Wednesday check in….the words that strike fear in many of us. It’s that day of the week that we have to jump on the scale and come face to face with what we have or haven’t done to further our weight loss efforts over the past week.
I have a new idea about this weigh in thing. How about if we just try keeping it calm? Good or bad, what’s done is done. We can’t change it. What we can change is how we approach next week and the next weigh in.
I go back to work today after having the summer off. I’m back to chasing my adorable preschoolers around all day. I truly love my job, but going back to work requires a whole new routine as far as fitness goes.
I have spent my summer taking long walks around town and down the beach. There are few things more calming to me than walking. It is my “me” time when I can sort out the world’s problems and my own in the time it takes to walk five to seven miles. That has been my average walk most of the summer. Being gone eight hours a day for work will not leave me the kind of time I need to keep up those numbers. It makes me sad because I have really enjoyed these walks.
Normally, I would have already been stressing about what I was going to do about my walks. Lucky for me, one of things that I have been thinking about on my walks was giving up stress. I’ve really been working on keeping it calm with “it” being anything and everything in my life. It was hard at first, but it is getting easier. I’m by no means a pro at it. It still takes lots of work trying to undo years of stressing over every little thing.
I had a plan in place as I woke up this morning. It is my plan for the school year and I think it is going to work.
1. Wake up at 5:15 and be working out by 5:30 for 30 minutes. I can be done and in the shower by 6:10 and out the door by 7:15.
2. Home from school by 3:30 and out the door for no less than a three mile walk by 4:00. I will save the long walks for Saturday and Sunday.
This is my plan for keeping it calm in the new school year. Leave me a comment and tell me your plan for keeping it calm in the coming week and if you feel like it, let us know how you did in the weight loss department.
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