So I’ve committed to working out with my friend Elle, the one who writes for Foodie Fridays here, every Sunday, Monday and Wednesday. And in the process of getting ready to meet her this morning and exercise, my toilet clogs. No biggie. Except that my mom has my plunger and the plunger is in her storage unit. Ugh. So now my morning visit is just floating near the edge of the toilet bowl because nothing won’t go down.

So… this is a great a excuse not to work out, right? I mean, I hate getting up. My bed is super perfect after trapping the right about of body heat during the night. Why would I want to leave it at six-something in the morning to work out? So I text Elle the issue but not quite saying I’m canceling. Because I’ll have to deal with this problem sooner or later, I quickly YouTube a video to figure out how to unclog a toilet without a plunger so I can at least the toilet later. Done. Found the video. Follow the instructions. But in the video it tells me I’ll have to wait 20 minutes for the problem to be resolved.

Well, it really looks like I won’t be working out today. Bummer.

5 minutes later I hear the toilet unclog and drain. Hmmm. So I think about it. I’m already up. I’m halfway dressed. The toilet is unclogged. And I made a promise to her. So, I finish getting ready and meet her at her place while texting her on the way. Because I committed to working out with her. Because I made the commitment to myself. And even when I kept finding excuses and ways to back out this morning, it was more important to show up late than to not show up at all.

It’s the same mindset we have to approach every thing in our lives we’ve committed to. Especially the hustle. Every day is not going to be rainbows and sunshine. It won’t always be pleasant. Sometimes we’ll be presented with legitimate reasons to give up…don’t.

Stay committed. I know, easier said than done. But staying committed means keeping a promise, if only to ourselves. Aren’t we worth at least that?

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