May was a rough and tumble kind of month. June is a whole new animal and I have planned to tackle her and make her a house kitten. How you ask? Planning.
My daughter is starting pre-school today. Sob. She loved going to MOPS twice a month. She was ready. I’m not ready but she is so who am I to stand in her way. She will be going twice a week and today is in the same class as two of her best friends. This leaves me two days a week to finally get around to tasks I’ve been avoiding for two years because they are just too darn hard with a toddler. Dr. appointments. Hair appointments. Sewing. Cleaning. Going the bathroom in peace. Suddenly the weight of all these growing to do lists can be lifted off my shoulders! I decided to make a plan to make this summer as productive and fun as possible.
First, I listed all my workout possibilities.
Picked one activity a day.
Monday – Zumba
Tuesday – AM – Stroller Strides followed by Toddler and Mommy yoga PM – Run Club
Wednesday – Zumba or Stroller Strides
Thursday – Run
Friday – Stroller Strides
Saturday – Run
Sunday – Family Fun Day walk/hike/swim
Pounding the Pavement
Second, I combined all my to do lists. Items on multiple lists got pushed to the top.
Making doctor appointments for eyes, gynecologist, skin and dentist.
File the bills from the past year.
Watch Genetic Roulette and blog about it.
Third, I listed little tricks to make these workouts happen.
The night before do everything possible: set out our clothes, pack the diaper bag, load car with necessary items (stroller, zumba weights).
Go to bed at a decent time.
Make my breakfast muffins for the week so mornings can be a no brainer.
Hopefully with all my planning I can get back on track to lose weight, be productive and improve myself and my blog. How do you plan for success? Do you have little routines you have made up to help yourself? One tip I got from the book, The Happiness Project, is if it takes less than a minute do it immediately. If I’m bringing in the mail, it takes less than a minute to open it up and place in recycling/shredding or in the bill pile. This seems so silly but once I started making myself do quick tasks I noticed it made a big impact.
The middle row had a plan and is going places just like me.
The Weekly Weigh-in:
I am up .2 pounds from the time I last weighed in a whole month ago and part of it was on vacation. Pretty good to not be going up while I am not putting out my 100% effort. I have a plan in place so I hope to see it going down again!