5/22/13

Weighty Wednesday -- Finding a Routine

Periodically, I find that my normal routine is shot to H-E-double hockey sticks. It happens. It could be the weather. It could be family. It could be errands. It could be a combination of the above.

This week you might think it has to do with the weather--tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, etc. But you would be wrong.

I knew this week would be rough three weeks ago.

Today is my daughter's last day of finals. School was out last Friday, but they have reverted to a finals schedule for three days this week. 9 AM - 12 PM. Two tests in the morning for three days. And driving time is roughly 20-30 minutes ONE WAY, depending on traffic and accidents.

Today is the last day.

I have to drive her to school -- since it's later in the morning, the hubs can't do it -- get some errands done and take a shower, and then I go back to get her.

Today is even crazier. Pick her up to take her to a pool party after school, then another mom will pick her up for a sleep-over birthday party, but I have to take the kidlet's overnight stuff to the other house.

Tomorrow will be a mess with taking my mom to the beauty shop, driving BACK across town to pick the kidlet up, and BACK again to pick my mom up from the beauty shop! All of this driving will happen between 8:45 and 10:15.

*Note to self: FILL THE CAR WITH GAS!

Oh, I suppose I could be walking at 6:30 in the morning, but then I wouldn't be writing this blog, now would I??

And with all kidlet's studying, she hasn't been going to swim practice, thus my second venue for walking is gone until Thursday night.

I'll get back on schedule. I always do. Besides I thrive from my walkies, and not doing them makes me sad. It's my thinking time. This is how I solve the great mysteries of live . . . or maybe just plot out my next picture book.

I see Friday as being my first day back to a routine schedule, but then again, Memorial Day weekend is coming up and I foresee a little bit of traveling in my future.

I'll have to fit my walkies in when I can.

And so should you.

Having a routine is wonderful. But sometimes life gets in the way and we need to MAKE the time for exercise.

If you don't have the time to walk for an hour or go to the gym, then keep moving---clean the house, walk up and down the stairs numerous times, pick weeds in the yard, mow the lawn.

The key is to keep moving. No you probably won't get any aerobic activity from these items, but you also won't be sitting on a chair with a remote in one hand and a bag of Jalapeno Cheetos in the other, will you?

Later, Peeps!

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