Wednesday, February 08, 2012
I can eat healthy and exercise well when my life is running smoothly and as expected, but how long does that ever last. There's always some unexpected wrench thrown in just to keep things interesting. I tell myself that I can handle these things and that I'm prepared, but I am a big liar! Granted, I'm glad I keep trying and I'm pretty sure I get better everytime but I think I might need to plan through a few things in my head and be prepared to throw in fitness and health no matter where I am.
With my dad's accident, we have been in the car a lot. I keep snacks and drinks in our car for the kids most of the time. It's just nice to know that I can give them a drink or snack if we're waiting in traffic or stuck at the doctor's office for a couple of hours. Now I need to start keeping some healthy drinks and snacks in the car for myself. I just have no idea, other than water, what I can keep in the car that would be healthy.
And I need a plan for something I can possibly do with the kids while we're stuck in a waiting room or waiting out in the car. For example, yesterday, my brother met us at the doctor's office so he could go in with dad and I could wait out in the car with the kids. The kids were way more entertained that way. They got to watch movies and eat snacks. I tried to read. Dad stays with us since I stay home. Everyone else works, so we are trying to plan late appts for him. Then, I'll drive him to the appts and my brother will try to meet us there for all of them. That leaves me driving for about 4 hours round trip and waiting for around fo another 2. I'd like to take advantage of the waiting time to do something a little healthy.
Plan for tomorrow (Dad will be gone most of the day):
1 hour of cardio in the morning
Hopefully, some cleaning
Scrapbooking with a friend