Friday, May 04, 2007

Day 76 - Changing Priorities

First thing-- the scale is back down today. Mine reported 182; LAWL official is 183.4. Total of 23.6 pounds GONE.

Today I was looking at the schedule for the summer dance class my daughter wants to start going to. A couple months ago I had circled "Thursday 5:30-6:30" on the class offerings. And also the 5:30-6:15 Tot & Me gymnastics for the toddler boy in our house who uses the coffee table as his gymnastic equipment.

Thursday was an open night, that's a good time from school/work standpoint, and both kids could do an activity at the same time. There's just one problem now.

Group Step.

For the past two Thursdays I've taken the step aerobics class at 5:30. The first class kicked my butt--it was complicated and exhausting, but I did it. Last night, it was still hard but I'm getting better, and I really liked how tired I was afterwards. Plus, the Fridays after I've had big losses. Coincidence? Could be, but who am I to mess with the scale goddess?

So the thing about this class is-- it's only one of two aerobics classes I can take. The rest of the classes are at wrong times or are weight lifting, and I want to do this Thursday class so I can keep up the variety and intensity of my workouts.

In the past, I have sacrificed for my family, putting myself last. In the past, I'd have signed up Sophie for the 5:30 Thursday class regardless of what I had going on.

Something's happening with me, that I don't want to just GIVE UP what makes me feel good.

So my daughter will probably take the Monday at 4:30 class, and my son won't take a class at all(he's only 18 months, there's lots of time). I'll have to leave the office earlier, but that's a sacrifice I'm willing to make. :)


Cindy174 said...

I think the 18 month old will be okay with not going to the class..and I am always willing to sacrifice office time, in favor of just about anything, even cleaning the cat box! I think it is great that you like the aerobic class so much. Glad the weight is down. Making it a priority is what makes it go away.

Vickie said...

I agree - he is 18 mos - yours is more important. The only other thing that i can think of is to have someone else (dad, grandma, aunt, single friend who wishes she had kids) take him. I once had a friend "borrow" my middle child to take a doll making class - it was a parent/child class.

Grumpy Chair said...

Good for you! I am so bad about putting everyone else's needs first that by the end of a two week period I am crazy and have to get out of the house for a few hours by myself. Enjoy the step class!!

jen said...

I'm so happy you're sticking with the class if it makes you feel good. Just spend some extra time playing with your son and I'm sure you'll both enjoy it more than if he were in an organized activity. What kids that age want more than anything is Time with Mom.