Good morning everyone. It’s nice to be back in Seattle and back to the blog and talking with all of you. I had so many thoughts on what the first post should be after a long and spectacular summer off. We’ll get to those in the coming months but today I thought we could talk a little bit about routines.
When your traveling, or have loads of visitors, have the kids with you from day to night, and eat out of a different kitchen every few weeks, routines can go out the window. Especially in the summer months – as all you mommies out there can agree with. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can turn into stuffing your face with the nearest convenience foods (or leftovers on your kids plates) and that workout, well it also goes out the window.
So, how do we then ease back into our fall and winter month routines and get back to feeling good?
First, I want you to start with asking yourself one simple question.
“What does my body really need right now?”
Maybe that’s better sleep, eating better, working out, having time to yourself, cleaning up and organizing. Make your own internal list.
Next, work on easing into one old routine or task at a time. One day at a time.
Maybe you start by making your green smoothie, or huge bowl of cut fruit every morning and changing up your breakfast routine. (You know I’m a huge fan of my green breakfast smoothie! Because it makes me feel so good!) Next, spend 30 minutes each day organizing something. Then start adding 30-40 minute light to moderate intensity workouts to your routine a few days a week. If you don’t know where to start because your so off track, start by just walking! You get the idea.
Just remember you want ot start feeling good as you ease back into your routines. If you push too hard you may tire out before you even get going. Give yourself room to change. Remember that every day might not go the same so don’t beat yourself up if you get a little off track at times. Celebrate the calmness and clarity you create. And always remember, tomorrow is a fresh start.
Wishing you love and happiness as you start the fall season,