Wow, it has really been a while since I've written a blog post! And this is my first on the new site! For those of you that were previously reading my posts at Who's got the thyme?, it's been over five months! Well, I'm back. I've spent the past few weeks creating this snazzy website (no small feat for us technically challenged types!) and working on other Health Coaching related projects (online coaching program will be ready soon- yay!). The last two weeks seemed especially busy with work, and the coaching projects, kids having practices, games, open house, concerts and what not. With Mother's day on a Sunday, we skipped the weekly meal planning/grocery shopping (never a good thing) and due to all the craziness I missed a couple of my favorite classes at the gym and struggled to find time to get a good walk in.
Now it's not like this is the first time that life has "gotten in the way" and it's not at all unlike what I hear from people all the time, "I don't have time to exercise" or "I don't have time to cook meals". I see perfectly how and why people feel this way but the trick is to just reign it in when things seem to get out of control. There is time, you just need to create it and prioritize. I think having awareness is the first step. If it's on your mind and you know you need to change things up you can start making a plan to get you there.
I am willing to bet that there is time somewhere in your day, or at least most days to get active, even if it's just for 10 or 20 minutes at a time (that counts you know!). Since my family's schedules will continue to be full through the end of the school year (here that's not until the end of June), I'm having to get creative myself. My daughter's soccer games are now at the same time as my favorite class on Wednesday nights (boooo!). Because she has to be at the field 30 minutes early, I guess I have time to walk for 30 minutes on Wednesdays before her game. It's not as fun as class and I surely won't be working as hard but soccer season won't last forever! The point is, if you have time when you're sitting around in limbo (waiting for a game to start or waiting while your kid is at practice or whatever) take advantage of it!
Everyone is busy, even some of the fittest, healthiest people out there. It's all about priorities and sometimes we just need to remind ourselves of what is important. A week of shoddy exercise and a less than ideal meal plan isn't going do do any damage, but when we let that continue week after week, that's when we get ourselves into trouble. So, take note of what's happening, make the time, and give that time the importance you give to your other daily obligations. It won't be long before you reap the benefits of more movement and healthier eating.
The Who's got the thyme blog posts will be on this site from now on and I have some really good food to share with you (just because I haven't been blogging, doesn't mean I haven't been cooking and eating!) so come back for more!