BFL: Advanced Time Management

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Begin day at 6:00 AM.
Shower, dress, wake children.
Apply make-up, breakfast, children to bus, self to work.
5:30 PM arrive home.
Help with homework, housework, dinner.
9:00 PM
(And just try to take it from me.)

I'm honing my time-management skills. I'm slowly (VERY SLOWLY) finding what works for me. My last attempt at exercising when I got home was quickly overthrown by the natives. They just weren't interested in Tae Bo. They wanted mommy to help with Math.

So one week ago today, I joined a gym near my work. I've actually been able to make it to workout 4 straight (planned) work-out days. If I make it today (and nothing is around to stop me), that will be 5 complete, consecutive, planned work-outs. That is a record.

I'm also feeling really good lately. Helping kids with homework, doing housework, all the boring monotonous crap, it hasn't been bothering me. I can't say it's FUN, but it's not overwhelming me like it used to. I have no idea what changed inside, but when we didn't get all the laundry done on Sunday, I didn't even care. We just finished up the next day and it fit in with everything. It wasn't a mad dash, it wasn't rushed. Seriously, it's like time has ceased to be my enemy. I don't think I fit more in, it's just more like it's not a fight to fit it in. I totally can't explain it.

MAYBE it's the knowledge that I fit in a workout and it's all-around less stress because it's one less thing to do when I get home? If you think about it, 1 hour is a lot of time to have free in the evenings. So I guess, not only did I take the stress away, I really did add time to my day.


No wonder I feel so much more relaxed!!!
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    How wonderful to have found such a great solution for your exercise. Keep up the good work!
    I'm happy for you that you are less stressed! That sounds wonderful.
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