eyes, I spent the whole ride in silence. Adding up all of the misfires and fails from today, feeling total pity for myself. Going home. No workout whatsoever today. No husband waiting for me at home (he had class). No wine country shenanigans to be partaking in. Just me and my still-clean workout gear in my gym bag. Cue pity party for one. 

…and then I came home. Made myself a quick dinner and sat down to do what I do best…I blogged it out. And reviewing the day once more as I typed up this post, I realized something. I am so ridiculous. There is no room for pity parties in the Sutera household, and certainly no room for them at EatDrinkBreatheSweat.

…and then I looked over at a package I hadn’t noticed before that my husband must have brought in from the mail. Lo and behold – this was all it took to put a smile on my face:

Annnnnnd I’m back! Sweaty fun workouts will be had today. This shirt will be worn in all of its glory. And it will be a wonderful day.

As for yesterday? I have a simple request: Can I get a do-over please?



31 thoughts on “Can I get a do-over please?

  1. Today is a new day. And it’s closer to the weekend at that.

    I just read your other post about why you can’t go and I totally get it. Jason is not allowed to take vacation in the months of May, July, November and one other – I think Feb. And it sucks.

    • You are SO right. And today is starting off pretty great if you ask me – 5 mile run date with a fab friend AND I got to wear my I heart sweat shirt which is SO SO SO CUTE!!

      I knew you’d understand and feel for me and the wine country sitch – I know your husband has such time constraints with his job too. Misery loves company?? 😉

    • You are right. We all have them…it’s in how we deal with the aftermath, learn from it and move on. Granted, most of what was bugging me yesterday was SO out of my control and SO tiny in the grand scheme of things. But that’s what makes us human – we are allowed to have these moments, even if they are for seemingly silly reasons. I’m glad I allowed myself to “feel it” before moving on. (and so thankful for our email exchange last night, you made me feel so much better!! xoxo)

  2. I love these two sayings “it just wasn’t meant to be” AND “what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger” Life was just throwing you curve balls yesterday to see how well you can handle them. For whatever reason yesterday was supposed to be your rest day- even though you didn’t want it to be. AND next time you have to drive into the city you will check the red sox schedule 🙂 that’s that. SO shake it off (if you haven’t already) and just kick a$$ in tonights classes- and virtual tomorrow- yup I’ve committed you! 🙂 Can’t wait to see you tonight with your new shirt on!

    • As always Tanya, you are soooo smart. And you’re right. Even though I didn’t feel like I needed the rest day, perhaps my body did need it and hence, yesterday’s events unfolded the way that they did. Regardless, I’m taking today by storm. 5 miles this morning with Steph, and TWO super-fab classes tonight at the studio. I’ve missed legs class so much after missing it last week!! It’s gonna hurt but in a hurt-so-good kind of way. AND I am totally committed to taking virtual barre tomorrow – you’re gonna be sick of me by the end of this week! 🙂

  3. I can certainly empathize!!!! Commuting in Boston is the WORST, throw the Red Sox into the mix and it’s near impossible! I would have felt the same way last night – in fact, that was me just a few weeks ago! SO FRUSTRATING!!!! But I LOVE how life has a way of finding natural balance – yesterday was the perfect day for your “I heart sweat” shirt to arrive! It’s finding the joy in little things that make all the difference.

    Today’s a new day…and most likely the traffic will suck (because, let’s be honest, it always does here in our beautiful state), but I bet there will be a silver lining.

    • Seriously – sometimes its those things (like traffic) that you can’t control that drive you the MOST nuts. And yesterday was that for me – a culmination of frustrating things that I could NOT control and it just added up so fast that I had to let it out. I’m glad I blogged it out, made me feel a thousand times better. I highly recommend it. 🙂

      As for today? Already feeling like a million bucks – today’s silver lining? Working from home, thank GOD!!

  4. UGH. I hate days like that. We all have them. And it’s so frustrating when it boils down to things that are out of our control (like traffic). I’m so glad you seem to have shaken it off! Love the shirt – mine came Monday and I’ve already ran in it twice (it is probably time to wash it, hahahaha). And I hope you get a chance to try the Bar Method because I’d love to know what you think of it! I was a regular BM-er (hahah that sounds gross) for about 5 months before I switched to Core Fusion.

    Here’s to Thursday!

    • I’m glad I shook it off too – I totally blame the I heart Sweat shirt for helping me to shake, shake, shake it today. It is the cutest shirt, isn’t it?? So flattering and GREAT for running!! Yipee!!

      I’ll let you know what I think of Bar Method when I finally get to the studio one of these days!!

  5. Dude, I totally would have had a pity party, too. Seriously. Sometimes when it all builds up and nothing works according to plan, you need a little release…and something to put a smile on your face. (The hardest of days is when you’re having a bad one and you don’t have the man you love at home to hug you.) Love the shirt…and I’m probably not the only one thinking you should post a sweaty picture of you in your sweat shirt. 😀

  6. Bad days SUCK. But we all have them, I guess. At least it’s a new day! And maybe this was the Big Man’s way of telling you to take a rest day. 🙂
    I’m totally jealous you got the grey shirt – that’s the one I wanted!!!!

  7. Oh man, have i had those kinds of days before! Its funny because at some point i felt my rage level going up because I put myself in your position. But hey, at least your day ended well, and after a good night’s sleep you’re back on your feet again! Here’s to getting it done!!!

    • I had a really hard time keeping the rage at bay…and then it turned into tears. But I guess I needed to feel them in order to see the forest from the trees and realize that in the grand scheme of things, yesterday was just a blip on the radar, just one of “those” days. And today? Feeling chipper and *really* happy that the weekend is almost here (though I partly blame the chipperness on an awesome rundate this morning!)

  8. Oh, those types of days can really get me down! But I love that you shifted your attitude and now you get to have a do-over day – hopefully with less traffic, and at the very least, no spilled oatmeal (I’d probably cry over that…) 🙂

    • You are so cute. Of course I really did want to cry over the spilled oatmeal too, those little oats are so precious to me! HA! Today has been much better – complete with OIAJ for breakfast from the comfort of my “home office” – aka my dining room table. 🙂

  9. Ha, oh JESS – this day would’ve put anyone’s head in a spin. Good lawd. I can’t even imagine spending that much time in my car, commuting. I would absolutely lose my mind.

    Best end to a day? ‘surprise’ package 🙂

    • I think yesterday was proof of me starting to lose mine 😉

      The surprise package was hands-down the BEST part of my day…y’know, until the hubs came home to give me a big hug, that is. 😉

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