15 minutes to Zen - or at least I hope so.
Last week, after my 9000th consecutive night of freaking out on the boys because of their bedtime antics, I challenged myself to exercise, eat better and go to bed early, hoping it would lengthen my fuse. But sadly, when I sat down to write my update post last night, I realized I hadn't exercised, eaten right or gone to bed early. I hadn't changed a single thing.
Sure, I can think of a million reasons why I didn't do these things, but truthfully it was because I sat in front of a computer all day and night trying to keep my head above water at work and ignoring that voice inside of me screaming - STOP FOR THREE SECONDS AND TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!
I was feeling pretty defeated until I read the comments on my last post. Two people said they stay sane by doing yoga or stretching every day - even if its just for 10-15 minutes.
10-15 minutes? Really? Could that really make a difference?
Well today I decided to test out their theory. This morning, I snuck in 15 minutes of yoga in my living room before my first meeting. Then this afternoon after work I took the kids and the dog (seeeee I'm nice to her sometimes) for a 20-minute walk around the neighborhood. And just like that, I'm over the hump and in the game.
So here's my pledge for the month of May. (I'm going to need you guys to hold me to it!)
- At least 15-minutes of yoga 4 times a week
- At least 4 walks with the kids per week
- Go on at least one hike.
Hopefully, after a few weeks I can work up to something a little more meaningful, but until then, I'm going to do what I can. That's all I can promise.