See All Health Articles

Getting Back On Track


Summer can feel like a series of celebrations from vacations to holiday weekends to family cookouts. The summer break is refreshing, relaxing and away from the daily grind. But without the regular routine of work and school, it becomes really easy to let all of our schedules go – like fitness and health eating habits.

Kids or no kids, the “back to school” force of Fall is a great time to re-start our routines and make new agreements with ourselves. We all know that children thrive and need a schedule to be successful and I honestly think we adults do as well. The hardest year I remember was the empty nest with NO back to school prep, schedules or shopping!  I was a little lost.

It didn’t take long for me to re-discover the adult version of fresh new notebooks and supplies – taking a few hours to reorganize my desk, revisit short and long-term goals for the year, making to-do lists and revisiting my  “three Rs” – re-commitment to a healthy lifestyle; realistic expectations of myself and others; and relaxing when my body and spirit tell me I need some time.

As the sun sets on our celebrations of summer, what are the “three Rs” that will focus you for the rest of the year?


Login or join to post comments.
"Love the article and pine for my family members who are far away. Living in California has allowed our family to expand the kitchen outd..."
Virginia d — 2 days ago
"Here is another take on a kitchen makeover...A couple of things happened this year that transformed our kitchen; my husband retired and ..."
Terry C. — 2 days ago
"these really are so practical and well thought out ideas. and not just intended for women/mothers to learn from. as a father of 3 chil..."
art d. — 3 days ago
"Peggy, appreciate your take on the blog. I know I am "filled" when I see my family together in the kitchen, whether it's eating, doing h..."
Fran D. — 5 days ago
"Hope your "work to do" isn't just another thing to do. Your cupboards are testimony to an incredibly busy but rewarding family experienc..."
Fran D. — 5 days ago