Thursday, June 17, 2010

Choices

I'm often asked how I have time for everything I do?  My answer?  Choices, priorities, time management!  I'm pretty good at the first two.  My time management skills could use a little help!

CHOICES:  Insanity and marathon training are taking a lot of my time, but I choose to get my workouts done early.  And when I say early, I don't mean, sunrise, morning dew, birds chirping early.  I'm talking dark, quiet, 'the crack' early.  This allows me the freedom to have my evenings free.  I used to spend the majority of my evenings watching television, but I've given a lot (most) of that up.  My choice is to do more productive things, thus making small sacrifices in order to create big successes for my family's future.

PRIORITIES:  Keeping the balance between family, work and "me time" can be tricky and they often interlap. I don't always do the right thing and often don't give as much time as I should to family. Supportive spouses and children are very important. I'm so fortunate in this regard.  But my son sent me a gentle reminder yesterday about spending too much time on the computer blogging and friending and reading when he needs me. That's an instant shot to the heart and a huge reminder that my family is always first. 

TIME MANAGEMENT:  24 Hours - Work outs - Family + Eating - Job - Sleep = My Typical Day. 
Like I said, I often struggle with this one.  Sleep, unfortunately falls to the way side.  It's something I try to work on, but I'm unfortunately a night owl living in an early riser's world.  The two do not gel...at...all.  Being somewhat organized, creating to-do list, staying on task and following a schedule.  Sounds like an excellent plan!  Now if only I could follow my own advice!


Putting it all together:  Each week, I've been taking an update picture, in hopes of documenting a successful Insanity transformation.  I started using the timer on my camera and found that my little guy was playing tricks on me, craving my attention.  So we've started a little game.  It's been a good way to mix the me time with family time.  
  
INSANITY UPDATE:
Today I finished my 7th week of INSANITY.  It's so crazy how quickly I've gone through this insane workout program.  I had hoped for changes to my body, but didn't honestly think I would have the success I've had.  If you're on the fence and thinking about really improving your life, this is the way to go.  You have to DIP DEEP and your goals will become achievable!

1 comment:

Angie said...

I laughed when I found Jackson! Such a cutie!

Today I gave you an award!
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