I am SO enjoying reading through all of your weekly check-ins! For those of you who are hitting your stride and enjoying the journey, I am thrilled for you! Your shares and your pictures are a true joy!
For those of you who are new or are just starting out, I want to encourage you by sharing that I typically do not have a great first day (more like an "I think we can actually do this" by the 4th day at our house)!
I've found when running multiple programs, you need to expect that it will take a bit longer to hit your stride, and it's so important to allow for that or you'll miss the joy that "hitting your stride" can really bring. My first weeks ALWAYS run long (sometimes very long) and by the end of 3 weeks, I usually find that we're shaving time off of each box within the guide like crazy. By the end of the first month, we are really on schedule to finish all of the programs we're running at our house (this year it will be 4) on time. So, give yourself a chance to ease in, knowing that you will settle in and it will get into a great routine that will give you tremendous joy and precious time with your kiddos the rest of the year (while still being very reasonable time-wise).
And, if after a month, you're still running long, post your schedule and we'll help you tweak to get your time down to where it should be!