Happy September! With back to school time upon us, I like to use September as a time to Reset and Recharge my own life as well as the kids’. Over the summer, I got a little lax with much of my routine and now I am ready to re-evaluate. Here are the 5 areas where I plan to make some adjustments and start the month off right.
Reset and Recharge
This past month, I have gotten so bad about planning out meals especially dinners. What then happens is that I end up at the grocery store almost everyday. Yes, there is a plus to knowing the checkout people by name but it is time consuming, and I believe much more expensive to shop this way. I hate the 4 pm text from my husband asking what’s for dinner. With school starting back up next week, I will be forced to get back to planning out dinners for at least 3 days at a time. The rest of my family, are not vegetarians so I often end up cooking 2 meals but that’s a post for another day!
Speaking of meals, I may have enjoyed a little more than my fair share of sweets this summer. I don’t weigh myself but I can feel that perhaps I’ve been a little lenient in that area. Summer is all about fun and s’mores and ice cream occasionally. I am all about balance but I know that I feel better when I eat better. The meal planning will also help with this.
Prehab & Rehab
So….I’ve also fallen off the wagon a bit here as well. I was in a great routine of warming up pre-run and doing my whole post workout stretching and icing routine. I admit, I’ve skipped a few stretch sessions and I am starting to feel the repercussions of that. Some of old aches and pains are rearing their ugly head just when I’d like to ramp up for the fall running season.
Listening to my body
I have to get back to listening to my body and adjusting my daily workout goals if need me. If I have an 8 mile run on my plan for the day and I wake up just not feeling right, I have to alter my workout and not just push through it. I know, this is how and stay healthy for the “long run”. It is so hard for me to take a day off but I would so rather do that than take a month off due to injury. Rest days are essential for me. It’s hard not to say yes to all the things!
Now that school is back in session, we will all be going to bed earlier. I know I need at least 7 hours of sleep to feel good and recover from my workouts.
That’s my plan on how I am going to Reset and Recharge this September.
How about you? Do you do a reset in September?
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