Tell me...where do you working mothers find the time??

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

I know that there are so many people in the same situation as I am and for those of you who are able to accomplish what you have, I have nothing but the upmost respect and admiration for you. emoticon

I just feel like there is not enough of me (well...that is not true...there is far too much of me!) or time in a day. I am a person that needs about 8 hours of sleep-that is just how my body has always been or I crash. I wake up about 5:30-5:45 am, I get ready and do a few small things around the house to try and be out by 7:15. I go to work and right now my son has basketball games every day but Friday so I go straight there after work and get home around 7:00 pm at which time I clean the kitchen, do laundry, go over homework with the kids, etc. I try to be in bed between 9:00-10:00 pm to start the next day all over again.
How do you guy do it? Where do you find the time? I try to set my alarm for 4:45 am and would like to get up and run...but I am lazy and tired!! Ideally I would love to run in the morning and lift at night but right now I just can't figure out when to fit it in!!
Can't one of you just come pound me into some sort of regimen?? PLLLLEEEAASSEE??? emoticon
Well...I feel a tad better just saying it outloud..now let's see what I can do!
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  • KITKA82
    List the hours in a day, and block off everything you do in one day. Seeing it on paper will help you find the time. I don't always work out the same time every day. I definitely don't work out on week-mornings. I work out primarily in the evening after the kids go to bed. Sometimes I do it right after work, before I pick my kids up from daycare. I have been known to sneak in the occasional walk or run during lunch. On the weekends, I work out in the morning, or while the kids are taking their naps.

    Some things may fall by the way side. It's okay to shift priorities for a while. You may even rethink your standards of organization. The only way to reach your fitness goals is to make fitness a priority. No bones about it. emoticon

    Don't be hard on yourself though. You are doing great!
    3692 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/15/2010 12:26:49 AM
  • MUSICLVR2675
    Amen, I know what you mean! It's definitely the basketball game that's getting in the way. By all means we want to be at every game but maybe you and your hubby can switch off so that you can get in a workout. I'm a single mom of two teenagers and I have a BF that helps a lot too. He helps with dinner and picking up kids from rehearsal/practice. I usually miss out on a lot of workouts when their seasons are active so I can totally relate...there's just no time! I usually take advantage of weekends. I hit the gym for a minimum of 1 hour and depending on weekend plans if I can do 2 hours I will! Makes a difference.
    3693 days ago
  • CECE0330
    I think what is throwing you off is the daily basketball games. I work full time, have 2 young girls (3 and 7) a house, husband, etc. I'm the breadwinner, cook, shopper, bill payer.....you name it!

    My work schedule is 8-5:30; I do a Zumba class at the Y on Mondays from 6-7. Tuesdays (well, not these past 2 weeks!) I get up early (BLECH!!!!) and run for 35-40 minutes. Weds I get off work at 4, but have 2 stops to make for work, and get to zumba right when it starts at 5. Thurs I take off, Fri I get up to run. Sat morning it's Zumba, and Sun if I'm not too busy I run. PHEW! Basically, I just cram it in when I can, and my DH is understanding about helping out with dinners, homework, laundry. I know as a parent you want to see every game, but could you maybe run while he plays one game a week? Drop him off, run in the general vicinity, be back in time? How about work-any flexibility there? Can you get any exercise in at lunch? Weekends? (I know those carry their own brand of insanity!)

    All I can say is i felt really busy BEFORE, and yet I have adjusted to making workouts part of my week. Do things suffer for it? Yeah. My house isn't as clean as I like it to be. My car is a mess, but I feel good, and am improving my health for my family!
    3693 days ago

    Comment edited on: 12/14/2010 5:14:14 PM
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