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.