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
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!!)
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:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.