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Monday, April 18, 2011

Achy Legs and A Balanced Life

I’m a girl who really likes a daily schedule.  I live by a to-do list, and I love the feeling of knowing that I have accomplished all of the things on my daily to-do list.  One of the reasons I like a schedule is because it helps me keep a balanced life.  I think balance is really important.  It’s important for me to make an attempt to try to keep my life well balanced physically, spiritually, mentally and emotionally.  Lately, I have been failing at the physical part of my ideal balanced life.  I'm sure that's because I willingly cut out that part of my life if I am having a busy day.  I'll just let you all know now that I hate working out.  I really, really do!  I have never been athletic, but as I have aged I have realized the health benefits to daily excercise even though I despise it!  Ideally, my Monday through Thursday schedule involves an early morning workout at the gym where I do a quick twenty minute circuit on the weight machines, and then I walk two miles on the treadmill before getting ready for work.  It’s not a hard core workout, because I’m not a hard core work out kind of girl.  It’s just enough of a workout to wake me up and get my heart rate going.  By I’m at work, then I get the girls ready for school, drop them off at school and drive to the park where I take a two mile walk.  By I’ve been up for five hours, and my day is just beginning.  Like I said, that is my ideal morning schedule, but the past few months that schedule has not been realistic.  Unfortunately, the past few months I've been hit and miss at the gym, and sicknesses, bad weather, and busy schedules have made my morning walk nearly impossible.  I’m pretty sure that since we got back from our cruise in early January, I have been to the gym an average of once a week if that. Winter really gives me absolutely no motivation to wake up and work out.  Today was the first day in a long time that I was back to some kind of normalcy in my ideal daily schedule, and let’s just say that as I am writing this post the achy muscles in my legs are making me very aware that it has been too long.  That's pretty sad since my daily routine isn't really difficult.   I really hope that I wake up this week with an overwhelming feeling of motivation to get back to my old routine even if my legs aren’t feeling the motivation!

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