I've thought long and hard about how to fit a regular exercise program into my routine, and I've come to the conclusion that I'm going to have to live by a schedule. If you've read this blog for long, you know that I HATE schedules. I thrive on a routine, but I HATE schedules.
However, being a working mom of two kids, a schedule is sorta imperative. As Focus On The Family says, "working moms must delegate their time." So I'm delegating. You may call it scheduling if you wish, but for me, "delegating" is a much better word.
No matter what you call it, I HATE it. I'm such an all or nothing kinda gal, so I'm just a mess if my schedule is outta whack. I do much better with a "routine" because (to me) it seems less concrete. Are you still with me here? I know we're splitting hairs over here, but I'm just telling you what goes on in this mind of mine!
Anyway, I sat down today to make a schedule. It includes designated times for work, working out, household chores, kids activities, and bedtime routines. Honestly, it's more like an organized version of my normal routine.
I have a love/hate relationship with my new schedule. UGH!! I love that it will help me to stay on top of all my responsibilities, and that it will give me uninterrupted time to spend with my kids. I just have a tendency to get bored with a routine. Oh well, it's a small price to pay for sanity. Plus, I can keep a schedule but spice it up with a variety of activities.
Moving on...my friend Sabrina introduced me to cycling last week. I loved it!! I'll share more on that subject later. Until then, I hope you enjoyed my unintended rant this morning.