It seems as if I am always trying to find a routine. Just discovered, via an ‘almost’ error, that routine has the word “rut” in it. That’s something to think about.
Anyways, I’ve left my blog alone for far too long – and it shows, even on the weighscale. I came back from my vacation (cruise and family time) with a gain of 6 pounds. I can’t blame any of this on the cruise. My clothes fit just fine when I got off the boat!
But, a week in my mom’s kitchen will do it to me every time. I drink more coffee than usual, more wine than usual, and I sit more than usual as well.
I’ve been home for a week and a half – and it has zipped by – visits with my daughter, work at both jobs, an early morning job interview, and decluttering.
On the plus side – I’ve been getting my “5 minutes” in every day this month – sometimes just barely, but they’ve been there. Yesterday I walked from work to Penningtons to buy some work pants (I got a dress, two tops and a watch instead). Today I showed up at the gym and did some elliptical work. Sadly, What Not to Wear was one I’d already seen, so I wasn’t as engaged in that. Still it’s important to remember that my style is a reflection of who I am and who I want to become – professionally and personally.
This is the reality of my life – there is NO ROUTINE! But within that there are little bits of routine that make life work. Like my breakfast of coffee and porridge. Like my great salads that I have for lunch. Like my decision not to have lunch by the fireplace at work (because I always seem to buy something I hadn’t planned on eating!)
Here’s hoping that next week finds me a pound lower. I’m going to work at making it happen this week!
Have a good one!