Day 11: Hello Monday!

Day 10

The reminders seemed to help yesterday. Although I missed a couple of them when they went off, I did see a few of them – and something is better than nothing. I didn’t hit my step goal until later in the evening, but I was close to 15,000 steps several hours earlier than usual. I’m pretty sure I have the reminders to thank for that, especially considering the eventful day we had yesterday. The little kid developed a fever and the big kid got tossed off her pony during her riding lesson. She’s fine – she brushed herself off and fortunately walked away from it with nothing more than a small bruise, but it was scary, to say the least.

Final step count: 15,092

Day 11

It’s Monday.

I used to hate Mondays. I mean, I’ve always liked the idea of a new week and a fresh start, but since it’s usually coincided with the first day of my work week, I’ve sort of dreaded it. Now that I work from home, I actually really enjoy Mondays. I don’t schedule any work; instead I take the day to get organized for the work week, run errands, and do things around the house, like clean and meal plan.

Unfortunately, Mondays have been a tad off since we returned from vacation. The big kid is on summer break, and I’ve cut back on my workload to spend more time with both kids. I’ve done my best to still make the most of my Mondays, but I’ve just really been struggling overall to get back into my routine. Without my routine, I just feel… chaotic? All over the place?

I understand I’ll be limited in what I can do today with a sick little kid. But there’s still a lot I can do. For example, I can set some goals for the week. I haven’t been very consistent with logging my meals and I doubt my eating habits have changed at all, but my weight’s dipped again a couple of pounds since Friday. I’m confident it’s just water weight, but I’m going to try to do better at logging all of my meals this week to see just how much I’m eating on average each day.

I also really need to work on getting my sleep schedule back on track. My ADHD makes it difficult for me to fall asleep. If I don’t manage it, I can be up all night just staring at the ceiling and setting myself up for failure the next day. If I don’t get enough sleep, I can’t get up on time in the morning, which throws off my morning routine and entire day. Also, if I manage to get up on time and try to function on little sleep, my medication becomes basically ineffective and I spend the day walking around in a fog, eating everything in sight, and getting little to nothing done.

I didn’t get nearly enough sleep last night and skipped my morning routine, but I’m going to do my best to fight the fog and turn my day around. Hopefully, little kid will feel better today and I’ll be able to take him on a short run with the jogging stroller while the big kid rides her bike. He woke up pretty happy and energetic, so it seems like my chances are pretty good.

Have a happy Monday!

Current step total: 2,707

Current step goal streak: 1 day 
Previous step goal streak: 1 day 
Longest step goal streak: 6 days 



2 thoughts on “Day 11: Hello Monday!

  1. Thanks for sharing the post!!! When your looking for inspiration to finish a painting a post like this is inspiring and makes it easy to go pick up the paint brush!!! Thanks for being example of why and how I can reach my goal!

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