Wanting something, telling people you want it, perhaps even writing about wanting it...but never doing enough to make it happen.
My biggest desired improvement is in my fitness. But I haven't been acting that way, and my fitness has gotten even worse.
Walking the talk with priorities
Prioritising is a crucial skill for a successful life.
I therefore pledge to make fitness my highest priority.
I will do my exercise first and other things afterward.My fitness is more important than:
- the housework
- relaxing and reading a good book or the internet
- La Leche League (sorry, gals!)
- this blog (yah, already did my workout first)
- routine family duties
After this morning I have another addition - if I come back from exercise and the house is messier because DH is handling everything on his own, that is worth it too.Family and other emergencies
OK, that last one is a toughie - we all know there are things that we can't and don't want to avoid. But most things are simply a distraction, and other things can be worked around with some imagination.
For example, it is lovely that my kids want to join me on my precious morning walks, but Miss 2 almost 3 can't keep up the pace I need and all my exercise time is taken up in a frustrating stroll. (Mr almost 6 can outrun me without breaking into a sweat. He's welcome to come along to set the pace.)
So this week when she wanted to come with me, I popped her into my Ergo pack and did one hill with her as a free weight - that was a great workout and she loved it!
What about other responsibilities?
The exciting truth - I have more energy to do things after I've exercised.
How about you? Are your important things getting the attention they deserve?