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An interesting day

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

It’s been an interesting week so far. The kids are on Spring Break so we are having to work around having three kids home during some of our most productive time. Cleaning is harder when your 11 year old is lying sprawled across the living room floor, which is barely big enough to contain his constantly growing form. Working out proved nearly impossible.
I set up my step to use as a bench for strength training and son and daughter immediately plop down and use it as a bench to sit on. Kick them off only to have one of them pick the floor as their new perch. Sorry kiddo, you gotta move, please sit on the sofa. I finally get my space cleared and begin my workout only to have a child plop on my back wanting a “horsy ride”. Yeah, it was interesting, but the other option was to wait until they went to bed and then I run into my own bed time so wound up that going to sleep is difficult. Ugh. Oh well, it did get done, eventually. Tomorrow we will try again and hopefully it’ll be even smoother since it’ll just be videos and no weights will be involved and the bench will be put away too.
It’s been a day of “make do and change the plan to fit the circumstance”. Rain in the morning cancelled a planned run. I could probably have survived the rain without melting or even coming down with anything, but honestly, my workouts have been increasing in frequency and intensity for the last couple weeks and I just wasn’t feeling it. Luckily, there was enough else to do and I did still get in a short walk for a little cardio today. It was a change in plans, not a complete abandonment of them. We planned to be outside and let the kids run while son was in scouts, as has become our habit, but a chilly, chilly breeze sent us scurrying for the indoors after just a few minutes. The girls adapted by getting on the electronic devices we brought along and that slowed down the other things I wanted to get done, but I made do and got more done than I thought I would.
AND, and it’s a big AND, I still got in my “me time”. I snagged enough minutes to soak my tootsies and paint the nails on toes and fingers. Second coats will have to wait until tomorrow, but that’s okay too. I still need to make sure I get my beauty sleep in order to get through tomorrow.
I went a bit over my calories for the day, but a non-nutritious dinner (mac and cheese…ugh…busy day=bad decision) left me hungry in the evening…at least I picked a fruit and a high protein snack to keep me happy until morning. See, a day of adjustments. Tomorrow I have a plan for everything from breakfast to lunch to dinner and for exercise (which does not involve needing the outdoors to complete so if the rain returns it won’t deter me this time) so hopefully tomorrow will be less make do and more make it work!
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    Being able to adapt and adjust is very important when we want to stick with a healthy lifestyle. You are doing great AND evaluating how you can do even better.
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    2670 days ago
    Way to go on finding ways to make it work! Good job!
    2670 days ago
    Way to go. You sound very good at adapting yourself to the situation and keeping your goal in mind. This is an excellent tool. I wish I could get a week off like students do. BGut then I'd be still at school.. and struggling to make end meets.. so no!
    Enjoy your time with your kids & have a good week ☼
    2670 days ago
    Wow, it sounds as if you are very good at changing plans and adapting to unplanned interruptions! AWESOME emoticon
    2670 days ago
    Way to make healthy changes on the fly. Sounds like a productive fulfilling day!
    2670 days ago
    A pretty balanced day Heather, glad you got some pamper time in too!
    Have a great day today emoticon
    2670 days ago
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