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Getting Ready for July - Seeking Balance

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

If you were looking for a blog with answers - this isn't it.

Wow, any efforts to be fit have fizzled. I'm going to spend the next few days re-evaluating how I need to work fitness into my life. Issues I'm dealing with:

I work full-time. Enough said. But there are full-time employees who fit it in. I have additional challenges because of the parking situation (college environment, there is none), so I need to noodle this through. Work has been particularly stressful the past few months.

I have kids. That's my second job. I have to find a balance between doing things with them and making time to exercise for me. They are 10 and 9, and we need to work more active things in, but their schedule has been crazy lately with different summer activities. Need to reboot there as well.

I have a husband. Yes, we should do "fit" things together. We don't. He's big, and at this point has no interest. I can't force him to be motivated. We love to play board games together as a family. Guess what? That's not really being active physically. So if I punt playing a board game with the family to go walking or whatever, he pouts.

I have a house, with laundry, meals to be cooked, dishes to be done, etc. The kids are at the age where they are helping more. The husband, well, he talks a big fight, but after 13 years he's still not trained. If I had more discretionary income I would hire a cleaning service, but at this point it's not feasible.

I have a dream. I am editing a novel that I want to publish. That takes, you guessed it, time.

Yes, I need to make time for me. (My inner voice says I do that when I write) My scales are off-kilter, and I've got to somehow get them back in balance.

July is going to be a great month. I'm going to push through these issues and try to come up with some strategies.

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