I have 3 teenage children, so we have a busy house! To keep our schedules straight, I bought a composition book. In the beginning of each week, I paste a family schedule into the book. If things changed, we had to write it in the journal. Anything else we needed to communicate could also go in the journal!
Remember to keep journal in a central location!
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Treat yourself with the same respect & commitment that you give to your family or job. You schedule family stuff - soccer, doctor's appointments. You schedule job commitments. Do the same for yourself - schedule your exercise time - & stick to it. You won't find time, you have to make time.
Self care is paramount to finding a healthy lifestyle.
Whether your use an online journal or the old fashion pen and paper, it is the one thing I have done faithfully for the past two years. And with great success. Old fashion journal - has my work schedule, work notes, workout program for the day, food journal, workout results, great quotes, etc.
The best thing! It is all in one place and easy to find. The coolest thing I have learned from this is finding out how much I have improved on cardio and lifting. Where a lift program 6 weeks ago had my heart in a high range for 30 mins. - it is now only in that range for 10 mins. Up the weights
I post this as something that worked for my hubby& myself[having been married 12 years now with one child].When we were engaged,my hubby-to-be bought a 'GETTING READY FOR MARRIAGE "WORKBOOK--How to really KNOW the person you're going to marry by Jerry D.Hardin & Dianne C.Sloan.It has you fill out questionaires about money,sex,attitudes,beliefs,your family backgrounds,family planning & children among other topics. The idea is COMMUNICATION~you each fill out the questionnaires separately...
then DISCUSS THEM! We felt that the "baggage" each person brings into the marriage-especially attitudes toward saving/spending $,to have kids or not and how we each resolve conflict were IMPORTANT ENOUGH to DISCUSS IN DEPTH BEFORE THE "I DOs"! It served as a helpful guide for us & may help others!
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