Thursday, December 20, 2012
Okay, fellow Sparkers, please forgive me, but I'm reckoning with reality here. I think it is best for my sense of peace to take a Holiday holiday from Sparking exercise. Between my "1/2 life" (week at home, week at parents) and the holiday hubbub (plus the changeable weather), I've been unable to maintain an exercise routine. I'm finding it stressful to try to "fit it in." Ideally, it should be a top priority, with my having to fit other things around it, but that just ain't the case in my world!
My time at my parents' has increased recently, allowing me little time away from them the week I'm there. I used to be able to do a 3-mi wog 3 days a week when I was there, but that's not possible these days. I really have to stay in the house while there. I COULD do a video workout - and should - and maybe I will next week. I kept thinking I could do my regular workout last week while there, but couldn't, so time would get away from me and I ended up with no aerobic workout all week!
This week, a week at home, my daughter and granddaughter surprised me with an early holiday arrival. Love, love, love it! - but am not fitting in the time for exercise.
I've decided to alleviate the pressure of trying to do it all. I'll attempt to watch my caloric intake (though I'm not going to go crazy with that! Afterall, Christmas is just once a year!) through the holidays, sneak in some exercise if it's a no-brainer schedule-wise, and then get back on a serious track (at least on weeks at home) after Christmas. I'm afraid that to do otherwise would lead to unnecessary stress and a n0t-so-spirited Christmas holiday.
So, as my parents told me, theirs probably told them, and I told my children, "Do as I say, not as I do!" Keep at it, you on-goal Sparkers! Hang in there! I'll be back with you in January - promise!