Thursday, April 5, 2012

Frumps to Pumps Challenge Day 3

Day 3 motivotional discussed getting dressed so you can act differently.  I personally make different decisions during the day depending on how I am dressed.  If I'm in sweats, then I am definitely not going out but going to be staying in and doing housework and things with the kids.  If I am dressed, then I am more willing to get out of the house and run errands, or go somewhere fun with the kids.  I know that clothing really shouldn't decide how I am going to spend my day, but it does.  I used to be the type of person that was ready to go once I woke up at 6 am.  I was that girl that would schedule as many 8 am classes as I could because I was a morning person.  I would show up to my 8 am classes after having showered, eaten breakfast and gotten fully dressed.  Many of my other classmates were still half asleep and in their PJ's.  So what happened?  Why do I currently not jump out of bed ready to tackle my day??  Kids and taking care of my house and family is what happened.  Many times, I am working around the house until 9 or 10 pm and crawl into bed at 11 pm or later, and then up at 7 am and my day repeats its self.  Who wants to jump out of bed in the morning just to do more housework?? The challenge for Day 3 is to figure out what is the biggest hurdle in getting dressed in the morning.  For a long time, the first thing I would do in the morning was take a shower.  Once I had babies, I got up when they got up and did not have anytime to myself, let alone time to take a shower.  To tackle this hurdle,  I am going to try a new morning routine.

6:30 - out of bed and exercise
6:45 - shower, get dressed make-up
7 am - Babies awake!

I know this isn't a big schedule change but I think it will help me feel better about myself and help me to start my day right.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a plan! I know for me getting up before the kids makes a HUGE difference. Just a half hour to wake up and gather my thoughts helps so much! I don't exercise, so good for you!