Friday, January 21, 2011


I've struggled a lot lately with trying to make everything that's important and/or necessary fit into a 24 hour time period.  This, of course, isn't something that is unique to me - we are all busy - but for the purposes of this blog I'm going to focus on myself. Sorry.

If you know me even a little bit you are aware that time management is not my strong suit. This makes balancing a schedule like mine difficult at times. I'm very involved in a lot of things, which can be tough for even a very organized person, but for me, well,  it can really suck.  Add to it that the Spicy Chicken is out of town 3 days a week and, you can imagine how far behind I'm usually running. I make it all work out in the end, but often at the expense of sleep, healthy eating and exercise.  Once again, this is probably how I got here in the first place and why I'm trying to make a change.  Change isn't always easy, though, and I am admittedly struggling with it right now.

I remember a friend making a comment several years ago about how it irritated her when people claimed they didn't have time to exercise because to her it was all about priorities.  She thought saying "Exercising is not a priority to me" was much more honest. I hated to admit it, but she was right.  If she, a mother of 3 (now 4!), who owned her own business, had a husband in medical school and was involved with everything from church to Junior League to the local actor's guild somehow found time to work out, there was really no reason I couldn't be doing the same thing.  I just had to make it a priority.  Of course then I'd have to give up a few hours of sitting on my ass... 

So I started this post thinking I'd whine about how hard it is to put my health and fitness first, but came out realizing that maybe it's really not that hard after all.  Just like anything else, it has to be a priority or it isn't going to happen.  


  1. I agree that we have to make ourselves a priority. I don't know about you, but for me I can be a bit "all or nothing". I will go hard core for a while on exercise and diet and then find I am just miserable and can't keep up at that pace and stay sane. For me, I have to find moderation in everything. If I get out of balance I end up feeling miserable. So, my focus right now isn't to deprive myself, it is to nurture my body and soul. The weight loss won't be as fast, but it will come and I think I will be more attainable in the long run. That is where I am at right now....everyday making myself a priority, but also finding the balance for the long run. take care.

  2. It is not easy to try to accomplish all we set out to do in a day. I have a couple suggestions that may help. read the book eat that frog! by brian tracey. it is small and may help with the organization part. also check out this 30 day challenge. i am finding it eye opening and helpful

  3. Good for you!

    It used to be that exercise was the first thing to go when I got busy with work and life, but now I make a point to schedule it in my day, no matter work.