Tuesday, January 07, 2014
I had someone comment on my Spark page asking about my status which talked about revamping my fitness plan. I began the following response to her, but in the midst of it, I had an "a-ha" moment that I wanted to share...
To answer your question, I began teaching preschool 4 days a week this past fall and my exercise just disappeared. I kept trying to get up and run before school--I have 2 children (6 & 8) who are at 2 different schools, meaning 3 school schedules to coordinate. I discovered I'm not enough of a morning person to get up consistently at 5, so it just didn't happen. Enter the new plan:
On Mon and Thur as soon as parents pick up their kiddos, I head to my gym, which is an aquatic center, for my cardio heavy workouts. I am doing one day of swimming laps and one day of HIIT on the treadmill and stepmill. My DH is working from home on those days and I had to swallow my pride to ask for help for him to be there when DD gets off the bus...
Did you catch it? It was there in the last sentence. "I had to swallow my pride and ask for help"...I am one of those people that tries to do and be everything to everyone. Why is it so hard for me to ask for help? Hmm. I thought about this for a while. I think that it's because, in this instance especially, I am asking for help so that I can do something for ME. Whoa. Why shouldn't that be okay? Do you know how much BETTER I've been for my family since taking this time for me? It amounts to about an hour and a half a week.
The kicker is, DD is 8 and comes home and starts her homework right away. She doesn't really even have an impact on DH being home. Why did I feel guilty asking?
I think I've found my New Year's Resolution...ask for help when I need it and don't feel guilty about it!!
Be well my friends! Have a great one!