So far my new and improved synchronized schedule is working moderately well. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning I walk/run with one of the big dogs. Tuesday and Thursday morning I clean, followed by Jazzercise after work. The little dogs go out right after they finish eating, while the big dogs are still working on their food and then the big dogs go around the block. It takes a little longer but itís so much better than turning into a human maypole whilst trying to walk four dogs at one time. I have prioritized my workouts again, so Iím happier. Weíre going to bed earlier most nights. Last night we were in bed at about 8:50 but my husband has to get up at 2:00 and we did spend most of the weekend moving furniture helping my youngest daughter move, so we were dead tired.
Now that weíve gotten my daughterís chinchillas out of the fitness room and vacuumed up all the chinchilla dust bath dust (!!!), we can get back to using the bowflex. I thought it was going to happen last night but it didnít, as we were both too tired. I also havenít figured out when Iím going to do yoga and meditate, which are two other to-be-added priorities. This morning I had my alarm set for 15 minutes earlier but I turned it off and stayed in bed for another half an hour. Iím going to blame it on being tired and sore from all that heavy lifting I did over the weekend. Yeah, I know Ė Iíll have to stop milking that in another day or two.
I signed up for Deepak Chopraís 21 Days of Meditation and already missed the first day because I ran out of time. Iím going to see if I can access and play the meditations on my telephone at lunch time. Providing I donít fall asleep out on the bench and miss coming back from lunch, this may be a good option. If not, then I guess Iíll just have to figure that it isnít meant to be at this point. Thereís no sense in stressing out over meditation, since it rather defeats the purpose.
How in the world do people train for marathons while working full time and managing a household?
Itís funny because I can see where people would just hang it all up and figure that they just canít find time to work out because it does take patience and commitment. Even now, my husband text messaged me to ask me when my class is tonight because he wonít be done working until at least 6:30, which is too late for the dogs. So I will have to go home after work instead of going to my class. Perhaps I need to rework my schedule (again) to make sure that I get my workouts done in the morning and let the Tuesday and Thursday Jazzercise class be extra?
Good grief! I think it would be easier coordinating robbing a bank! Okay, maybe not and coordinating workouts is certainly less stressful than robbing a bank. Or so I assume. I've never attempted it -- always figured I'd get stage fright.
Okay, so maybe my new schedule, although it's working moderately well, needs to be just a little more flexible.....