Have you ever had one of those weeks? You know the ones. On top of your normally busy life, a couple of out of the norm or unexpected things come along. This week is insane. The boys’ annual physicals (that I booked 6 months ago) were yesterday. Two meetings (that I’ve been pushing for)finally came through this week. My boss has me doing a training for him (and I’m a little nervous). None of these is a huge deal, but to have them all fall in one week has made this one of those weeks where the only way to get everything done is to either skimp on sleep or skimp on working out.
I’m not skimping on working out.
Sunday night I sat down with my calendar and figured out my plan for the week. My workouts are marked on my calendar, right alongside my work meetings, appointments, and actual projects.
It looks something like this:
Monday: Kids at home = workout when Beer Geek gets home (done. 3.8 miles barefoot on the treadmill)
Tuesday: Grocery store, run, work, annual physicals for the boys, 1.5 hours with them at the park (done. 5.5 miles in vibrams)
Wednesday: Half day of school, yoga, work, playdate for S
Thursday: Long Run, major grocery shop for weekend event, meeting at school, chiro, Cub Scouts
Friday: Run, work, work meeting, another meeting, collapse exhausted on the couch
Crammed in around that are all my normal chores and responsibilities, plus getting ready for the Pinewood Derby this weekend and friends coming over Saturday night.
What’s my point? In the past, I would have dropped the yoga class or dropped a run. But I’m loving that fact that I ran 20 miles barefoot or in vibrams in the last 5 days, I’m about to take my third yoga class in a row, and that I hit the gym for an easy bike ride on Friday (where I was entertained by watching the fire department guys play basketball). I’ve done some form of workout for at least 30 minutes every day since December 1.
The question is: how long can I keep this streak going?
11 thoughts on “It’s all about priorities”
You'll keep up the streak as long as you're determined to 😉
Definitely a busy week, but looks like you're getting a workout just getting through the day! I love how you're focused on getting your workouts in and finding the balance. That's what will fuel you to get through the busy week! I have faith you can keep this up for a long time!
I love that you're committed to your workouts. I agree with tara that you'll keep it up if you're determined too!
great job. keep up the momentum!
Our last week was like that, too. I'm glad this week is calmer. I also like to write out my plan each Sunday… nice work getting it all in!
You are doing awesome! And here I was going to skip my workout today because I have so much to do. (I might still skip it) Thanks for the motivation!
I'd be skimping on sleep too – just because stress makes sleep very difficult in my bed. And exercise is such a great remedy to stress. Hope the meetings go well for you.
Whew – that's an exhausting schedule! Hate it when things hit all at the same time, but you're getting through it beautifully.
Great job! You are on a roll!
Great job on the streak…you are living my goal when it comes to consistency. Just wanted to give you a heads up I am tagging you in my post Friday, hope you can participate.
Im having one of those weeks too. Thanks for the reminder to keep up the workouts. What I find gets sacrificed at busy times is the shower. Oops. Well, I'm fit and smelly.