Sunday, March 24, 2013
We read about it all the time here on SparkPeople - that we're able to fit fitness into our days. Ten minutes here, ten minutes there - it all adds up. And they are words said and written by people who either don't have children and full time jobs or where fitness is their full-time job. I don't fit into either of these groups.
Sometimes, my life gets incredibly busy. Sure, sometimes my life is regular and routine and I can schedule in a workout. But sometimes it isn't. I have a demanding job. If I don't deliver at certain times, I'm in trouble. I also have three children and when they need something, I have to be there. Last, we take in foster dogs and sometimes I have to schedule people to visit or me to bring the dog. Or to the vet or what-have-you.
Last year, I really struggled with fitting in a fitness routine into my busy times. So I would do it, then not get enough sleep or eat and I would get sick. Then I'd have to stop everything for a couple of weeks until I got healthy. Then, getting back into the fitness and diet routine is really hard. After several failed attempts like this one, I learned that this isn't the thing to do. If I don't have time to exercise - then I'm going to let it go. Still eat right, but let the exercise go. This way, I won't get sick. And I'll be able to get back into the exercise routine when my schedule evens out again.
I know it's not ideal, but it's where I am.