Ahh….Catching Up

Yesterday I was finally able to catch up on our laundry.  Like I said in my post on Tuesday it’s been so crazy around here that things were falling to the wayside.  It was driving me crazy.  
On top of that, due to a work commitment, my husband will not be able to attend a function with us next week and I was pretty upset about it.  Welcome back to military life.  
Although, he was gone a lot while in school too..so welcome back to our ‘real life’, I guess..  🙂  I knew this was going to happen, but we’d been planning this one thing for a while and he just found out recently he couldn’t join us.  I think on top of how busy we’ve been that was the last straw.  I was emotionally spent trying to keep up with everything and then I crumbled a bit.  
So, Tuesday I knew I had to let something slide a little to catch up on my household and allow me some emotional space to deal with him being gone again.  Allowing myself to not stress about workouts or perfectly healthy meals took a load off my mind.  I missed the exercise very much, which also stressed me out until I told myself, “IT’S OKAY, LEAH!”
I felt much better yesterday and today I was able to get to the gym after taking the kids to school.  
Speaking of the trip to the gym…someone mentioned I needed to be flexible with my workouts.  I actually was, getting some DVD workouts in last week later in the days, but it’s been THAT busy where I didn’t even have the extra 30 minutes for that without letting something else slide..like the laundry and clutter and practicing at home for the event next week.
When I decided to let the exercise slide for a day or so and got caught up on the laundry and other household stuff I felt much better and now have time to exercise.  whee!  
It’s funny how all of this requires balance and when we keep our priorities in order and allow ourselves to flex away from the “normal” schedule once in a while it’s okay.  We adjust and then get back with the program as soon as we can.   It’s always easier to tell someone else that than to do it myself.  But when I did..
…aaahhhh….. 
I hope you’re all having a good week and I’ll check back in tomorrow with my weigh-in.  
p.s.  We also have a mouse in the kitchen/laundry room…ARGH.  He’s a sneaky one and the hardest one we’ve ever had to catch, which I WILL catch because he’s been seen in and out of my pantry.  darn thing!  I have like four sticky traps out and some D-Con out too…mice & rats…they are only cute in Ratatouille!! LOL
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4 Responses to Ahh….Catching Up

  1. Lori says:

    You need to get a cat for mousing!

    When I get super, super busy, I actually make lists of what I need to get done and do a give and take. I fit in the exercise always and sometimes it is doing body weight squats or the like while doing laundry or setting a timer to get up and walk for 5 minutes. If I have to go upstairs, I will do the set of stairs twice. Doesn't take long to do these things, but it adds up over the course of a day.

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  2. Leah says:

    I never think to do those little bits throughout the day. Thanks for the ideas, Lori.

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  3. Leah says:

    Oh, and hubby would kill the cat…doesn't like pets. After a week of this I'd like a cat right now. 😛

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  4. A workout doesn't have to be 30 minutes to count Leah! You can do 10 minutes here or there. Medical research shows that it is almost as effective as 30 minutes of solid exercise! Not that I think taking days off here or there is a bad thing, because it sounds like you are finding your own balance. For me though, exercise relieves some of life's stress.

    I'm sorry your hubby has to miss the event. I grew up in a military family and know how hard that life can be on the family. Hugs to you!

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