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Really struggling this week...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

How do people do it? How do people manage full time employment, raising children, keeping their home livable, keeping up with their fitness goals and still manage to get to bed at a reasonable time? There are not enough hours in my day.
Ah, I've been a bad girl this week. I have hardly walked at all and I have not once done my strength training. The good news is that I am taking it all in stride, but I really need to get myslef back on track. I am going to try to do a bit of strength training each day. 10-15 minutes a day and focusing on one part of the body each day (arms, abs, legs, etc) I am hoping that by breaking it up each day that I will find it a bit more manageable. I will try to get a bit more walking in at lunch time and a few nights a week. Anything is better than nothing. I am still wearing my pedometer and am still stepping a lot each day, but really want to be getting my heart rate up for a sustained period of time.
I am eating well though. I am feeling pleased about that. Ah, until next week...
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    I just came across this quote on another page and thought you might enjoy it. It sure kicked me in the butt though:( I am always saying I don't know how people do it either! I worked full time for four months (with four kids at the time and a husband who drove cross country) and went to school as well. On top of that driving my kids to this or that practice (sports, music, dance, etc.) and tried to keep up the house too...it all seems so impossible. It is simply life, yet this quote really helped me as well:) Enjoy it and don't hit me:)

    "Don''t say you don''t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michelangelo, Mother Teresa, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein."

    - H. Jackson Brown

    4995 days ago
    Stay positive. Stay motivated. The good thing about a struggle: If you are struggling, you know that you are still in the battle. Do not concede the challenge. You can do whatever you put your mind to.

    I think that breaking up your strength training workouts to focus on one body part per day will make your week a bit more challenging, if possible. Hard to imagine, I am sure. But you have to try it to see what works best for your life. Just stay focused. It will pay off.
    5008 days ago
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