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Tuesday, April 07, 2009

I figured out the other day that as a mother my day starts at between 6-7am and end between 8-9pm. That is a 15hr day. Then I also realized that if I had a job working 8hrs I would be done with work at 2pm. At 2pm I still have 6-7 hrs to go. This does not include the 3am breast feeding. It may sound like I'm complaining here. I AM NOT. I love my job. My kids are the most rewarding things I have done. It just helped me figure out why I feel so tired all the time.

What does this have to do with weight loss, health and fitness? I'll tell you. In some ways I hope my lack of sleep is why I sometimes feel like I should be losing more weight fasted. I am losing about a pound a week. I know a lot of people would say that is great, and it is. My goal was just to lose 2lbs a week. What I have come to realize is that is really hard to do. Maybe I should stop watching the Biggest Loser. In ways it motivates me and then it ways it makes me feel like an underachiever. What I have come to realize is this. It takes more time than I want it to, but I'm still losing and this is the longest I have kept up with my nutrition and fitness EVER. So yeah for me.

My next revelation is this. I was talking to a friend the other day(also a mother),and she said when she to to get away she studies(nursing student).
I thought this sounded crazy. What's even crazier was my answer. I told her to get away and decompress I liked to work out. WHAT????? I used to feel like working out was a chore. Now it is my way to decompress. How crazy and very cool is that.

So in the end even if I am exhausted from being Mom all the time, it also made me look forward to working out. Those are some pretty awesome benefits. I get to be a mom and maybe someday in the near future I can even be a HOT mom.
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  • MJA716
    I second everything Gabby said! LOL! The Biggest Loser is a great show but don't they look silly when they're disappointed that they "only" lost 4 pounds or so in one week??? Don't be so hard on yourself...YOU'RE DOING AWESOME!! Hang in there and you'll be getting rid of those clothes in your closet before you know it!!

    Mary Jane
    3268 days ago
  • GABBY1027
    You are absolutely right that being a mom is hard work. Can you only imagine what the pay rate would be in all the over time we put in. How about the nights you have to be up all night with your little ones that won't sleep. Being sleep deprived makes it so much harder to lose weight for sure. I also watch the Biggest Loser every week and feel motivated, but remember they live on a ranch where they can work out 8 hrs per day. We are lucky to get 1 hr. That is so awesome that you decompress with exercise. Thats exactly what keeps me sane. Keep it up!!! Your doing great, you deserve a huge hug!! emoticon emoticon
    3272 days ago
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