So begins another week. I usually feel quite anxious on Sunday evenings. The anticipation of the week to come can sometimes overwhelm me. I think of all the things that are going to happen, the things that I need to do to feel prepared and the (perceived) shortage of time to get everything done. I know it is mostly in my head, but it certainly feels real on Sunday night.
Planning a week of meals and workouts would go a long way in alleviating some of this anxiety. The problem is that things change so often and quickly, I feel like my planning is sometimes a waste of time. I feel like I need to take on the job as my own personal assistant (does that even make sense?). I need someone to make my schedule, switch things up when they need switching, communicate the changes to my partner and do the housework, homework, life work. Wishful thinking, eh?
What I have come to realize is that I can fill all of those roles myself. Don’t get me wrong, things run pretty smoothly around here. The stress and anxiety are mostly in my head. It’s just that I have added some things to our routine and I have some pretty serious, near and dear to me personal goals that I want to accomplish. I need to have the household stuff run like I plan to make time for my personal goals.
And no, I am not a martyr mom. I know all the talk about taking time for myself, putting myself first, etc… I love taking care of my house and family. I love taking the kids to the rink, dojo, playdate, birthday parties. It’s what I do! I can’t see myself happy if I were to sacrifice my time with the kids to meet my personal goals. I just need to tighten things up to make time for myself, not take time away from the things I enjoy doing for my family.
So let’s try planning this week, shall we? Let’s see how it goes 🙂
Health Plan for the Week
Monday: Yoga Boot camp, 30 min walk, teach yoga
Tuesday: Yoga Boot camp, Weight Watchers Meeting
Wednesday: Yoga Boot camp, At home Barre workout from Shape Magazine.
Thursday: Yoga Boot camp, 30 min walk
Friday: Yoga Boot camp, YTT
It’s a yoga week! I have signed up for a yoga boot camp and I also have yoga teacher training this weekend.
/groan. I do not like meal planning. I have prepped a few things to have ready.
- Slow cooker chicken
- overnight oats
- spaghetti squash casserole
- emergency macaroni
- steamed eggs
- bok choy/mushroom stir fry
- some sort of meal with pork tenderloin
I had a holiday gain at WW this week so here’s to getting back on track!