Saturday, June 2, 2012

The New "Normal"

My "Old" Saturday
  • Scrambled eggs, biscuits, gravy or pancakes and bacon
  • Watching the kids play Wii
  • Taking a nice long bath and an after breakfast "nap"
  • Cleaning the house
  • More sitting around
  • Fixing lunch for the kids
  • Taking a nap
  • Laundry
  • Playing the "what's for dinner" game
  • Putting the kids to bed early and watching tv with Nathan
My "New" Saturday
  • Up at 5:30am and 6 am to spend an hour (at least) in the Word (Bible) with coffee in hand
  • Breakfast for the family- and then 1st meal for ME *this now means usually a protein shake/smoothie
  • After breakfast dishes I head out for a walk, jog, hike (try to start by 7-7:30am)
  • 9am Circuit Training class with Leslie and my "posse".  I'm so grateful for these ladies!!!
  • Home to shower and have Meal #2 or my new breakfast obsession "Baked eggs with veggies" (a recipe from Whole Living) or a fritatta/ crust less quiche. I also am enjoying a slice of Cinnamon Raisin Ezekiel bread with a little butter.
  • Laundry
  • Reading lots of books with the "Bubbies"
  • Possibly an afternoon nap with Nathan
  • *Renewed energy*
  • A trip to the grocery store (possibly)
  • Cooking a nice dinner for the family.  Eating outside/watching the kids play.
  • Watching tv with Nathan (usually a documentary or we are just now watching "24")
My "normal" is so different now and I really enjoy this new pace of life.  Finding a new rhythm has been helpful and my body and soul are craving peace, stability, movement and REAL food (the Word and physically).  I post this not to brag, but to show as always that change is possible (if you really want it).  I'm hoping to incorporate the local tailgate market some this summer and other local activities. 


1 comment:

  1. This is definately the life of a woman with more energy..more joy, more creativity, more oomph in her to accomplish what we need to get done daily. There is ALWAYS time to exercise!