With two kids, and a wife who has part-time teaching job in the evening, I always have to juggle the work time and church and family to near-perfection. So you can sense how much trouble it would add by trying to work out on top of all this.
Well, with my mother-in-law in town, I try to take whatever good weather we can get to get away. Like Friday, for example. I found out that the temperature near the sea in Galveston was going to be about 80 F so I got out early on Friday and took the family down to the beach. I try to work out 3 times a week but it’s been hard.
Today was no exception. Praise practice was at 10 am at church as I have to play bass the entire month to cover another person. By the time I got back, it was 12:30 pm and after lunch, it was 1:30 pm. The dilemma? On Saturdays, the JSC gym closes at 5:00 pm and I got into work at 2:30 pm. I had to put in about 3 hours so I would then get out after the gym closes.
I was worried that I’d have to skip out… but then my brain finally thought outside the box for once! Why not walk back home after work? It’s a bit hot (mid 80’s F) but it’s doable. At slightly more than 4 miles, it would easily take at least an hour of walking… Well, that’s what the mp3 players are good for, right?! I walked for a good hour and 15 min… Then it was already 7:00 pm almost home. Well, the family couldn’t wait so they picked me up nearby.. so I walked about 3.5 miles or so…
The lesson learned? Adapt. Mold your life around so your body can be healthier. Think outside the box so that I could find the time to fit.