Thursday, January 5, 2012

Carving Out Some Me Time

Exercise: I've been exercising in pieces today. 10 minutes elliptical before Little Man woke up, 1 mile run, 1 mile walk, 45 mins elliptical at nap time

We're getting to this point where Little Man has stopped tolerating the jogging stroller and my heart cries. He throws a crying fit at the start of every run but settles down fairly quickly with an assurance that there will be a park stop. Unfortunately we don't have time to play at the park every run, like today. And I really didn't want to deal with a stroller tantrum 1/2 way so I ran my mile (my new rule for scheduled running days is that I just have to get in 1 mile) then let the boy out to walk and we walked another mile. 

For peace of mind I just needed some extra cardio although I'm sure the run, walk, elliptical was probably enough. Also, I normally use nap time for exercise but I'm trying to get out of that habit because nap time is getting shorter and shorter (WAHHHHH :() And I know that it we'll be gone in the near future. So now I'm trying to get up before the sun and son and get my workout in. I didn't get up until 6 today so didn't get my elliptical sesh finished early but oh well.

Now I'm using nap time for me time. Exercise used to be my only me time but I lost a lot of myself and stopped doing things I love like reading and being crafty. So far this week I've made a huge dent in a 1000 page book I'm reading and started creating a tiny play kitchen for Little Man.

I've been planning to create this play kitchen for awhile so I'm glad to have carved out some time for it. I am creating it from a tiny nightstand (it's a compact kitchen) and I have all the components for it including wood cut for shelves and doors.

I've patched some holes and dents, primed, painted and it's coming along.

And it's much more difficult than I anticipated which is always the case for me. In my head it was so easy but then I remembered I'm not Young House Love and I don't build stuff on a daily basis. I just need to add the knobs, pulls and hinges. I may wait for Music Man to do those because I'm lazy but I plan to add a shelf tomorrow and at least Little Man can play with it.

So that's why I didn't blog yesterday. But I plan to keep on keepin' on, and maybe even get a run in!

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