It never seems like there’s enough time in the day to fit everything in. There are so many things Matt and I want to do that get pushed to the wayside. i.e.- read more, get to bed earlier, spend time with friends, etc. One of those things is exercise. I used to go to the gym with Emmy but it was a little far from our house and I wasn’t too thrilled with the childcare and wound up deciding it wasn’t worth it.
Yesterday was my 6 week wellness check. I got the good news that I’m as good as new and officially a normal person again. 🙂 Which means, there is no longer an excuse for not getting back in shape. So, yesterday was my first day back at the gym in a LONG time (um.. may be a year???). Yikes! Matt and I came up with a new plan to trade off working out in the mornings. Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday he sleeps in/takes care of the kids and I hit the gym at the crack of dawn and get home by 8 (Emmy’s wake time). This way we don’t have to find childcare for the kids and we don’t have wear ourselves completely thin waking up early every single day.
Although I felt pretty lost and tired at the gym, it was GREAT to have some alone time. I’m not the biggest fan of “alone time” but I think I’m severely lacking in that department. I took the morning as my time away to recharge my batteries, relax, and pamper myself. After a short run and workout I got in the hot tub and took a long shower. On the way home from the gym I picked up a Starbucks and watched the sun come up. I felt so excited to get home and greet my babies. I felt ready for the day. Plus, I was showered and out of my pjs by 8- wow!
I don’t have the best track record with early wakeup calls but I’m optimistic I’ll stick with our little plan. Especially now that I’m accustomed to waking up early with Tuck anyway. I think it’s so important to have that time to be alone and calm every once in a while. It makes you more patient, more relaxed, and definitely more energized.
I’m also pretty excited to have my membership back just so that I can bring the kids to the pool this winter. We are always looking for fun new things to do with these kiddos. Busting out of the house is key to staying sane. 🙂