The Trouble with "Busy"
Tuesday, June 04, 2013
Ah yes... we are all Busy! It seems when we shift from one season to the next, we have hopes of being more organized and less hectic... we have goals of reprioritizing and getting things right... some times they feel doable and other times they feel oh so loftly!
Here's the deal with me... once again, I am finding myself in a rut... I KNOW what to do - but that @#!$* lack of Follow Through haunts me again, and can so easily pose as "too busy".
You know how that goes...
I need work out - but I am (say it with me...) too busy today. (I'll work out a bit harder tomorrow!)
I should measure this food and check my portions but I'm running late (aka 'too busy') and I'll just take a little bit... I can eye it!
Excuses... Oh - I am good at them! I am not bragging - and I don't like this about myself... but if I feel that I am focused on something 'good' - I can easily push aside/make excuses for skipping a workout, or a dinner plan that requires a bit more prep work.
I have switched my focus on Follow Through from health and fitness to calling and career. I have (re)focused my life over the past year on writing. This is a call I feel strongly about and something I love to do. However - this takes time... like a 'real' job - which to be honest, is new for this Stay At Home Mom... so balancing all that computer/sitting/pondering time that writing takes with an active lifestyle has proven a challenge! I am realizing that I need to take care of me first... and the rest will fall into line! (Oh how many times must we learn and relearn this truth?)
Yes - time is an issue... and there are days that there IS too much on my bossy list of things to do... but I have lived out the benefits of making time for workouts... and felt the release of stress and tension and the reward of health. It's a challenge, sure... but once again - I am up for it.
I miss the harder cardio and the feeling of accomplishment when I finished a tough workout! Yoga and walking have remained consistent - doing both 2-3 times per week - but it is not enough. So this week - I remembered the things I used to LOVE to do on my own (like using my Wii and getting in some Cardio Boxing workouts, or some Dance workouts!) - I have done both to the point of being sweaty and out of breath this week! (Yeah - turns out I missed that too!)
So - this week is filled with all sorts of Graduation festivities... my girlie is graduating high school and that has brought a whole other season to our lives - so I am cutting myself a little slack this week. I will workout this afternoon... and Wed is Yoga, Thursday I will do one of the above mentioned activities or go for a walk/jog on my own, and Friday is my 5+ mile walk with my friend. Next week however - I will FULLY return to Tracking & Measuring all of my food again (and actually eating breakfast when I first wake up!), as well as being a little more present around here. I can't commit the amount of time here that I used to spend, but I will check in once or twice a week - if not in the form of a blog post - on a team or two!
I considered signing up under a new name here - starting over at Phase One. But I didn't want to lose all my friends and groups, etc! Plus - honestly - this long time span in between losing and maintaining and regaining (and losing again!) is all a part of the journey... I don't want to erase it - I just need to learn from it and move on!
So - how about you? How are you staying motivated and on track? How do you overcome "too busy"? What are your goals for the next couple of weeks?