There are relatively few things I have to do at a predetermined time, or accomplish by a certain time. For a person who loves deadlines, a to-do list and an electronic day planner I am constantly struggling to organize my life into something that I can quantify. I like predictability, knowing what I am going to do each day, setting out to do it, and crossing it off the list.
One of the anchors of my daily routine has been going to the gym. Everything else I do seems to revolve around this one activity and it has been missing for the last two months. No wonder I can't pull myself together I've lost my anchor and have been adrift!
It sounds crazy doesn't it? But living with a doctor in the house means living with unpredictability. No two days look the same. I've learned to cope with that uncertainty by making other parts of my life absolutely certain. For the last year each weekday I've taken my son to the bus stop at 8:15 and went straight to the gym for a 9:00 class. Those two events served as my launching pad for the whole day and everything else revolved around those two commitments. Between having a baby and summer break from school the last few months have annihilated my routines. I can't wait to get it back! School starts in two weeks and I have my OB check up next week, where I should be cleared for exercise.
My sanity is right around the corner!