I think this is one of several areas in my life that I may never get right. It is so hard for me to find the balance between work and play, sitting around and cleaning house, or spending time with friends and family or running in ten different directions. Even blogging and writing requires finding a balance between sitting at the computer too much and getting up and doing something else.
I struggled during my weight loss experience to find the balance as well. (See, I don’t think I’ll ever get it right!) At first, I was so focused on not eating all the bad foods that I had grown addicted to that I wasn’t able to balance having a treat on occasion. I was afraid of gaining back the few pounds I had lost, so I threw away any bad foods in the house and left John wondering what we were going to eat.
I had a hard time with balancing exercise time with my other activities. I exercised most days of the week when I was losing weight and unless I was sick I don’t think I missed more than a day or two that whole year. Sometimes the family would be just finishing up dinner and I’d jump out of my chair and go for a bike ride or a walk. I remember John saying, “Where are you going?” I’d tell him I was going to exercise and he’d say, “Now?” I went anyway, but always felt a little bit guilty. Over time I got better, but at first it was hard to wait to do what I wanted to do!
Now I try and find balance in other areas. I have balanced my exercise time by going first thing in the morning so I can be done before I start my “mom job.” I balance healthy foods, but still allow the occasional treats for all of us. I try and balance blogging by doing it early in the morning and in the evening.
It seems to be a continual work in progress! It seems like just when I have one thing under control another responsibility pops up!
How do you balance your healthy habits and your life? What about blogging? Diane