Rebooting that morning routine

Since I took on my teaching gig, my gym time has suffered. a. lot. Initially I thought I’d still be able to squeeze in one or two mornings a week. Turns out that between my class schedule and Raine’s, and all my class prep work and her assignments, midterms and finals, there hasn’t even been time for me to cook a proper lunch some days.

That’s not to say we haven’t been eating though. Me and the girls have been baking up a storm. Baking is therapy for stress but bad news for the waistline, and ours have expanded as a result of gobbling cheesecake (so good, so good!), blueberry cream cheese muffins (not so much) and biscotti (so addictive it’s hard to stop at one).

I do need to get my butt out of this chair and to the gym because I’m starting to feel like a deflated helium balloon. It’s not so much the guilt of eating those goodies. Let’s be honest here, it’s the holidays, right? and how often do I even eat cookies and cake – hardly ever, right 😉 ? Yeah, but the truth is I hate feeling lazy and lethargic more.

The good news is I have just 2 more classes this week and I’m done, well, except for grading the finals! Which means I’ll have all the time to go back to my beloved routine of working out and not having to rush around with my wet washed hair afterwards. Even Tyson, our beagle, has been looking at me lately with a tilted head like, gosh Mom, what the heck is up with that crazy hair-do?!!

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  • Jean

    The holidays really mess up everyone’s schedules. I can imagine it’s even worse for you as that’s the same time of the year that the big tests and projects are due and have to be graded! The food in the photo looks tasty. I’m in the mood for baking lately but have tried not to do so much of it because I end up eating the fruit of my labor!!

  • Amber - Binkertation

    Hi – I’m a new follower!

    I feel you – the mornings (and any routine for that matter) is super difficult when you have work in the mix. I teach adjunct and although the class is only 2 1/2 hours a week, I feel like I’m ALWAYS doing something for it (grading, preparing lecture, etc.)

    I also agree that baking is great for stress… mmm blueberry cream cheese muffins!