How Do You Find Time?

No Seriously, this is mainly directed to the mama’s out there.. specifically stay at home moms who don’t use childcare… but how do you find time in the day to get anything done? With to little ones on different schedules, I find it hard to get anything done during the day.  I wake up every morning with big plans and great intentions but most of my day look is planned around a time with they hopefully both nap and whatever errand we have to run that day and than filled in between with play time, diaper changes and feedings and by the time the day ends I have found i haven’t accomplished much else.

I want our days to be filled with meaningful entertainment and activities for the kids, my house work getting done and being organized, exercise, getting blogs posts done, uploading youtube videos and getting my personal work done as well and maybe reading a few pages of a book.

My biggest struggle I find is that Bennett is at an age where I can’t really leave him alone in a room , cause he now not only climbs on everything but gets into EVERYTHING no matter how childproof  I make it and our home is small. So we don’t have a dedicated play room, where i can throw him in and not worry about anything happening. Owen is 3 months old so my ability to do stuff his based on his attitude and his schedule. AND even if I get a miracle of them napping at the same time, i usually just want to have ME time and once Andrew gets home, I just want to have time with him ( he works 6 days a week… so the few hours a day we get together mean a lot)

I had started a plan to wake up at 6-6:30 AM and go running before the kids wake up. That way Andrew is still home with them. BUT I find myself wanting to sleep in if Owen woke up at 5AM or a few times during the night. I like my sleep and I am a night owl. So today I decided to start a new plan. Instead of going back to bed after taking care of Owen in the morning. I am going to wake up and start my day. That means I may wake up at 3AM or at 6AM and anywhere in between. BUT I will NOT go back to bed. I will wake up and start working, clean whatever needs to be cleaned or organized and workout/go for a run.  Now.. sleep is important but I can either nap when the kids nap or if I have to get up super early go back to bed before the kids wake up.

SO Mama’s i need to know HOW DO YOU DO IT?!  I know it is possible. I know it can be done… but How do you find the time?!  My plan my be crazy and I may fail at it.. but I have to TRY something new, cause the current system I have isn’t working.

 

 

 

 

10 Weeks Postpartum

I contemplated skipping this weeks check in. I have felt SO good about my body this week, and I feel like I definitely sabotaged myself a little last night but eating THREE pizza of pizza we made ourselves and was definitely not gluten free. I will get it out of the way but I definitely did not accomplish my weight goal of 137, which is okay, but it is disappointing knowing I put the effort in and although, I can feel the results and somewhat see them. To not physically see them on the scale or in the photos is very upsetting to me. However, as much as I want to pretend the two week check in isn’t a thing this week, I will still post it. Also, something to keep on mind, which also may be self sabotage on my part is the fact that I don’t have any underwear that isn’t either a thong of complete full coverage that fits my current size. So for the bottoms, they are obviously tight, which only accentuates the fat. I am also, annoyed that my front facing camera on my phone as such poor quality!

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8 Weeks

 

10 Weeks

I really really HATE looking at these photos.  And I think that is because I know in 2 weeks I will be hitting my 3 month mark and I am not where I wanted to be at 3 months and also, because swimsuit season is coming upon us. So, I have been doing everything right fitness wise and doing decently well food wise.  However, I know I building muscle, but I am not shedding fat. What I need to do is more cardio. Something, I have talked about but haven’t really been able to do. I won’t bore you with why I haven’t really done cardio, besides some small indoor cardio BUT I think starting tomorrow, I need to get up early while Andrew is still home to watch the kids before work and I need to go and run. That is the only way I will start getting the results I want, with everything else I have already been doing. I have also, been drinking a tablespoon of Apple Cider Vinegar (with water) every morning and I quite impressed with how much I don’t hate it.

See you again May 31st