Or, Getting Shit Together One Piece at a Time
So last night, after I got home at 1am, I did all the chores on my ostensible checklist (I have a nifty chart I wanna generate from this, but I digress…). Washed dishes, put away laundry, cleaned the kitchen and mopped the floor, picked out clothes for today, and then shower etc. I had soaked sunflower seeds to make a pate out of but I didn’t want to run the food processor in the middle of the night so I got all the ingredients together and threw them in the container (actually, I did two variations – curry and Japanese) so that this morning all I had to do was dump the contents of the container into the food proccessor and turn a knob. Rinse, repeat, two yummy pates done.
This morning, I woke up after 3 hours of sleep surprisingly awake. I ran upstairs, blended the pates, and made two quick salads (one for Deme) with spinach, orange pepper, cauliflower, scallions, red cabbage, snow peas, cucumber and oil and vinegar, plus the curry pate. All of which, plus getting dressed, took me about 25 minutes.
So why so fanatical about doing my routines fully? Simple. The busier I am, the more important staying on top of everything becomes. The house being messy, being behind on the laundry, these are all luxuries that I can ill afford when I have so much I am choosing to put on my plate. Tonight when I get home I will make dinner, put the kids to bed, and then workout. After that, I will do the same cleaning up as last night, and start some more sprouts. One of the benefits to having a thorough evening/bedtime routine is that while you clean more frequently, each time actually gets easier and faster since it was not very bad since the last time (say, a day ago) you did it (there is a point of diminishing returns of course lol!) So while it seems that mopping my kitchen every night is harder, it really makes my life much *easier*.
I’ll post an update on tonight’s workout tomorrow – I fully expect it to kick my butt, but it’s all good. Do me a favor? Stay on my ass! If you don’t see a post tomorrow, bug me about it. In fact, I am going to think today about what leverage I can use against myself as it were. – something that I pledge to do if I miss my 3 workouts in a week. What do you think? Suggestions?