I’ve been looking back at the goals I set out to accomplish this year and seeing where I stand with about 3 1/2 months completely gone from the year. Since the beginning of the year a lot has changed in our family situation, but that doesn’t mean I am going to throw out my goals for the year. Each day I need to be conscious of what I am doing in order to reach those goals.
Now that I am working full time, I need to find ways to be active and work out that don’t require a huge time commitment. I really don’t have hours on end to workout in a traditional sense right now. I also need to spend time with my son, both for school assignments and for fun. I was talking with him this past weekend about things we could do together and he suggested that we go to the apartment complex fitness center and then to the clubhouse to play pool. When he first mentioned this, I mentally cringed! I don’t want to spend my precious few hours going to play pool… and I don’t want to spend those precious few hours doing a workout with my 12-year-old son. But, I woke up and realized my child just asked me to go workout with him! Meaning, we are both burning calories and getting more fit! HELLO!!! Yes, this takes care of both spending time with him and working out! When we are done with our workout then we can play a couple of games of pool and try to improve our miserable game. Honestly, how could I say no? I am fortunate that he still wants to spend time with me!
Going forward, our game plan will be to workout and play pool together on my days off and when he doesn’t have karate. On the rest of the days, he will use the punching bag in our garage to get a good sweaty workout. On weekends, I am training for my sixth Susan G. Komen 3-Day, so I will be walking. Weekends that I am working, I will get in as many miles as I can before going to sleep and going back to work. I’m also trying to spend a little time with my son during the weekends, so that he doesn’t start going stir-crazy.
I seem to be doing pretty well with the eating aspect of this, but it’s been a challenge to eat my veggies. I definitely have to work harder on that aspect, as well as not buying and eating ALL.THE.CANDY! Cheap candy is a hard temptation to resist in the middle of the night!
It’s a huge adjustment for our family, but we are beginning to work out some of the kinks.
How do you adapt to what life throws at you so you can continue working on your goals? Share them so I can glean from your wisdom and experience!