Tuesday, September 1, 2009

A Change Up

One thing I've been really struggling with is balancing my day with the kids now in school. Blogging has been pretty difficult too lately.

It's been a tough 5 weeks since the boys started kindergarten...Still learning the whole "time budgeting" thing with homework to contend with each weeknight. Shouldn't be too hard on ourselves in wanting our kids to get in a set routine Monday - Friday.

Right when you're used to getting things done at certain times of the day - here comes a curve ball 4 1/2 years later.

You either take the dive and face it full on...or just find excuses why you dont. And if you don't..man up and face the consequences.

I'll take the dive.

And just like exercise...you either just do it...or find excuses why you didnt. Bottomline: change programs up periodically. Too much of one thing isn't always the best answer for results.

I'm already contemplating if working out in the morning is still to my advantage with the kids schedules as they are...I'm already considering giving afternoon workouts a try once again before going home - at my work gym. My whole "get it done in the morning" thing is only because I dont have to think about working out when I get to work and I can spend time at home with my family in the afternoon.

We'll see...I did a 10 am workout today. I'm shooting for an early bird workout tomorrow.

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7 comments:

Roundballnz said...

Andy,
While in an ideal world we will all workout about the same time ,consistently.

But we don't LIVE in the ideal world, LIFE throws curve balls been them live changes with Kids, families work.

a great skill is to know when you need to adapt ...

Smoketheblowfish said...

Andy I know where you're coming from. Nearly 3 years ago when I started this change/transformation, I ran into the time thing/problem. I'm away from the house from 7am-6pm and have a nine year-old daughter. I told my wife that I didn't have any time to work out unless I did it at night....there was no way I could/would sacrifice time with my family. Hence the 5am sessions. You gotta do what you gotta do, but you must keep your priorities straight.


later, MikeZ

Andy said...

Great words of advice, Mike. It's been an adjustment for both my wife and I and thanks for the support and wisdom. Still have a fairly young family as you know - and you're right: it's a never ending learning process!

Andy said...

Great words of advice, Mike. It's been an adjustment for both my wife and I and thanks for the support and wisdom. Still have a fairly young family as you know - and you're right: it's a never ending learning process!

Andy said...

definitely Alex...

Andy

karim said...

Very Good post on Motivation.

Thanks,
karim - Positive thinking

Roundballnz said...

Glad you saw what I was trying to say - seeing that tonight - I can tell I was up far too late playing on the web ...