I'm back in Florida again, trying to sleep too much and spend some time putting eyes on my parents. This is the first time I've seen them since my mother's surgery and to see her a foot taller is miraculous. I realize that with the hectic schedule of coming to FL, finishing graduate school, rehabbing a condo, and working swing shift, I haven't been the healthiest that I could be. However, I want that to change.
Fidget and I had made significant strides in becoming healthier people, and I know the job loss last year is what sent us into chaos. Now, however, things are settling down. He's happier without work, now getting on the treadmill more often. Our eating habits are still out of whack, but I'm hoping once we return from the ocean, we can sit down, reassess, and start making better decisions for us again.
I'm still paying for the gym pass I don't go to. However, I hope that this could change. The new job has me working four ten-hour shifts, which is fabulous. It kills the possibility of going to the gym Monday-Wednesday, but I could theoretically go Thursday-Sunday. With Fidget no longer needing the car, I won't have a complication to get to the gym. I figure even if I only exercise those four days, it'll be better than me not doing anything. And I constantly am walking/running after clients when I work, so there's activity there as well.
One of the plans is like this:
- Thursday evening - There's both Power and Kick. I love these classes, and haven't been able to attend either since I used to work Thursday evenings.
- Friday morning - They offer Power again. They also do Insanity, which I've heard is ridiculous and intimidating. I might have to watch them first.
- Saturday morning - They have group Spin, which I have missed spinning classes. It's at 0730, so I just need to get motivated and out the door by 0700 to reserve a bike. They also have Power at 0930. There's PiYo at 0830, which also makes me somewhat intimidated. I kind of wonder if I could do three hours at the gym, or if I'd get bored.
- Sunday morning - I report to work at 1230. In theory, I could do a morning Spin at 0945, Kick at 1030, come home and shower, and still report on time.
I like the options that I have with the new schedule. My gym also offers 0530 classes, but I have two reservations about it: 1.) I don't know if I'll want to get out of bed at 0500, exercise, come home and shower, and then not have to leave again until 0800 to take him to school then go to work. On Tuesdays, if I exercised at the 0530, I wouldn't have to leave my house again until 0900. I don't think I'd be motivated to do it; 2.) I think there's too much time between me showering and going to work, and I also don't know if I'd want to go to sleep around 2200 in order to get enough hours to go back to the gym. Try as we might, we're often not in bed until midnight. I'll get home from work around 2000.
The other thought is that with getting home at 2000, I will have already eaten with my clients. I can come home, do exercise for an hour (either treadmill or a DVD) and be done by 2100, shower, and enjoy the rest of my night. I don't think the 0530 classes are ever
going to work for me. I'm just not a morning riser and doubt I'd put all of my effort in when I'm still half-asleep.
With how tight our money is and the new schedules, we also need to sit down to do some actual meal planning. He won't be getting home until 1930 if he's lucky, and the last thing he'll want to do is cook something nutritious when he's been traveling for two hours. I'm trying to figure out if we can cook meals for Monday and Wednesday nights for him, lunches for both of us, then he'd cook dinner the other days I'm working. The only day I can think this would work would be Saturday. If we're still exhausted, I don't know if we'll be doing this.
I know it just needs time. I saw a groupon-ish thing for Kettlebell classes, which I have always been interested in and never got the umph to go. A friend from work said she'd be my workout buddy for those. I own kettlebells, but never wanted to use them since I wasn't sure on my form yet. It's for eight classes, which isn't too horrible, and we could go Saturday mornings. It'll probably strengthen our friendship.
I need to wait. I'm here until Saturday, then work four ten-hour days, then drive to Ocean City for a couple nights. We'll return on Sunday, then I'll work again Monday-Wednesday. I have scraps of papers and colored pens abound about trying to make a schedule- even if we don't follow it, it will be good to put the work in. We're living on a ridiculously tight budget right now; I know I need to go what I did when I was in PA and actually plan things out in order to have something to follow. Like when we make meals, when we go shopping, how much money to spend. It's having guidelines that will help us get through this interim period before I'm fully licensed and earning the monies I need to in order to get by.
By finally looking at my new schedule, I will have both transportation and the ability to get to the gym and not interfere with his salary. I really won't have an excuse any longer. He's home more- I need to get away from him sometimes! So I could walk/run/woggle on Mondays-Wednesdays, and then hit the gym the other four days. Not saying I'm going
to work out every day of the week, but there's finally the ability
to, so I can take advantage of that.
A few nights at the beach might be just what I need to not think of important things for awhile. No school, no work, no parents. Just me, Fidget, some of our closest friends, and the beach to soothe my spinny brain...
... and maybe the brain will stop spinning by the time I get back to my life.