Since we began our homeschooling journey in November, going to the gym has become a sporadic activity, if that. At first, we were getting used to our new routine, then came the holidays, then ridiculous traveling in a relatively short period of time, and now...well, now I have no idea what my excuse is other than I'm just flat out of the habit of making fitness a priority.
I used to go to the gym every morning except Sundays, but now we spend our mornings in the school room. I've tried going after Kaylin gets off the bus in the afternoons, but the kids are so excited to play with their friends in the beautiful weather, I hate to pull them away. When I'm motivated, workout videos are nice, but motivation has been quite a problem recently.
Last night, I noticed that I have merely five weeks until our trip to Cancun. Five short weeks to shed a few pounds and feel comfortable in my summer wardrobe again. I've been hiding out in jeans and baggy shirts all winter...but I'm done hiding. Enough is enough.
So I've decided that I need to make working out a part of our morning routine again and utilize our drive time by having the big kids do their self-directed workbook activities. Then, when Kaylin's home this summer, we'll do the majority of our schoolwork in the afternoons when it's 100++ degrees outside.
For now, here is how I'd like our days to look:
7am - Wake up, breakfast
7:30 - Jason in playroom while we do our morning chores
8am - History lesson while the kids color. As the temperatures rise over the next few months, we'll spend this time playing in the backyard before the heat of the day becomes unbearable.
8:30 - Grammar lesson
9am - Spelling and Phonics review
9:15 - Snack time
9:30 - Leave for the gym; kids work on Spelling and Phonics workbooks in the van
10:30 - Drive home from the gym; kids finish Spelling and Phonics workbooks (if necessary)
11am - Lunch
11:30 - Kaylin leaves for the bus, boys play together while I clean up lunch
12:00 - Jason naps, Ryan does Math
12:30 - Ryan reads while I work
1:30 - Freetime
3pm - Jason wakes up, Kaylin home from school, snack time
3:30 - Kids play outside
The rest of the day will be the same until May. I'm hoping this will get me back in the habit of exercising and will take the wiggle out of my jiggle!