Monday, April 29, 2013

Monday Motivation, May Meltdown & a Day in My Life

I'm so done with my attitude lately. I have to snap out of this, whatever it is. I know most of my problem is not eating right & lack of exercise so I took extra time last night to plan out my food for today and to pack my workout clothes. Today, I will be walking down the block to pay my $40 gym dues for the next 30 days. During January & February when I went to the gym, I had so much eneregy and motivation to eat better and I felt so good.  I want that back!  I'm also jumping on board with some awesome ladies - Kyra, Kara, KristieKate, and LeighAnn to do the May Meltdown with Ms. Michaels challenge. 

I tried to do the 30 Day Shred earlier this year and I let life get in the way and just didn't finish it.  With the end of Operation Red Bikini right around the corner I have to do something or I will not be anywhere close to any of my goals

I have never done a Day in the Life post and Holly did one today and I'm going to play copy cat!  These are my days right now.  I hope to look back years from now and see that my mornings are much smoother.

My day starts around 5:30 - 6:00 with a wake up call from my hubby who is just getting off of work.  I have been know to end up with my phone under my pillow and not hear it ring until after he has called me 27 times. {True story.}  I also have 5 alarms set on my phone that I also may or may not hear.  To say that I'm not a morning person is an understatement.  I am not one to hop right out of bed either.  I have to 'wake up' first and I usually lay in bed for a little while reading blogs or checking Instagram or Facebook from the previous day.  By 6:15 - 6:30 I get up, let the dog out and begin waking up 2 kids who obviously take after their mother.  After about 10 minutes they make their way to the living room and proceed to fall back asleep while I take a shower.  By the time I get out of the shower and get dressed it's almost 7:00 and I have to again wake up the kids to eat breakfast.  I dry my hair and pack lunches and backpacks while they eat.  By 7:30 I almost always have to go bat shit crazy nag them to go brush their teeth and get dressed.  We have to leave home no later than 7:50 to make it to school by 8:00 and I'm usually 8:05 getting to work.  I put my makeup on in the car after I get to work.  I've tried doing it before I leave home but I end up a hot sweaty mess by the time I get out the door.  I work for a small community bank and I'm so thankful I have a great boss that doesn't complain about us being a few minutes late, even if it is almost every day.  So I work until lunch time, which is usually around 11:00 for me.  I only take half of my lunch hour at this time and eat.  I use the other half to pick up the kids from school around 3:00.  I will either take them to my parents or to my father-in-law and come back to work until 4:30 (or 5:30 on Fridays).  After work I have been going straight to get the kids and then home.  {Starting today, I will be going to work out for about an hour after work.}  Normally the kids have already done homework by this time and we just hang out for a bit.  They jump on the trampoline or play outside while I straighten the house or do laundry and start cooking supper.  I get them inside to get a shower and then we eat supper.  We go over any left over homework or studying they may have then it's bed time.  I try to have them in bed by 8:30 on school nights.  This normally gets stretched out to 9:00 or even 9:30 some nights because they.just.won'  With my husband working out of state, I'm pretty much a 'single mama' while he's gone.  {Not complaining, I know lots of single mama's that make it work and I'm thankful for my husband and his job.}  I'm such a Type-A person and want everything to run smoothly and structured and have it all together and most of our days couldn't be further from that.  I find it hard for me to balance everything.  It may not be pretty but we do manage to get it done.  And that's my day!  Hope y'all have a great Monday!

Funny Family Ecard: If you would just listen and do something the first time I asked, Mommy wouldn't have to lose her shit.

1 comment:

  1. That is so me in that ecard!!! Glad I am not the only one!!