For someone who is a planner and does well within and with structure, I have come to realize and have to own up to the fact that for the past month of so, I have consistently been consistently inconsistent!! Case in point….I started this post 8 days ago!!!!
This is really hard for me and I am feeling all kinds of out of sorts because of this. In review of my day-to-day schedule, my workout schedule and my blogging schedule, none of these have shown any consistency.
My day to day schedule:
During the school year, I am religious at getting to bed on time, getting up then the alarm goes off, getting up, working out, getting the kids breakfast and lunches ready, getting the kids and myself ready and heading out the door for school.
The luxury of later starts in the summer has TOTALLY messed up my schedule and I can’t seem to break out of it! Instead of lights out at 10, I am up watching Netflix. Instead of getting up when the alarm goes off, I am hitting snooze more than 2 times. By hitting snooze, I then have less time to workout and most times forgoing it all together. The kid’s breakfast/lunch and dressing routine is still there-otherwise they would starve and be naked-lol, however, our time for leaving the house gets later and later everyday!
My workout schedule:
At the beginning of the summer, I planned to reduce my running to 2 days a week and doing 3-4 HIIT workouts a week. I thought this would be a good switch up from the half marathon and weight training schedule through the winter and spring. I started out strong and consistent and then something happened……I actually don’t know what but I have consistently been inconsistent. On average since the middle of June, I have run maybe 5 or 6 times and have completed less than 10 HIIT workouts. I do have to say, when I have worked out, I have done well and given 100% but the scheduling….not so much!
My blogging schedule:
This summer, I had actually decided to step back from the ‘stress’ of blogging. When I say stress, I had to reflect on why I started blogging and what I wanted to get out of this. At this time, blogging for me is a virtual diary. I love sharing my thoughts with others, getting ideas and motivation from others and having an overall sense of community. I was starting to feel ‘stressed’ to be like other bloggers, ‘stressed’ to post everyday, ‘stressed’ over my stats (views, visitors, etc.) and it was making blogging less fun and therapeutic for me. With that my blogging became consistently inconsistent with many days in between post and ideas and many drafts but less published posts. I am going to continue to use the summer to figure out what I want out of my blogging at this time and hopefully that will help me be a bit more consistent.
As the month of August is right upon us, I hope to get back to being consistent in all aspects of my life. I am starting today by getting back into yoga-I have a class at 12 and I have scheduled my classes for the month of August. This month will also begin my 1st Fall half marathon training and I am sure that will help me get back on a consistent schedule and feeling a bit more together.
I have to admit that although being inconsistent drives me a bit batty, I have enjoyed the looseness and the flexibility and the ability to slow down just a bit.
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Have you ever been consistently inconsistent? How does that make you feel? How did you get back on track?
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