4:50 AM: Alarm clock goes off.
5:00 - 5:15: Snooze button is hit a few times and I eventually roll out of bed somewhere in this time frame.
5:15 - Shower
5:30 - I get dressed, style hair, brush teeth, etc,etc.
6:00 - I go downstairs and pack lunches for Tim, Aidan, and myself. I throw some healthy food (pieces of fresh fruit and a protein shake) in a bag to eat in the car while I am driving to work (breakfast).
6:15 - I wake up the children. I typically get obnoxious and turn the lights on and sing them a song to get them up and moving...all while getting their clothes out for the day.
6:20 - Dress kids and get them their breakfast
6:30- Leave for work
7:40 - I arrive at work. (I drive an hour and ten minutes...icky poo)
Work Work Work Work Work. I am not TECHNICALLY a teacher. I am a counselor, but I work with kids all day AND I spend 9 years in the trenches as a high school teacher. I am gonna throw this bit in here...cause it is funny and all you educators will appreciate it.
3:45-4:00 - I leave work.
5:00 - I pick up Aidan at daycare.
5:15: I arrive home, put my bags down, kick off my shoes, and head straight to the kitchen. Please note that the first thing Darcy says to me when I walk in the door is not "Hi, Mommy!" It is, "What are you making for dinner?"
5:20: Getting dinner started on the stove, put water in the sink for dishes (We don't have a dishwasher.). I now proceed to do dishes while cooking dinner.
5:45 ish : Dinner is ready. We eat as a family.
6:15 ish: Table is cleared. I finish washing dishes, clear table, clean the dining room and kitchen.
6:35: I sit with the kids for a few minutes to talk about their days some more and get in some cuddle time.
6:45: Bath time for kids.
7:45: Get kids headed towards bed.
8:00: Kids are in bed. Darcy proceeds to get out of bed multiple times claiming she needs little things like multiple tiny sips of water.
Here is the window where I could exercise, but some nights I am just EXHAUSTED and have to really force myself to do it. Typically, I do it, but some nights it just feels impossible. If I do exercise, I am usually finished by 9:00.
Left over time in the evening is spend catching up on TV shows.
And then it starts all over again...
I guess I COULD get up at 4:30 and exercise, but I don't know if I have it in me. Getting up that early is just awful for me...but I COULD do it. I just need to push myself. Otherwise that window between 8:00 and 9:00 is just gonna have to work. The bottom line is that it has to happen, so I may as well just pick a window, you know?
There need to be a couple more hours in the day... :) How do the rest of you busy moms fit in your workouts? I could definitely use some advice!