What is normal?

What is normal? This has been a huge topic of discussion in my life lately. What do you do when life returns to normal?  What does this mean?  I have heard so many people discuss what they can eat or do when they return to normal.  Really?  Do you want to return to that normal?  I understand an indulgence now and then, but if I eat the way I normally did, I will look the way I did when I was “Normal.”

My new normal requires me to eat healthy. It requires me to exercise daily.  It requires me to be active and social.  It means I have very little time for TV.  It means I have to plan my meals ahead so that I am always ready to go.  My new normal works for me.

Here is an average day:

4:30am – wake up, put on my gym clothes, and drive to the gym

5:00 – 6:00 work out (Megan is AWESOME!)

6:00 – 7:00 drive home, shower, coffee, walk the dog, and get ready for work

7:00 drive to work

8:00 arrive at work (long commute.)

8:00-4:00 work

4:00-5:00 drive home

5:00 – 5:15 walk the dog

5:15-6:00 dinner (cook and eat)

6:00 – 9:00 work (I have a job at a yoga studio too)

9:00 – 9:30 prep lunch for the next day and walk the dog

9:30 – 10:00 settle in for bed

Hopefully I am asleep by 10 as I am TRYING to get 6 hours of sleep. My goal is 5 ½ .

As you can see planning is my greatest weapon. My new normal works for me because I work for it.

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