Today's agenda is a full one, even for my Monday happy other personality. I think I may have gotten a little overzealous in my plans for today. Among all the writerly things to tend to (don't even get me started on that), I'm throwing getting back to a regular workout routine in the mix.
Over the summer, it flew out the window. Between the kids and dog, I was lucky to get 3 minutes of undisturbed exercise. I'm no fitness buff. I'm not the type to go off on some healthy living spiel with people. But I do like the feeling of not avoiding mirrors like the plague. And that's about where I stand at the moment. I practically dive into the shower in the morning just to avoid seeing myself.
But now that my lil man started preschool (sighs, where did the time go), getting back to a workout routine is the perfect thing to fill that horrible gap when my kids are in school, and the house is dead silent. Is it strange that I hate that kind of silence?
So as the dawn of another Monday rises over the horizon, I begin the day with doing something I'm not very good at - taking a little me time. A little time to exercise. Me time makes me feel guilty, like I'm being selfish. But as I type, I'm telling myself that it's not selfish if no one is home anyway, and that there's plenty of time to squeeze in everything on the to-do list. The last part may be a little bit of a lie. I really only have a fraction of hope I can rock it all out today. I guess that will be my Madness part, actually getting it all finished. But, at least I'll be getting a workout in. Music going, sweat dripping, lift until my muscles burn kind of workout. One that won't involve anyone needing help wiping, not knowing where something is, screaming because someone won't share, and no dog barking at me constantly. Oh, wait, I didn't get rid of the dog. Change of plans, make that really loud music. You know, to drown out the barking.
And with that, I'm off to to start what surely will be a chaotic day. But a productive, healthy, to-do list ass kicker day. Wish me luck!
What about you guys? What do you have in store for today? Any new plans? Just hoping to survive the day?