It has been an interesting week so far. It should be a happy week – everything is winding down. Swimming lessons finished last Wednesday, the dance recital was on Saturday, yesterday was Kaitlyn’s last piano class and today Eileen finishes Sound Play (her speech therapy class). Some how I don’t have that happy relaxed feeling. This happens every year – we get done with all our activities and don’t know what to do with ourselves. Now don’t get me wrong, I have plenty of things to do, but it is just not the same as our day to day routine. Monday and Tuesday were difficult, but Gord returned home from China last night and it is a perfect spring day today. Kaitlyn got on the bus and I loaded the two smaller ones in the double jogging stroller and went for a run.
I have been trying unsuccessfully to get in an exercise routine all winter without much success. I am finding it so much harder with three kids than 2 to try and find sometime for myself. Gord bought us an elliptical trainer in the winter and it worked for a bit but there needs to be someone to watch the kids or they need to be sleeping. I do make it to yoga once a week, my sanity hour, and I did teach my Baby Bootcamp and Family Fitness classes throughout the winter so I am getting some activity – it is just not as much as I would like.
Yesterday when I was browsing facebook I came across a blog from Kristina from one of my favourite shows Anna & Kristina’s Grocery Bag. It is a very simple concept – exercise every day! As today is June 1st I am going to take this challenge for the month of June. The only extracurricular activity the kids have right now is Saturday morning soccer so this should be an easier month to manage this task. I have come to the conclusion that the key to my success is time of day. If I leave it until the evening to exercise it won’t happen, by the time the kids are in bed I am way to tired to exercise (with the exception of my once a week yoga class).
So today’s run went well. Running won’t work every day because I only have a double jogger and I don’t think Kaitlyn could last that long on her bicycle (when she is not in school) so Tuesdays and Thursdays are going to be my tougher day. I will keep everyone posted on how it goes.