Hey Everybody! Welcome to my Blog, finally! Through my website I hope to share with you all answers to the many questions I get asked frequently on Instagram, FitTips, Workouts, Meal Prepping, Planning, and Organizing, Healthy Eating and Healthy Recipes and so much more. This will be a place where I share with you knowledge from research, personal experience, trial and error, etc…
I also have a Family Page at the top that I will be updating seeing as it’s the MOST important aspect, after all!
One question I was told you all wanted to hear about was “Managing it All” or the delusion of managing it all rather!Family, working full time, and fitness.
I’m still trying to figure it out!
Honestly, it’s difficult. It isn’t the easiest thing I’ve ever donethat’s for sure. All of the things mentioned above are important to me, therefore I plan them out and make time for each one.
Kids – I get about an hour in the mornings with the kids which I greatly enjoy. We talk, laugh, and do our morning routine. In the evenings I get about 2 hours with them, again we talk about the day, we might play a game or I might let them play on theipad/watch a show while I get things done at the house that desperately need attending to (laundry!!). I wish I had more time with them, but one thing I try to remember is QUALITY over QUANTITY and I make the most of the time we do get together. Things will be changing in this area in the next month or so and once everything is in place and I can make the announcement I will!
Husband – My husband leaves for work super early, sometimes 3:45 AM! So we do not see each other in the mornings often. We do, however, text and talk frequently throughout the day andwe get a little bit of time together in the evenings, but we both have so many chores to get done and things to get in order for the next work day that we don’t get the best quality time during the week. We make this up on the weekends generally and sometimes we are even inseparable! My husband is honestly my best friend, I know a lot of women say this about their spouse, but it’s true! I am a huge caretaker and not being able to cook dinner for him and the kids each night has been one of my most missed and saddest things since going back to work.
Fitness – I so wish I could workout before work, but unfortunately it’s just not in the cards for me unless I wake up around 3:30 AM (ain’t happenin!!). So I get in 3-4 workouts in the evenings during the week from 5:00 to 6 or 6:15. I am usually tired and lower on energy than I am for a morning workout but I still get it done and I feel amazing and energized once I do. I also workout Saturday mornings and sometimes Sunday mornings if I only workout 3x during the work week. I get in 5 workouts a week generally.
Nutrition – I try to get my husband to grocery shop Saturdays while I’m out running other errands. I take my grocery ads to work on Friday and make a list with discounts and we use theCozi app to add the items to. Sunday I spend about an hour prepping our lunches for the week, I will do a post on meal prep soon which will include what I make and how. The night before work I measure my snacks and lunches out and put them into containers and add the nutritional info (i.e. macros – fats, carbs,protein) into myfitnesspal for the next day. Once you get into a routine with this it just becomes second nature, although it may sound like a lot. Nutrition is really important to me and it should be to you as well because that is where the majority of weight loss and body alterations come from!