I have still somewhat struggled with the ideal routine that I have in my mind. It is hard to go from 0 to 60. I am still in transition from a life where I sat in an office all day and HAD to be somewhere at a specific time to a life where I set the agenda. I have so much going on that it is difficult for me to concentrate sometimes.
I’m like one of my dogs. I will be doing something and it’s going great but then OH MY GOD THERE’S SOMETHING OUTSIDE I HAVE TO GO BARK AT IT. Although for me it’s opening my e-mail so I can send something specific and seeing 5 other e-mails and opening them and suddenly forgetting why I opened e-mail in the first place.
For April I am trying to focus on slowing down a little bit and seeing to the task at hand. I am setting up my weeks with priorities and making sure that I get those done before moving on to lesser tasks. I feel like I am making breakthroughs and getting closer to that ideal day that is in my mind. I just have to keep on working at it while having the grace to allow for mistakes and rest days.
I read 3 books in March and lately I’ve done a lot better adding reading back into my daily routine. I am still on track for my goal of 32 if I finish 2.5 books every month for the rest of the year. I could even still conceivably get to 52 books this year if I eke out an average of 5 books per month the rest of the year. That’s a lot but not out of the realm of possibility. I’m currently reading 4 different books…I’m bound to finish them all sometime!
- Farmer Boy by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- On The Banks of Plum Creek by Laura Ingalls Wilder
- The Essential Rabbit by Betsy Sikora Siino
I have plateaued on this. I started strong but then for whatever reason I have really struggled with motivation. And now with a shelter in place order through April 30 I know I can’t rely on the gym.
On Monday I decided to start a walk/run streak. I need to walk/run at least a mile every day until April 30. That will be 32 days when all is said and done. On days that it is raining (since April in Illinois guarantees rain) I can supplement running stairs if I’m unable to get outside. I’m also trying to add in some other workout move when I get home. Sit-ups, push-ups, squats…something.
I remember when nothing could get me to NOT workout. Now I am so the opposite it is sad. But I’m not trying to have a six pack anymore. I just want to be healthy. But hey, 3 days in and I’m going strong! That’s better than most of my streaks have gone.
Shelter in place has somewhat halted my efforts to become a full time dog trainer but it is giving me extra time with my boys. I utilized a few nice days in March to work with them outside and in April I plan to double down my efforts and work with the boys even harder throughout the day as I work out my routine.
I am so ready for my bees to get here! We got all of my hives assembled this month and I am working on getting them all painted.