In order to make a change, I need to acknowledge how life is now….today….for real. I must not sugar coat it (too many calories), and I should paint as clear a picture as I can in order to successfully move into a healthier lifestyle.
I work. I am a mom. I run a house. I have pets. I have friends. I have family. I have pediatric cancer in my life.
Soooo…all these people and things pull at me in some way. True, they also give back in many ways, but each demand a great deal of time from me.
Get up 5:30am, get ready, get boys ready and head to work – out the house by 7am
Day at work with 20+ students
Tues, Wed, Thurs, – posible after school meetings
Monday – after school, at home with boys, guitar lesson for oldest, homework, dinner, get kids ready for bed, hubby home late
Tuesday – after school either Gildas Club for sibling (Sib) of Cancer Kid (CK) or baseball, homework, dinner, kids to bed, grade papers, plan lessons
Wednesday – usually after school meetings, baseball, homework, dinner, I try to go to a dance class – it’s been four weeks since I last went, School work as needed
Thursday – 6am take CK to Clinic for chemo…get to work…after school Sib goes to therapy, homework, dinner kids to bed, school work as needed
Friday – After school is dedicated to FAMILY NIGHT. Take out and a movie or games.
Housework, laundry, organizing the devastation from the week
Try to hang out with the boys individually in an activity not involving schoolwork
Catching up with family and friends
Shopping for food and essentials
Catch up with any schoolwork needing to be completed
Saturday – swimming lessons and baseball
Sunday – baseball
Busy schedule which includes a 45 minute commute each way to work and back, the boys go to bed at 7pm and lights go out at 8pm – during this time we talk, read and snuggle.
So, when should I work out? How will I juggle the kids’ schedule? Will I make it to a gym? What about a class with a friend?
I have no idea….time to make a plan and see what happens…oh, and I need to revamp the dreadful diet of take-out meals and quick snacks on-the-go!