5 Minutes for Me

Making time in your life for you and the things you love to do!

Making Time September 14, 2015

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Now that my kids are getting older, I find bigger changes, with every school year. I’m going to start with a big plus, both girls , set an alarm, get up and get ready on their own without any help from me. What is even more impressive, and quite nice for me is, they are able to do their thing without asking me for help. It is absolutely amazing how much time that saves me each morning. I am able to get ready at a relaxed pace without rushing around and running out the door. I am hope things stay this way because it ready sets such a nice tone for my day. I find I am more relaxed driving and I get to work in a better mood.
Now for my challenge, since the start of school, and cheerleading practice every day after school, I lose 30 to 45 minutes every evening. Instead of going straight home after work every night, I have to first stop and pick up my older daughter. Not that big a deal, I have about 15 extra minutes in between, which is nice if I need to run an errand, and the school is on my way home, still good. The problem is practice runs late every night. I already have a 15 min gap, plus however may minutes extra they run. This is the time I was using to work out every night, and it makes me feel a bit rushed to get everything done each night. Some nights are not as busy as others do the time crunch doesn’t matter much, but when I have a lot to get done in a small time frame, it makes it harder to workout. I hate to miss my exercise so I make every effort to do it, and since I now seem to have a little extra time in the morning, I have been making an effort to get to work a little early and use the gym there, this way if I don’t get to do my Beach Body, I still did something.
I am very excited about starting P90X3 and so far I am loving the workouts, the first few minutes are always the toughest but after that the time flies by, gotta love that in workout. I am determined to keep up with this and no matter how tough my schedule is, or even if I miss a day or to, I plan on staying with it. I can honestly say I like the way it makes me feel, aside from how I look, I am stronger, I have more endurance, more energy, and I am definitely happier and less stressed. Can’t ask for more than that from a 30 minute workout. So basically I’m hoping to get used to this new schedule, and not let it keep me from doing what I want and need to do each night. Here’s to hoping the habit kicks in quick.

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Labor Day September 7, 2015

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This is it, its Labor Day, the summer is over, everyone is going back to school and schedules and structure take over again . I am going to miss the beach more than anything else, I think. We got extremely lucky with the weather and had so many wonderful beach days. That being said, as sorry as I am to leave the beach, the weather is still beautiful, and there are so many fall activities to look forward to and enjoy. We have outdoor activities the next couple of weekends, and then there is pumpkin picking and Halloween to keep us busy.
Honestly the most difficult thing for me to get used to again is the extra running around in the evening with after school sports and activities. I love that the kids have things they enjoy doing, but I have a hard time giving up my time in the evening, after working all day. Now of course I will make adjustments to make my evenings work out for me , but it can be a tough , but worth while adjustment. I usually end up deciding to give up some tv time so that I can get what’s important to me done. I would much rather workout, get my errands done and take care of things around the house, so sitting down and relaxing has to happen later most nights. I need my down so I will jut usually dvr my shows and sit down and start them later. This adjustment won’t take long and will quickly become habit again . So tomorrow takes us back to our “regular ” scheduled, I suppose I’m as ready as I can be for the adjustment. Summer is over and its time to head into the last quarter of the year, so here we go, I know it’s going to be busy. Let’s do this!

 

Last Little Bit of Summer August 31, 2015

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Well, this is it, the last day of August. Summer is pretty much over and the kids are heading back to school this week. I have my girls all set and ready to roll, but I’m not sure I’m ready. I like the slower pace in the summer; I actually have less driving around to do. Now it’s back to after school practices every day and weekend games, stopping on my way home from work and waiting for practice to end before going home to make dinner. I’m so glad I have family to help otherwise I would have to be in two places at once, twice a week one need to be picked up at the same time the other needs to be dropped off. But I guess I’m ready, and routine makes it easy to get into and stay in the groove.

Since the warm weather will be getting cooler I had to get to the beach this past weekend. It was such a nice day on Sunday; it was sunny and warm, perfect for a beach day. We got up and on the road early to avoid traffic, plus we went to Sandy Hook, and that fills up quickly so it’s always better to get there early. The water was pretty warm and surprisingly there was no seaweed or jellyfish. It can be tough to swim in August sometimes because of one or both but not this time. We spent hours in the water. The water was calm and you could walk quite fare before it got deep, so we were pretty fare out swimming and jumping waves. Between that and walking around in the sand I got my workout in. I am wiped out as I sit her writing this, and will probably be in bed quite early. I’m glad we were able to get there just in case it’s the last time for this year. It’s always possible that we will head down again for the holiday weekend, and maybe even hit the board walk in the fall of the weather is nice enough. Anyway it was a perfect day and I’m glad we got it in before school starts.

While I hold onto the last little bit of summer, I am also excited about all the fun things the fall has to offer. Life is good when you make the time to do the things you love with the people you love.

Have a wonderful week everyone!!

 

Tip of the Day August 27, 2013

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