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).
Work out first thing, then have breakfast (shake) and then can have coffee if still desired. I would like to quit coffee again.
Morning routine from Flylady
Workout before lunch, then have lunch (shake) and start afternoon routine of rebooting laundry, etc.
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!