Saturday, April 28, 2012

I've been busy. What's your excuse?

I haven't been around much lately. In fact, it has been many months since my last confession... er post. But I have good reasons! I spent some of those months building a baby, then some hours birthing said baby, and lately I've been feeding the baby, changing the baby, feeding the baby, changing the baby... and so on.

But! It occurred to me as I fed the baby and changed the baby last night, that I used to do other things. Like exercise, and blog, and talk with adults. I just got busy and then fell out of the habit.

Life events do this - they throw routine out the window. I see this all the time with patients. Monthly maintenance visits go by the wayside after a baby is born (yours, not mine), a treatment plan is interrupted by a holiday (again, yours... not mine!), healing progress is abandoned upon starting a new job. We are creatures of habit, sure, but just as often we are creatures of un-habit, losing our routines in the upheavals of life.

Since becoming pregnant and then not-pregnant, I've definitely dropped some good habits (and picked up a few bad ones... ).  But I've decided that it is time to get back on track. In addition to waking up every few hours(!), I'm setting up a few more routines in my life. Morning gym workouts, pilates classes at the clinic (any other moms interested?), planning and cooking my meals at home so I can control what I'm eating. Getting back to work soon and getting adjusted regularly. No excuses anymore. I'm scheduling myself in, otherwise I find myself off the to-do list all together.

What have you let fall by the wayside? How do you get back on track??