If I can do it. .. so can you!

People always say there isn’t enough time.   Well I find that to be a load of crap.   I am 34 with a husband, at any given time 1 to 6 kids in my house and a full time job.
This month I made a choice to change the way I do things.   I quit smoking just over a month ago,  but that alone wasn’t enough for me.  I wanted to make a conscious effort to be healthier.
I started a new job back in June that isn’t nearly as active as my old job.   It was definitely starting to take its toll on the scale and how my clothes were fitting.
On October 1st I started setting my alarm an hour earlier.   I now wake up at 6 instead of 7.  I jump out of bed and put on my workout clothes.   I come downstairs and do at least a 30 minute workout using one of my wii fitness games.   Afterward I get myself and my children up and ready for our day.   We are out the door by 8 at the latest.   Sometimes we are even quick enough that we walk to school instead of drive.
I go to work for 8 hours and then i get the kids from school.   When we get home I make a homemade meal.   Sometimes I am tried and I would rather not,  but its the cheapest and healthiest option for my family.  We all sit down at the table to eat dinner as a family.
I then help the kids with homework,  do laundry and  get the kids bathed.  It is only after all this is done that I sit down to unwind from my day. The kids go to bed by 8pm, we read a bedtime story.  After this I may have 2 hours of relaxing with my hubby.  Then usually go to bed around 10pm.  Yes, I get all of that done and still can get 8 hours of sleep a night!
So. .. there are enough hours in the day.   Stop making excuses about why you can’t cook, can’t exercise,  sit down to eat meals with your family or get enough sleep.  If I can do it,  so can you!

Published by Making Time For Me

Wife, Mother, Step Mom, Control Freak. 7 years into my second marriage and dedicated to making my home a chemical free safe haven <3

6 thoughts on “If I can do it. .. so can you!

  1. Reblogged this on cmugrad817 and commented:

    Today I want to start blogging here on a regular basis. About my life as a professional, a mother, a runner and someone who loves a good beer!! This old Blog has re-inspired me.

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  2. I agree that if you truly want something to work you can make time for it. I have had to do some adjustments to my schedule since the new year but I am on track 15 days in. How do you wake and exercise at home without your kids waking up? Mine hear my foot as soon as it hits the floor unless it’s my occasional gym at 4:30am…then not a soul stirs.💌Trista

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  3. I did all that, too – full-time job, 3 kids, cooking, laundry, etc. etc. While I’m grateful for my wonderful family, I’m so glad I don’t have to do all that any more. Raising a family is for the young and energetic. These days, I just want to come home from work, hug (and walk) Cody, and relax until it’s time for bed (which gets earlier and earlier as I get older and older).

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