I haven’t posted here much recently. It’s not because I don’t want to, it’s become a question of time and priorities.
My time seems to disappear. In my quest to do what’s right – for me primarily – I’ve filled up my days with too many commitments.
- At the beginning of the year I vowed to work out first thing every morning. That’s a habit that has stuck!
- Then I decided to do a 100 day challenge where I have to walk at least a mile each day – a deliberate mile. Most mornings that’s part of my required work out. But that means that I can’t just have a day of stretching or weight training, I still have to do the walk. And it’s normally closer to 3 miles than 1.
- But walking and working out weren’t enough to kick start my weight loss so I had to focus on my diet. First place to look was my lunch … so I vowed to bring my lunch to work every day. Which means I have to make said lunch.
- Then spring sprung and there was yard work, so I vowed 30 minutes every evening working in the yard.
- And of course I want to keep up with the house so that was another 30 minutes every evening.
- And the most recent change is avoiding any electronic devices after 8:30 at night. And I’m writing at 8:53 pm as I speak. This is a tough one. After spending my early morning working out, my day at work, and much of my evening doing chores or eating dinner, and some time on sewing projects, there’s no time for my personal computer commitments.
Is it all worth it? I feel good physically after walking every day. My sleep patterns have improved since I’ve been not only exercising regularly but getting away from the unnatural light of devices.
Still, there isn’t enough time for me to do everything I want. Although I would say that I’m doing things right, not half-assed. And maybe it’s better to focus on the big things – movement, sleep and food, and let everything else fall into place.