Friday, June 27, 2008

A New Schedule?

Thankfully, I got my walk in yesterday. That lunch time walk routine has turned out to be such a blessing. I find that hour so therapeutic and rejuvenating which makes me really look forward to the days I walk. Even though I get at least those three miles in most days, I'd really like to start incorporating more walking in during the week but time wise it almost seems impossible.

Currently, I work 6:30a-3:30p and then at 3:30p I go pick up The Little Miss from her personal servant, I mean nanny. It makes for a full day for me with very little time to do any additional long walks or workouts at the gym. I hear that brutal buzz from the alarm at 5:30am, which is early enough. As much as I'd love the bragging rights of saying I work out every morning, I'm not getting up earlier than that. I could let The Little Miss stay with The Nanny longer so I could work out after work, but at the rate I'm paying her, an extra 3 hours a week translates into almost another $200/a month. Too rich for my blood, and I'll let you do the math.

Hopefully in the Fall I'll be cutting back my work hours to part time and a 9a-1p schedule. I've made my case with the President of the company and my immediate boss and they are both willing to give it a try, but I still need to get approval from the owner of the company. Working just those four hours a day would be oh-my-god-I-don't-know-what-I'm-going-to-do-with-all-my-free-time great and I have a hard time not letting my mind wander into thinking of all the things I can do with my extra time, besides, laundry and cleaning the house since we won't be able to afford the cleaning lady anymore. Part of my plan is to still get up early and get a nice workout done before the day really starts. I've found from my past, morning workouts are the best for me. It helps motivate me throughout the day and if I do it in the morning, it's done and over with and I don't have to try and find reasons I can't go.

One goal of mine, and something I've toyed with is wanted to try was to incorporate a little running into my workouts. With my (hopefully) morning workouts, I'd like to give C25k a Big Girl try. It seems like a reasonable plan and at a pace I'd be able to handle. I've really enjoyed reading about Lora's experience and success with it. Every time she completes a run, I'm excited for her and wish it was me. And soon, it will be me. While the family is nicely tucked into their beds, enjoying the last minutes of their nights' slumber, I'll be out there making it happen. I can't wait. Just wish me luck I get the part time work schedule approved. If I don't, I'm not sure what I'll do.


Sagan Morrow said...

Any chance that the Little Miss could be incorporated into your workout? That could be fun!

Big Girl said...

Sagan~ I sometimes strap The Little Miss into her stroller for take her for a walk with me. She's only good in there for so long, even with her favorite snacks and she talks non-stop so it means no ipod, no tunes, no letting my mind wander. It's just not the same. Doable but not the same.

Anonymous said...

Hope you get the hours you want at work -- that would obviously make a huge difference.

Tony said...

Finding time to get everything done is always a challenge. I hate the concept of time management.