Thursday, March 30, 2006

Too much?

A friend heard about my varied activities (ballet, TKD) and said to me: "How do you have time for all that?"

When people say this (and I've heard it more than once!), I sometimes feel a bit guilty, like there's something else I should be doing with my time.

So after she said that, I figured out exactly how much time I spend.

TKD--2 classes a week @ 1 hour each, plus 1/2 hour each time for stretching, practicing forms. Total: 3 hours/week.

Ballet--2 classes a week @1 1/2 hour each. Total: 3 hours/week.

So I'm spending 6 hours a week on physical activities. Is that a lot? More than that "1/2 hour a day" recommendation from . . . some agency.

I justified it this way to myself. I don't watch any television. I figure that most people watch, oh, maybe 2 hours a day? So I'm saving my TV-watching time and spending it on TKD and ballet. Plus, I don't pay the $65/month cable fee and can spend money on my lessons.

So there.


TKD Rocker said...

I definitely agree with you there. I usually spend 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours at tkd per week, and I try to go to the gym on the days that I'm not a tkd, plus I'm a full time student and take voice lessons for one hour a week. It seems like a lot, but if you manage your time well (and it sounds like you are), then its perfectly fine to spend that much time on physical activity.

Anonymous said...

Answer these: Does your time at TKD and ballet make you feel better about yourself physically, emotionally and psychologically?

And does feeling better about yourself make you a better mother, wife, teacher, sister and friend?

Better TKD and ballet than prozac or Dr. Phil! Keep kicking!!
Kicker Chick