Friday, June 29, 2012
The Illusive Thing Called "Time"
Time is totally the operative word when these 4 kiddos are around! I don't have a lot of time or energy for that matter to do much besides take care of their cuteness!
But I have been trying to find time to myself. This week has been challenging because We went to a ball game on Tuesday as part of Oswald's Father's Day present, Wednesday I went to another ball game with the youth at my church, and then Thursday was a surprise party for one of the women I work with at church. So there has not been much "Jennie time" and I need my "Jennie time".
"Jennie time" helps me to recover and rejuvenate my spirit. It helps me to remember the things I love about myself and what makes me who I am. Sometimes my "Jennie time" is far more important than exercising. But, if I'm lucky, I can do both at the same time!
When I exercised on Monday, that was my "Jennie time". Tuesday we walked and walked and walked the ballpark. Wednesday I exercised in the pool for 2.5 hours playing with my kids...talk about exercise. I throw them, I catch them, I swim with them on my back, etc... I get a lot of exercise on "swimming days". Thursday we did not swim and I did not have any "Jennie time". Thursday I was worn out and my nerves were shot. Probably because I did not exercise.
So what works the best for me, is when I take my kids with me to exercise. Either they ride in the John Deere while I push a stroller and walk or we swim. We all get some good exercise and get to be outside. Now, it is super duper hot here in Georgia, but that shouldn't stop me...that's why we live in a neighborhood with a pool, right?
I need to do this for myself. I need to do this for my kids. I'm a better mom and wife if I have some "Jennie time". But here is one of my problems...I am not a selfish person. Never have been. It's hard for me to buy things for myself. It's hard for me to ask for things. It's hard for me to think about myself before I think about others. But I think I need to be in order to be a better me. I really want to be a better me, but it's going to be a struggle.
I will have to get over myself to be the best me. So if y'all are willing to work with me on this...I'm going to accomplish everything I want. I'm going to be a better me and take a little time to become a better me!
What do you do to find "me time"? How do you juggle kids and exercise? What time do you have the most success working out?
Posted by A Mormon Mommy at 11:28 AM