Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Transition: Working It Out

The only thing that is constant is change. I don't know who the first person was who said that but man, they weren't kidding. Monkey goes back to school on Thursday. He's going to be in shock, starting at 7:45 and all. The poor kid is going to have to get up at 6:15 am, a full hour earlier than he had to get up for preschool. And for the first time, he'll be going to school every day. I have been trying to put him to bed earlier the last several days, but that's not going so hot. I guess he will eventually self-adjust.

And what about poor Mama? I had been working out and running in the mornings before my kids get up. I have been dedicated for the last several months, but I just don't see myself getting up at 5 am. I will have to work out, get ready for work, get the kids ready for school, drop them off and go straight to work. I shouldn't knock it until I've tried it but I have never been much of  morning person and that just seems like it would be pushing it. Just a little.

I am also contemplating going to work in walking clothes, doing a power walk for 30 minutes around my office complex and changing before I head into work. There is also an onsite gym but I don't know if I will have time to get a decent work out, shower and walk into the office before 9am. My 45 minute commute unfortunately eats into any good chunk of time I would have to be productive. bleh. It will be a work in progress, stay tuned.


  1. Good luck! Maybe half of your lunch break you can get a 20 minute power walk in.

  2. I agree, you should try to do a power walk at lunch, if it isn't too hot out!

  3. I'd go at lunch, but I'm not a morning person. If you are then try the morning walk.

    You're so right about the change thing. We're adjusting to our new school schedule (think I need to start making lunches the night before...four meals plus two snacks for two people before seven is more than this nonmorning person likes!) in terms of time on the clock, but even more in terms of both kidlets being in school for the first time. Now, that is a change!

    Hope Monkey adjusts well and that you can rework your schedule to work for you! :>

  4. I admire anyone who can work out in the morning. I tried it once and it didn't give me energy throughout the day, it made me soooo tired.


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