How do you do it all?
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
I am 44 years old. I have a five year old and a three month old. I just went back to work full time teaching. This job requires at least two hours worth of school work each night. I get the kids to bed by 8:30 pm usually, tonight it was 9 pm. I am still doing laundry at 9:21 pm and was planning on exercising but am going to bed once I finish the laundry and put the dish washer on.
My brain feels tired. Last night when I made it to bed after 10:30 pm, I realized as I laid down in bed that it was the first time since 5:30 am that I was not in motion or required to do something. I know this will pass but how to deal with it now?
I went on the scale today and did not lose anything. I almost cried. I worked out, but little 15 minute workouts where I could fit them in. I did struggle with my eating but it was carbs (breads) that did me in.
My clothes do not fit due to my tummy. I had a c-section and am not sure if the tummy is due to my section or the 20 bls I gained. Then, I feel like I will never lose that tummy again and then I say, "hey...with hard work I can do this" and then...it is 9:30 pm at night, no exercise and just tired where I could cry.
So...how do I do it?
I have decided that I can only exercise at night. I cannot wake up early. Tonight is not very typical...I thought I could exercise every other night and do my school work on the other nights.
Tomorrow, I have a staff meeting at work and won't even pick up my kids until 4 pm. I am sure I will be tired then.
Ok...venting, whining over...need help, hugs and advice.