Friday, February 18, 2011

Healthy Living Weekly Post: Routines

This past week I've been concentrating on something that helps me to live a healthy lifestyle - routines. It seems it's always difficult to keep to our daily routines during the holiday season, and since the first of the year I've not really gotten back into a couple of the routines that help me the most, namely my morning and evening routines.

Since Robbie is still searching for his next CFO position and I am not working outside the home, we really don't have a schedule. We don't have to get up at a certain time or go to bed at a certain time or be anywhere at a certain time. I have to admit that in a lot of ways, it's wonderful to have the freedom to structure our days. However, it is also detrimental in some ways because it is the routine and schedule of our weeks that help me eat healthy meals, maintain my exercise sessions, and get the sleep my body needs.

This week I've gotten up at the same time each morning and gone to bed around the same time. I've been able to get my exercise session (riding the stationary bike for 30 minutes) in most days and have slept much better than I have in the the last several weeks. Really it's just a simple thing to get back into a regular waking and sleeping time, but it has made a huge difference in how I feel this week. (Besides I was getting worried that once Robbie returns to work, our bodies might go into schedule shock!)

I hope y'all have a fun and healthy weekend.

7 comments:

Photographing Mom said...

So glad you've figured out something that works for you!!

Hope your weekend is great!

Sian said...

And I hope the right job comes along very soon :)

Cheri said...

It never fails to surprise me how easy it is to fall out of a routine and how HARD it can be to get back into it. For me right now, the rhythm of getting to the gym is totally out of whack!

cate said...

glad you've found a good routine! I've been trying to go to bed at the same time each night (even if I do read for hours afterwards), and it has really help3ed, although my get-on-the-treadmill routine is missing at the moment!

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

It's amazing what a little structure will do for us! I do like a routine, but one that is flexible, if that makes sense.

Tammy said...

This is so true! I was laid off 18 months ago and it took me only about two weeks to learn this. If I didn't get up at the same time (and work out early in the AM) and go to bed at the same time, my life feels like it's in chaos. Funny how just a little bit of structure makes all the difference!

Rachel B said...

Hi Melissa, sorry I haven't been to visit much lately. I have left you a blog award over on my blog x