Wow…it has been awhile since my last post. Summer has really gotten away from me and it has been hard to accomplish everything on my list!
There is so much going on with family, friends, work, exercise and grown up duties. The weekends seem to fly by and I feel like I can never catch up on my sleep or to do list. Does anyone else ever feel like that? I seriously do not know how parents can get everything done. Adam and I only have ourselves and a two year old chocolate lab to worry about.
I think this summer is teaching me to become a lot more patient and accepting of the unexpected. I love my routines and can easily get discouraged when unexpected events come up.
Dead Battery- About a month ago, I went to get into my car on a Saturday morning to drive to the gym to one of my favorite cardio classes when I found out my car battery died. Annoying! Especially in a car that is less than two years old. Well I had to switch plans fast and go for a run outside in the hot humid weather.
Fewer Two a Days- Last winter I was in a pretty intense routine of two a day work outs. An early morning workout and an early evening workout after work. With summer plans, dinner dates, baseball games, work trips and appointments, I had to learn quickly to get the most out of my morning workouts and not freakout if I didn’t have time to workout at night or get a blog post in.
Work Trips- Long work trips with 16-18 hour work days leaves very little time for any personal time, let alone a workout. I try to be extra careful about my eating choices and try to squeeze some sort of exercise in…even if it is a quick 3 mile run.
Unexpected Family Events- Spending as much time with the people who make me happy is very important so when the weather is nice and we get an unexpected phone call to hang out, it is very hard to turn that down.
My point is that there are only 24 hours in a day and I need at least eight of them for sleep. You can’t possibly always stick to your game plan. You have to learn to be flexible and prioritize what is most important. I am also learning it is okay to go off track and stray away from your routine as long as you can always find your way back. Do not get stuck in a bad routine.
Another thing I am learning as I approach my late 20′s is how much happier I am when I surround myself with smart, happy and motivated people. I don’t want to waste energy or time focusing on the negative, watching the boring or listening to the angry. I know I am only going to becoming stronger, smarter and happier by spending time with the most motivated, engaged and determined people I know!
A Few Summer Highlights!
In closing- I am not giving up on my blog. I just simply need to remember to take a breath once in awhile and not stress out about not running, not blogging or having dishes in the sink.
See you soon!