Some structure doesn’t hurt

When it comes to being healthy, exercising and nourishing your body I think it doesn’t hurt to have a bit of structure in your life. I think the 5 days a week I drive 2+ hours to work, the exercise class I do 2+ times a week and keeping in mind my goal I think I’m ok. I almost (almost) dread weekends because my structure is gone.

Every weekday I get up before 7am to rush around and head out the door in time. If I give myself extra time to prepare something I’m good to go and can drive right past the Devil Donuts (Dunkin Donuts actually) and have a healthy breakfast. The days I do workout I am happy as a clam as the day flies by at warp speed. The trick is to not be starving by the time I get home because then all I want is takeout.

On weekends I wake up about 8 or 9 (I can’t seem to sleep late anymore) and make a pot of coffee along with a supreme veggie omelet. I hang around and try to get out to do errands in the early afternoon. Lately I try to make a fun dinner for Sprout and I to have at the dinner table when he gets back from work. Sundays are lazier. Trying to fit in exercising is a task because I don’t have my trusty exercise class to kick my butt into geer…I have to kick my own butt.

Anyway, I’m nto sure if I made a point here but if you look around it may be somewhere. I’m trying to find my own structure but not to the point I don’t have any leeway. We all need a middle ground of stability and freedom, I’m hoping I can find mine.

  1. Janet

    October 4, 2005 at 1:17 am

    I understand, and I agree about the structure.. It certainly makes it easier!
    I find that I actually do better (with exercising) when I have my school/work schedule than
    when I have my breaks, even if breaks mean more time! Part of me thinks weight-loss
    programs and diets aren’t the best thing you can do to lose weight, but another part of me
    gets why people use them… because they need/want the structure. And the structure works!

  2. Robin

    October 4, 2005 at 7:51 am

    It’s strange…structure in diets themselves don’t work fo rme. WW, Atkins, anything like that. Once I have a “rule” I want to break it. I am jealous of those it works for.

  3. Janet

    October 4, 2005 at 12:59 pm

    it doesn’t work for me because I’m too stubborn to have someone tell me what to do.
    And I don’t like formulaic eating, making it more complicated than it should be..
    I guess I feel I don’t want any external help… I should be able to figure it out on my own
    and be more self-dependent and independent.

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