Yeah- I’m into Fitness… Fitn’ess Crazy Schedule into 24 hours!

Yeah- I’m into Fitness… Fitn’ess Crazy Schedule into 24 hours!

Geez Louis I have been a busy lady. I’ve come back to work this week after a couple stays in the hospital with my littlest little. Since September sucked so bad, I decided to change a few things. One of these things is my health. After baby number 2 and a long and drawn out Postpartum Depression, I have found myself 20 lbs overweight, and 30 lbs from where I’d like to be. Dammit.

So now I have to try fitn’ess terrible hectic schedule into 24 hours and be successful at EVERYTHING- because what’s the point of all the stress if I’m not?

Just for your peace of mind, there is a list- in order- of the things i do 4 of 5 days a week.

Get the kids to the sitter on time

Get to work on time

Leave 1/2 way through and get my son to afternoon preschool on time

Work on my book

Make 2 calls for sponsorship for the nonprofit I support

Workout

Get kid from School on time

MAYBE go to the grocery store (this is like 3 of 5 days)

Get daughter from the sitter on time

3 different dinners because heaven forbid everyone have to eat the same thing

Feed children and entertain them for 1-3 hours

Bed time for Tiny

Work on book

Bed time for son

More book? Snuggle with the mister (because he needs attention too!!)

Sleep….

Up at 5am and try again

I am constantly moving and juggling. I am hoping to make a few extra changes in the coming weeks, but until then this is my life. I am excited to not be fat anymore, though. So I have that going for me.

A few things that have helped me stay on track with my fitn’ess:

  1. Stick to a strict eating schedule. Even if it’s an off day like a weekend or a Wednesday when I work all day and son doesn’t have school. I also leave most of my eating to the afternoon because I do not like to work out after eating too much and the evening is when I snack. So if I know I have a few hundred calories of food I can eat, I don’t feel as guilty. I don’t eat after 8 because I’m usually dead tired by then.
  2. Giving myself time to get “ready” for my workout. I take about 30 minutes to drink a preworkout magic motivation potion, change my clothes, set up the TV, get my weights out and I don’t feel rushed. When I am stressed, I am completely unmotivated and feel like I can only do so much of the whole workout and I ultimately talk myself out of doing the whole thing. SO… letting myself get ready helps me.
  3. Scheduling the same time to do it! That way I know I have enough time between book and preschool pick up to get ready and do the whole work out.
  4. Friends, accountability and community. I love having people in my corner to pump me up and cheer me on while they are going through their journey as well. I’m a bit competitive so I don’t want to be the one that is slacking. I love the motivation it gives me and could not do it without you guys. (Because I know you love me and read my blogs too).

 

My goal is fitn’ess @ss into a certain dress by a certain date in January. My baby factory is closed and there is no reason for me to ever be fat ever again. Here’s to a healthier and fitter me.

 

Dacia

Dacia Arnold is an author that struggles to find a balance of work, motherhood, marriage, writing, and the occasional craft. Her first full length novel, Apparent Power, is in the works to be released December 2018. Dacia served 10 years in the U.S. Army as a combat medic and deployed twice to Iraq and often incorporates these experiences into her writings both fiction and non-fiction. She currently lives in Denver, Co with her husband, two children, and a fat beagle named Watson.


Reader Comments

  1. Hi, Dacia. So glad you have a great group of motivational supporters. Sounds like you’re driving yourself pretty hard, but also keeping everything in balance, not leaving anyone out, including, and maybe especially yourself. Everyone needs to do something just for themselves once in a while just to stay sane. (Or is that insane? Lol)
    Blessings.

    1. <3 You're my inspiration too. Thank you for having shared this aspect of your life with me before and for continuing to be a HUGE support.

  2. I’m right there with you! Only one kid, a workaholic husband and I work full time and commute 40 minutes to and from work. I’m now cramming workouts in at 5 a.m before I have to leave to be at work for 7:30 a.m. I leave the house to go to the gym and it’s dark and everyone is still sleeping soundly and will be for another 2 hours while I sweat away and then drive to work. Thankful my husband deals with the mornings and daycare drop offs so I am able to do this. As of next week I’m about to cut all sugar, including hidden sugars, out of my diet as the first step towards trying to lose about 40 pounds. I’m working with my sister’s crossfit coach who is starting up a nutritionist business and is “practicing” on me and my sister while he builds the business. So things are quickly going to become all about fitness and preparing meals very shortly and I don’t even know how I will fit it all into my day. So I’m right alongside you with this! Let’s do it!!!

  3. I’m an older (althought I don’t feel it) woman with joint pain when I don’t take my supplements faithfully. I needed to lose some weight in order to alleviate some of that pain. Lost 25-30 pounds in 5 months with high protein/low carb shakes and snacks. I started out with 2 shakes a day, gradually decreased to 1, and had normal supper meals with moderate portions, desserts only on rare occasions. Bread is also a rare treat as I am prone to yeast infections. That also means limited starches. I do 50 toe touches every morning as well as 50 alternating knee-to-opposite elbow touches. I have reached my goal weight so am no longer doing the shakes but keep the snacks on hand in case I have the urge. I prefer high protein breakfast (meat and eggs), but sometimes have oatmeal or a homemade fruit smoothie with yogurt. For sweetener I either use local honey or raw Stevia, as they are both completely natural. I plan to eventually purchase a Stevia plant and just use the leaves. I am maintaining my weight with this regimen. Hope this helps. By the way, my flabby stomach has shrunk and I can see my abs now. I’m back in size 8-10 jeans. Hooray!

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