Tuesday, October 22, 2013
If I can get a coherent blog out today it will be a miracle. My blogging thoughts have completely changed over the course of the day. I think that is partially fueled by an out of whack hormones and partially due to an overly energetic to do list. When my list gets overwhelming I do the most unproductive thing possible, I shut down. -- In my great juggling act, I just drop all the balls.
I’m not going to set here and list all my responsibilities and tasks – its boring and nothing out of the normal for most people and just the way the cookie crumbles sometimes. There are the unreal expectations we put on ourselves to actually be able to do it all. Many complain about the fitness motivational movement to use models with bodies most of us don’t have the genetics for, but what about the ‘You should be able to do it all’ pressure. Clean your house, pay your bills, have presentable kids and spend nothing but quality with them, run a marathon every day, go back to school, work your 40 + a week job grow all your own food and cook everything from scratch! And of course get plenty of beauty rest. (and still have the energy to have ‘quality time’ with your mate). It all brings me back to my largest struggle and one that has probably brought most of us here, finding BALANCE.
This is not the first time I’ve blogged about this, and probably won’t be the last. The only thing I know for sure is, I can’t let fitness or nutrition fall to the side as I deal with life. There is always going to be something – always. Sometimes good, sometimes bad but life keeps us busy.
So I’m going to keep pushing ahead, and I do have a plan for this upcoming week (BL Challenge week is Wed to Tue):
--Get less steps in. Yes I said less. I’ve put this pressure on myself to get a large amount of steps (and a little competitive pressure as well) – but in doing so, other very important exercise is being pushed to the side.
--Focus on Strength & Yoga w/ a balance amount of cardio, regardless of step count.
--Get my home office cleaned up and organized (total disaster right now) – so I have a place to do my homework where my mind can focus on my homework
--Continue to use the planning menu from big oven to take the stress off the nightly – what do you want for dinner (and if I’m asking we don’t normally eat until 8pm).
--Work on homework each evening.
--Go through my mail each evening – even it is just organizing - instead of letting it pile up.
--Take this one day/one week at a time and quit freaking out about what’s left on the list.