3rd shift struggle

Monday, April 18, 2011

So, 3 weeks ago I started working 3rd shift full time. I went from being a stay at home mom for 7 years, to working 1st and 2nd shift 3 days a week, to working 3rd shift 40+ hours a week all in the time span of a year. I am really struggling now with getting a workout in. I have to be honest, this Tuesday, it will be 3 weeks since I have stepped in the gym. Before I started working, I was going at least 5 nights a week. Now my sleep schedule is so messed up and my husband doesn't get home from work until almost time for me to go to work, so going to the gym while I have my kids is out of the question. I can't go when I get off from work in the mornings because my husband has to be at work as soon as I get off. (he is working 12+ hours a day). This past weekend was my first weekend off and I found myself so tired that I didn't want to do anything but sleep. It has been 3 weeks. Shouldn't my body be use to this by now? I hate not getting my work outs in. I can tell a big difference in my moods. I really have to find a balance here. I know the longer I stay away from the gym, the harder it's going to be to go back if I don't get some time to do it real soon!
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  • SHASUE29
    With me having 3 kids also, I find it damn near impossible to find time to get to the gym. Especially with the older two being in after school activities. And with this cold/wet weather lately, we (Me and Zacoria) haven't even had a chance to go for a walk. :-(

    But, when the weather straightens up, that is what I'm going to do.....WALK my butt off! Maybe you could fit a walk in? Maybe add some weights to it too? Or even a bike ride. I have one of those bike trailers I throw Zacoria in and pull her around while mommy gets the workout of a lifetime! :-)

    2462 days ago
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