Saturday, October 12, 2019

Walking Plan OR Planning to Walk

Planning out my walking plan on the boogie board. Figured I'd better take a picture before it got erased and I have to start over again. My goal is to walk 3 miles a day and do the MuTu core everyday.  Our days are so full (it's a good thing!) that adding something new in takes thought and planning. But honestly, our priorities have not been completely in order. Can I really say doing Math takes precedence over daily Mass? Or Morning Time is more important than our health? But this is essentially what I've been saying when I say I can't find time for these things. There has to be a way!

So here's my plan. We've already been working towards daily Mass on Mondays and Tuesdays. We don't manage it every week yet. So many things have to work together for it to happen! Like finding shoes for the three year old. I can't be the only one with this problem!

Shoeless Imp.

Exercising is a problem for me. MuTu says I need to get in at least a 30 minute walk, a 10 minute core, and a 20 minute intensive workout. How?! We've always had a walk in our plan, and I can generally manage the core exercises in the evening. But no matter how hard I try, I cannot figure out how to squeeze the intensive workout in. Honestly, a 20 minute intensive workout is much more than 20 minutes. It requires a change of clothes before, and a shower after. And at some point we do have to do Math and Morning Time (we call it Symposium actually because it never happens in the morning).

So I've decided that what I can do is get in more walking. Walking doesn't require a change of clothes or shower, even if I'm walking fast. We already do a 30 minute walk after lunch. I used Maps to figure out that it's a 1.2 mile walk. If I walk the street in front of my house down and back it's .3 mile. I can do that three times in the afternoon after Tea Time and bring one kid with me for each pass while they narrate their readings from the day. Then if I do an after dinner walk with my hubby (now that we have older kids we are doing this more often!), we can get in another mile. If I do three miles a day plus my core exercises in the evening I think I will feel a difference.

And this is the point. It's not so much appearances that I'm concerned about. I'm not yet even 40 and I ache all.the.time. I have struggled with a diastasis recti since pregnant with Bear, and now my core is a mess. I want to be strong. I need to be strong to keep up with this crew.  So, this is my plan for getting there. I think it's doable. And that's the key.

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