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.