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!