Monday, August 29, 2011

How the what?

I need to work-out. NEED. I'm not a tiny person and I had just started getting into a groove when I got preggers (gasp!) a year ago. I am determined--DETERMINED--to not fall more deeply into mushville. I even kinda want to work-out for the first time since ever. Alas, however, I cannot figure out how the furk I will have the time or energy until baby girl sleeps through the night. Here's the skinny:

*Chris leaves for work between 4 and 5 am.
*I get up about 6:30 to get Ell & Brooklyn and me out the door. Lots of crazy rushing around ensues.
*Work, work, work.
*Arrive home between 5:30 and 6:00pm.
*Make dinner, give baths, feed Brooklyn and rush around like crazy trying to observe bedtime.
*Clean up the kitchen and such.
*Lay out clothes and such for the next day.

***I suppose I could work-out/run at this point, which is around 8:00-8:30pm. The thing is, I still have to shower and I am so. damn. tired. at this point. I just want to sit on the couch and stare blankly at the tv or computer.

*Go to bed at roughly 10:00pm
*Wake up roughly 2 different occasions to feed Brook-Brook. This cuts roughly 2 hours out of my beauty sleep time. I NEED my beauty sleep, people.
*Rinse and repeat for another day.

Le sigh. The good thing is that I know that this stage won't last forever. And that is good. Then I can get back to working out in the evenings. So maybe this post backfired and convinced me to work-out once my baby sleeps all night. Oops.


Joy B said...

I know how you feel. I usually only have time to workout after 8:45 pm and by then I'm pooped.

A.B. said...

I say it's too hot to start now and impossible if you still wake up 2x per night. I say, wait for it to cool off before you get sweaty outside. Maybe do a night time yoga routine before bed? It's supposed to be soothing.