April Goals - Finding A Routine
Oh routines… they could be so great if only I kept up with them! Hence me making a concerted effort to get my sh** together and make a routine happen. See, what happens during my days is a whole lot of list making and a whole lot of distractions and inability to accomplish anything… see a week in my life. I mean I get some things done, but it’s usually one thing off of my check list and that’s it. Which leaves a longer and longer list every day. I constantly set my alarm, planning to get up early, I keep telling myself I’m going to go to the gym, or do certain chores every day. But none of it ever seems to happen
Before we moved I wasn’t great about the routine thing either, I still was at home with Lilly so my days were wonky. But I was better than I am now. I had set classes I went to at my yoga studio and at the gym, I had days for grocery shopping and laundry. But that has all gone down the drain. We have a new gym, which is (conveniently) my yoga studio too and I’m beginning to find class times I like. But that only JUST started. Nowadays everything is unplanned. This isn’t ALWAYS a bad thing, but I’m the type of person who seems to need a routine… I apparently just found out. I need to wake up and say, “Okay, it’s Tuesday so it’s yoga, ____, and _____ on the agenda”. Instead I roll out of bed, usually when I hear Lilly talking, stumble down to make coffee and her bottle, then lay in bed for an undetermined amount of time and go from there. I MAYBE shower, or do A chore… quite frankly it’s gotten absurd. Hence this whole April goals series.
So, how am I going to tackle all of this?
Honestly I have no clue, but I’m gonna start here:
Wake up before Lilly
This will by far be the hardest for me, but I really do honestly think that if I can get up before her and have time to drink a cup of coffee and do a little bit for my blogging world (social media check in maybe?) then I can start my day off better. I’ve been trying the whole 6 a.m. thing and I’m running into the problem of her waking up at different times every day. So, for now, I am going to stick with waking up at 6 and ACTUALLY GETTING OUT OF BED! Gasp! I know, this seems impossible to me, but you guys are going to keep me accountable!
Eat Healthy and Get To The Gym
As I mentioned in the start of this series I’m headed to Las Vegas for a girls trip in May! Woohoo!! But Vegas means swimsuits, shorts, dresses etc. But even if I weren't’ going to Las Vegas I still have stopped taking care of myself like I used to, and that’s important to me. One of the girls going with me is in the same zone I am so I told her we should work together to eat healthier and to get to the gym more. We’ve set goals of eating better for breakfast, lunch and snacks. Notice the no dinner thing in there? Yeah , that’s because I can’t and don’t diet. That might as well be a foreign language to me. Give me all the carbs and cheese please! I have always been the person that does better with things like this if I don’t deprive myself of things I want. I can’t survive off of a salad for dinner, I just can’t. But we are going to make better choices, more fruits and veggies and better portions, even for dinner. Getting to the gym or some sort of exercise 4-5 days a week is another portion of this and something that will help me make a routine to live by too.
A Cleaning Schedule
Let’s be honest with this one. I’ve tried and tried to make this happen and it just never has. I have scoured Pinterest about this and no matter how much I try I fail miserably. I don’t know what it is, but I cannot make myself clean things on a schedule. I’d much rather waste a whole day scrubbing the whole house top to bottom than I would spend an hour every day doing a designated area *insert eye roll and facepalm here*. Another problem I run into is that every pin I find is rather unrealistic for me. There is no way in hell I’m going to mop my floor every night before bed, nor is dust the baseboards every week… let’s face it, that gets done MAYBE once a year. So I’m going to take a bit from all of them and make one that is for the realistic mom.
I figure if I start small it will make things more manageable and less daunting. Having a routine, for me, is important. Otherwise my days are lost and I get nothing done. I’m sure that these will have to be tweaked as time goes and as my days change, but that’s okay too. Starting somewhere is the key.