Nov 11, 2013

Intentionality and My Ever-Changing Schedule

I love routine just as much as the next person. And if there is anything I've learned on the Smaller Sarah path, it's that I have to make time to do the hard work of exercising and eating healthfully. But the past 6 weeks of my life have been an experiment in flux and shift.

I have two more weeks left of my Tabata Bootcamp series at PFLH. I'm of two minds about this process. The first is that I love the 30 minute workouts and I, of course, love being in class with Malory. The second is that the extra effort it takes to go online and do all of the little videos and update my food journal is too much for me at this point. I'm an in-person kind of gal and the online stuff, while interesting and helpful when I do it, just becomes another hanging task that makes me feel behind-the-ball and guilty. So, in these last two weeks, I'm going to be as present as I can in class and let the other stuff go.

As I said, this fall has been a game changer for my schedule, and one that I've been looking forward to for a while. With both of my boys finally in school, my mornings are productive and full. I am working, writing, painting and connecting with editors, clients, publishers and friends who are helping me launch my freelance career. These hours are very precious to me and I have been protective of that time. As for exercise, I seem to be having far more success right now just lacing up my shoes and heading out the door for a run. Its easy and freeing and I can do it whenever I have time during the day.

This isn't to say that I won't be taking group fitness classes as I move forward. I love them and can't go without them! Besides... I have a half marathon to run in three months! When the Tabata Bootcamp series is over, though, I'm probably going to re-tool my mornings so that my workouts don't cut into that precious time between 8-11am when my boys are in school and I am free to work from home. As always, my life is an experiment in "making it work".

Mallory and I getting strong at Tabata Bootcamp Class!

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