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Thursday, June 28, 2018

So I've realized that without a firm schedule I will procrastinate, forget, or just decide not to do things. I'm going to need a firm schedule for when I get my future service dog, for training, so why not go ahead and start now.

What got me thinking on this is I went to work out, it's after lunch and I got a migraine, or the beginning of one. If I would have followed my work out schedule I would have already walked once today and missing my lunch walk would be no big deal. But my coffee didn't settle right and then I forgot and had breakfast and that didn't sit well, and... too many excuses.

So I'm typing a rough schedule here and I'll expand on it, refine it, tweak it as I go and work it into my Flylady routine as well (while I'm working on it, I'm barely fluttering right now).

emoticon Work out first thing, then have breakfast (shake) and then can have coffee if still desired. I would like to quit coffee again.
emoticon Morning routine from Flylady

emoticon Workout before lunch, then have lunch (shake) and start afternoon routine of rebooting laundry, etc.

emoticon Workout before dinner, have dinner (regular meal), and start on getting kids ready for next day and before bed routine

Now when I say workout, I'm talking about walking on the treadmill for at least 10 minutes, and one time a day for longer than that. I should be cleared to do core exercises tomorrow (I hope). So I can start a strength training routine that I don't have to worry about if it engages my core too much.

I know from when I was in the Air Force that I do better with a schedule. I just need to get started now, have a list and be flexible with it so that if something just doesn't work, I can change it. It's difficult with two kids that don't want a summer schedule, lol. I let them sleep in, but not too late, I don't want them completely thrown off by the Summer. My main thing is that I don't want to have myself so scheduled that I'm not flexible enough for when life throws me a curve ball, like today getting that headache, that I swear is the beginning of a migraine.

So, I'm going to start this tomorrow and work on fitting it into my daily life. I'm also going to try to start training our family dog Pickles every hour or two so that I'll be used to that being in my schedule when I get Hope (my puppy) and start training her. Things will really change once I get Hope. She will need exercise and lots of interaction. I can't wait!

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    Your schedule idea sounds like a perfect fit for you and your scenario. The fly lady is really great! Some of her daily routine can be used as a bit of a low-level workout. Getting dressed from your shoes up, making your bed each day (and maybe for moms checking on or making others), decluttering the hotspot, etc. are all things which can be done with different intensities--making them not just good habits, but workouts. I do best and have my schedule so different days of the week, I'm working different parts of the body (strength training wise) and I see the best results this way--and it is flexible in that I KNOW that I am doing it that day--but not necessarily stuck to a specific time. I've even done them a day early or late, if life tosses me a curve ball. One tip I found that helps is having a quick go-to (celery is mine) for when I need to work out, but I'm also needing something to eat. Celery doesn't ruin my efforts, isn't too heavy on the stomach to digest, is liked well enough to feel like I'm getting some thing worth eating--and shuts up my stomach to get thru the workout until I can make a proper meal. Celery may or may not work for you (I love the crunch and the juiciness of it) but I think having a plan to fall back on which isn't going to ruin the efforts is VERY helpful for when "life happens" if you know what I mean. Best wishes in all that you are doing to improve your health! Cheering you on!
    606 days ago
    Great routine.
    607 days ago
  • NOMI_822
    Sounds like a great schedule!! emoticon emoticon
    607 days ago
    Schedules are a good guideline!
    607 days ago
    Sounds great.i want to do that but under stress and anxiety so much I can't move let alone exercise
    607 days ago
  • EISSA7
    Not only will you benefit from a schedule, Pickles will, as well. Any training you can give the family dog will benefit the new puppy as she will look to Pickles for guidance...a role model of sorts.
    607 days ago
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