Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Summer Schedule?

Woo hoo! No school! Summer break! I can do whatever I want for the next 2 1/2 months! True...but honestly I'm struggling without a routine/schedule. It's so easy for me to lay around all day watching TV without keeping track of time and how much I may or may not have eaten throughout the day. Currently, I'm really trying to gain weight and keep my lungs as healthy as possible, so to keep that up this summer, I've decided to make myself a daily schedule. It's nothing set in stone, there are no times attached to each thing, but there are certain things I need to accomplish each day - this is what I've come up with so far.

  • EAT (breakfast)
  • Shower
  • EAT (snack)
  • Run any errands for the day
  • Housework 
  • EAT (lunch)
  • TV/read/etc
  • EAT (snack)
  • Hang out with Tim
  • EAT (dinner)
  • EAT (dessert)

*I'm going to try to fit an extra treatment in the middle of the day - why not, especially if I'm sitting at home all day. 
*I'm going to try to get at least 30 minutes of exercise in everyday - whether its just walking around the neighborhood, going for a run, doing a workout video, something...anything!
*I'm really trying to eat/snack all day long. Sounds glamorous, it's not. I stocked up on protein bars on Monday to help me with snacks throughout the day.
*Now if I have plans for the day, then I'll just make sure that I get in my two required treatments a day and eat as much as possible. This schedule is for my lazy, nothing to do, days...which will probably be a lot of days this summer! :-)
*I tried this yesterday for the first time and did pretty well. I got in three treatments, 35 minutes of walking & running and ate several snacks on top of breakfast, lunch and dinner. It also gave me something to look forward to when I got out of bed. I knew that I had to do my treatments, but I was also mentally prepared to get outside and walk/run around the neighborhood. I like having a plan/schedule/routine. I don't do well with the 'unknown' as much. I think this is really going to help me make the most of this summer! :)


  1. I always had a love/dislike relationship with summer vacation because with all the things CF requires I need a schedule. I often found in summer I slept so late I would miss breakfast, would forget to snack, and had trouble getting all my treatments in. During the school year this was never a problem. It was a great idea to make up your own summer schedule. Enjoy your freedom!!

  2. Colleen! You are going to love your summers off. This is the time I really try hard to get in extra treatments, get a good night's sleep and exercise. I am counting down the days for the start of summer break for me....4 1/2 days!! My schedule will look a lot like your schedule. If I think of any exciting new things to add to it, I will let you know :) Good luck and enjoy!!