One thing I'm going to try to do on this year long journey is to try not to beat myself up when there is a glitch in the play book. We spend far too much time in guilt mode when really, we should just expect these things, and not get all bent out of whack, and blame ourselves for life's hiccups.
With that said, I also think we can go to the extreme with this (like I often do as well) and use life's hiccups to make excuses for not doing things that we didn't want to do in the first place. For instance, using the "I just got unexpectedly busy and didn't have time" excuse for not working out. Or, "I didn't know they were bringing Krispy Kremes to the office this morning...it would have been rude not to take one (or 3)."
So, I just wanted to let you know that I was going to start a 3 day fast today, but in light of this unexpected trip to visit the family, my husband and I decided to start on Monday the 4th. In the past I would've felt really guilty about this, but I've grown in that respect some over the years. I know in my heart that this isn't an excuse to get out of fasting. We really did sort of just decide to visit our families on the fly because they were so disappointed that they didn't get to see the baby much over Christmas. And beginning a time of fasting and prayer while visiting relatives is just a silly idea.