Well, it’s no longer March but I plan on finishing what I started! If there’s one thing I’ve learned as I’ve gotten older it’s that you have to adapt in life. You can plan things all you want but sometimes it doesn’t quite work out how you expected!
Unless something comes up, I’ve finished filling in as a teacher’s aide now and have time to write again. So I’m just going to pick-up where I left off.
First I wanted to share my progress of that Week 1. My goals were to try to carve out time for fitness and to get in more water throughout my day. I’m happy to say I accomplished both!
I started off using the heavier housework as the exercise time–even doing things like shoveling snow one day! You gotta love when you can get in some exercise, fresh air and playtime with the kids all in one. But I’m learning to carve out that exercise time because it’s so important! The great thing about exercise is that it gives you the energy you need to do other things. So while it may take up 20-30 minutes of that particular day, it might give you a boost of energy to get other things done faster!
As far as the water, here’s how I was successful at getting it in. I found a glass that held 2 cups of water and tried to remember to fill it up 4 times daily. I used meal times as my gauge. Each time I’d sit down for a meal, I’d finish off the water I had left and refill it again. The fourth glass I’d squeeze in between a little before bedtime and first waking up. It’s kind of an easy way to keep track of how much you are drinking, too.
So moving on to Week 2:
FITNESS GOAL – My goal for this week is to find a new exercise that I actually find fun and work it into my day. I’ve had luck in the past with dance DVDs or the Zumba Fitness for Wii but I know that the only way I’ll stick to exercise is to keep switching things up. So now I’m moving on to Tai Chi. I’ve only done the warm-up and first segment of this one so far. I love that it’s filmed by the water and the whole DVD just has this calming feel to it. That’s exactly what I need right now! We’ll see how the rest of the week goes!
HEALTH/FOOD GOAL – Over the last year, I’ve been doing my best to teach my kids, now 4 and 6, about eating healthy. We’ve found some fun ways to learn, that I’ll share with you, and I’m continually thinking of more ways. This week, I want to sit down with them and get a list of their favorite healthier food options and make us an “available snack chart” for our wall. I think this will come in handy when they ask what they can have for a snack throughout the day. I think it will also teach them about making healthier choices.
So that’s the round-up of what I’ve accomplished so far and my plans for Week 2. Again, I’m sorry for the delay but we’ll just keep moving forward! 🙂