Trying to Get it All In

…I have been really struggling with trying to do it all, and do it all well. And then I read a fantastic article on SparkPeople.com that reminded me that at times in our lives one thing or another may have center stage, but that is ok. We are not meant to do it all at once, all at the same time. Phew!…

…I really have been focusing on shopping, preparing, and cooking wholesome and healthy foods. I want my husband and I to have the best nutrition we can so that we are energetic, productive, and happy during our days. I want him to go to work with vibrancy and get the best job done! I really believe that what we put into our bodies nourishes us on so many levels, but at the smallest molecular level… is what our cells are being made from. “You are what you eat!”…

…But I also want to slow down, spend time with dogs and Drew (my husband), relax, and breathe. I focus a lot of my attention also on my meditation, Reiki, and breathing practices. I also have been reading a ton of books!…

…So my work-outs have been less. I feel badly and guilty and at times just upset at myself for not getting in the strenuous work-outs I did during the year of 2010 (when I worked more hours at the gym and was able to work-out while at work!). I used to work-out for an hour a day almost six days a week! Now I have to struggle to get it in and feel good when I have two brisk, long walks in the park with my doggies. They are getting a work-out and I love the time in the afternoons with Drew, but I miss the gym…

…However, at any one point in our life we cannot do it all at the same time. And this is the lesson I got out of reading the article from Spark People. That at some points of our lives things are more or less because that is the way they are supposed to be right then and there. When my business gets more known and successful and I am doing less of the “putting myself out there” sort of work, I can spend more time back at the gym. And when I feel I just cannot go on anymore at the pace I am at; then I take a step back away from the business and go work-out anyway. I can live my life fully and balance it all. I just have to slow down, listen to my body/mind, and do what it needs that very day…

…So yesterday, I shopped, planned out, and prepared our lunches for the week in the afternoon. I then could have sat down and done some work, but it was a glorious and warmer day. So I said, “You know what… my body wants to move!” And it didn’t want to move inside. It wanted to be in the fresh air and feel the sun. So I ran. And I ran around the entire park, a little over 2 miles, and it felt great! So I can do each part of my wellness and healthy balance life, but I cannot do it all every single day. So I just have to know that, trust I am still healthy, and do what I can/want when the time is right…

Do struggle with getting it all in? How do you ensure you are doing what you want and need at each moment in time?