This morning I started back to my exercise class. After about an 18 month "exercise hiatus" due to birthing a child, I started started back this Fall. I loved the class, but after four months of the same songs, I was ready for a little break. Christmas came with all of its baked goods and relaxation. Well, I can't really say relaxation per say, as a Mom of two kids. But, I would say it was more like another "exercise hiatus."
So I started back today. The songs are new and my coordination is a bit off. Ahem. Maybe more than a little bit. But, I enjoyed the newness of it. New songs, new dance moves, new killer ab exercises. (By killer, I don't mean the term a 17 year old surfer would use to describe a wave...)
It got me thinking about change. I am generally a creature of habit. I tend to eat the same thing for breakfast (cereal, banana, OJ) and many times the same thing for lunch (turkey sandwich). I enjoy the feel of a good daily routine, although having kids has thrown this all out of wack and I feel like I never have a routine anymore. So be it!
Though I am a creature of habit, I do get bored at times when things feel mundane and too ordinary. (Take January for instance!) My class today reminded me that it's good to change things up once in a while. Try taking a new route to work or bring something different for lunch. Listen to a new album or look for some new recipes. Let's change it up, 2017!