Right now I am struggling with fitting everything into my day that I want to do with my mental and physical health. I find myself jogging at 11pm for 30 minutes to make sure I get my steps in after everyone is in bed. Every night I think “I will get up early tomorrow and workout before everyone gets up”, but then I am up 3 times with the baby through the night and I feel like death every morning so that goes out the door. I mean I have to sleep some too.
So when do I get it all done? Well today I jogged and did a quick workout after we all got up. My husband was working in the office, I was in the living room, my toddler was running between us, and the baby was in the walker looking at me like I was crazy. But I got my 20 minute jog in and I thought it was a great start to the day. I should have no problem getting my steps in and I would just do a little yoga before bed.
Well here it is 9pm and I still have 2k steps to get, have 32 oz of water to drink (this is a struggle for me EVERYDAY!), yoga to do, and would like to meditate. And that’s just what I would like to do for myself. We still have to get both kids to bed, start a load of clothes, pick up around the house, and sweep the whole first floor. It’s never ending and I always feel like I have only done about half of what I needed to.
Somehow I will figure out what I need to do so I have time for my stuff each day without feeling like I have neglected everything else to do so. I try and include my kids as much as I can, but sometimes that just makes it 500 times more stressful because I am fighting with them to do it and just waste an hour and didn’t really get any workout in. That’s not always the case, but getting a 3 year old and a 6 month old to do what you want and when you want them to do it is usually a fail.
So tell me what you do to make sure you get your workouts in and do everything else you need to do in a day? How do you find balance? Give me your feedback and let’s help each other!