Work work Work!
Monday, September 14, 2009
It's a great thing, having a job in this economy. I lost mine back in February when the store I was working for closed down, and was scared for a long time I would never find one again.
All that changed last month when I was re-hired by a former employer; thank god for that great work record! It inspired me to re-start my program. Again. Sigh.
But unlike the past few tries, this one has stuck for a month. I've managed to eat very healthy and appropriately for the past month, and my reward is an 11 lb loss. YAY!
Now, the hard part. While my eating got out of control during my time off, my exercise pattern became regular again. Walks most every day and the gym as well. But now that I'm at work 50-70 hours a week (mostly 50 now, 70 will start in January) I find it VERY hard to stabilize my exercise and still find time with my family.
Ideally we would work out together, killing two birds with one stone. But my husband already has a physical job; the last thing he wants to come home and do is move more. And dear daughter gets her kicks, literally, from Karate (as well as tennis and other activities). By the time I get home, it's homework, family time and bed time. In that order.
So how do you do it? I've thought about mornings, but I already get up between 5 and 5:30 on a NORMAL day; I can't part with much more sleep. My job requires me to look professional at all times, so being a sweaty mess after lunch isn't going to cut it, either.
HELP!! I'm doing so well but could do better.