Exercise + Alcohol as March Goals : The Pathetic Attempts of Seana Lucy Smith Trying To Stay Calm In A World That Has Something Against Her : Week 9

My weekly diary to record how I’m doing on my  Do Less and Stay Calm goals for 2015.  A way of keeping myself accountable.


So March brings big changes to the household and will be a big month in itself.

Five weeks until the end of term.  Same five weeks until the launch of our new autism website for young people aged 16 – 25 years. Eek.

Husband departed on Monday night. He’ll be meeting Teen18 in Dubai and they’re off to the UK for the school holidays to visit ageing grannies and great grannies  plus a couple of soccer stadiums.  Six weeks away.


I don’t think my overall 2015 Do Less goal is going to have a look-in this month and that’s OK as we can all collapse in the school holidays – with Easter eggs stickily in hand.

So it’s all Stay Calm in March.

I don’t have an au pair at the moment, so I need a keep calm attitude towards housework, washing etc etc  And to let things get messy.

Our long term and long suffering babysitter is going to help out with after school on Wednesdays.

The big boys will have to get into cooking and washing and ironing more.

But here’s what will help most….


I’ve started back with a trainer to do two x 30 minutes of weight training – hello 5.30am on Mondays and Thursdays

Try to get in 30 mins of cardio of some sort a day – wee Mr8 would appreciate a bit of cricket and footy with Mum.


Won’t get off track getting into my own issues with alcohol and sometimes with lack of alcohol just now but… there’s a bad habit I need to break which is cracking open wine, generally on weekends, when Paul is away. It’s just me and the kids (is that drinking alone?)

Anyway, it’s BANNED in March.  No booze at home alone.

Shall I beg the neighbours to come round and join me?

Will I be calling friends to invite them out night after night?

We’ll see, but I’m making my pledge here in public which hopefully will help me stick to it.

I shall be often seen with the kids out at the Belrose Hotel having our dinner, I suspect.

Here’s to sobriety and movement, a little of both can always make me feel SO much better than slobbing around with a bottle of vino.

Though there’s a time and a place for that too.

How’s your exercise output and alcohol input going this week?


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