I’ve been sitting on this post for a few days. I don’t know why. I have two other posts just sitting around too.
Thanks to Shannalee at Food Loves Writing for inspiring me to get back into it. And that’s why I love the blogosphere.
Another week, another Nerd Fitness Challenge update. This week I’ve been considering whether it’s a good idea or a bad idea to commit to doing things every day.
What are some things I do every day?
- I get up
- I commute for an hour each way
- I work
- I cook breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- I talk to my mom
- I hug my fiancé
- I text/call/email/see my friends
- I walk
- I read
- I Instagram
- I floss
- I pet my cats
- Water my plants
I sometimes waffle between wanting to push myself (write on the train! stay up to date! be in the know! find a new project!) and wanting to give myself some breathing room to just stare out the window of the train on my commute. I’ve read both sides of the work/life balance debate – that it’s necessary and that it leads to mediocrity. What do YOU think? Can success and balance go hand in hand? I suppose it depends on your definition of success. I’m not sure where I fall at the moment.
1. Eat one dessert per week
I managed to eat pie every day this weekend, and then had dessert Monday and yesterday too. So If five days of desert is the same as one day, then I have totally succeeded!!
2. Do yoga twice a week.
Done and it feels so good. We were with Alex’s family for the weekend and his dad led an hour long practice both Saturday and Sunday morning. Now if I only had someone to do that for me at home…
3. Run a 7:30 minute mile outside.
I’m going to get to the track one of these days, I swear.
1. Blog every day
Nope. Nada. Not close.
2. Meditate for 15 minutes every day
I have been sitting every day. Sometimes it’s for 15 minutes. Sometimes it’s for 10 breaths. I’ll take it.
3. Organize my closet.
There’s still time!