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No Old Man, New Habits

No Old Man, New Habits

While The Old Man is off horsing around on the Steppes of Mongolia, I have a few things I would like to try to better myself. The Old Man’s trip is going to be the longest time the Old Man and I have gone not seeing or talking to each other. As I type the sentence I feel like I sound like a love crazed teenager, but the reality is when you are married you take for granted that you always have a partner in crime, therefore, this time seems a bit daunting. We don’t have kids of the human variety so his trip doesn’t really mess with my normal routine or leave me doing the heavy lifting on life, in fact it may make my life a little less complicated as I only have to worry about myself and the dogs. Can we talk about how I won’t have to keep putting his shoes away? 

Dog Yoga (don’t mind all that dog hair on the floor)

Dog Yoga (don’t mind all that dog hair on the floor)

With all this time to myself and not having to worry about the Old Man and his schedule I thought maybe I would take this time to try and get some new good habits. I do have one of my BFFs visiting me so in reality I have 10 days to form these new habits. Not really the prescribed amount scientists say it takes to make a new habit, but hey 10 days is better than no days. 

  • Yoga every single day. I have found a way to yoga in the AM on weekdays but weekends are getting away from me. I notice a huge difference on Monday when I don’t even do 5-10 minutes of yoga on Saturday and Sunday.  

  • Eating healthy. This should be easy with the Old Man around as he is trying to lose a bit of weight he gained back from his back injury. But the reality is we are bad for each other, one has a bad day they convince the other to meet out have a drink and dinner out. While he is gone, I can work on some easy healthy recipes, maybe not drink as much. I would say exercise more, but not 100% sure what I can do more than I already do now. Any tips here would be greatly appreciated. 

  • Get back to baking dog treats. I miss the calming effect of rolling out dough and I think the dogs miss having access to treats at all times. I have all these fun cookie cutters might as well put them to good use. 

  • Write every single day. My writers block was/is caused by not writing every single day. The more you write, even the bad stuff, the more you can write. Finding this routine I feel will be the hardest and most likely the hardest when The Old Man returns.

  • Read all the books!  When we were on the road and the Old Man was traveling I would crush through books and while now I get a few a month done, I want to up that and start to really limit the amount of TV I watch to read more. 

  • Visit my crazy running friend and her kids so I can see them before they graduate high school. Plus I miss my friend and her mini mes. 


Well that is my list, not sure trying to change so many things at one time is going to work, but I don’t see a reason not to try. Worst case, I only get one thing to stick and I will call that a win. Feel free to hold me accountable, I will need the help especially with the eating healthy and drinking less. Also if you have any good book recommendations I am all ears.



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