Friday, April 29, 2011

Time... where for at thou, time?

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Going to a Tuff Girl Workout tonight. Almost had to cancel, but I'm gonna make it.
Been eating ok, and then not ok. It's really about my time management. As in, I have no time. If I have clean, healthy foods to easily grab for he day, I do... but if I haven’t had time to make some, I am up a creek and grabbing whatever I can find.

To those of you who are thinking "you have to MAKE time", here is a look at my Saturday schedule. Sunday is very similar:
5:30 AM - up with J & S
6:30 AM - Walk/run? (I hope I can get out for this, but the kids have a good way of sabotaging!!)
7:30 AM - shower - then breakfast
8:00 AM - A shower
8:30 AM - Morgan
9:00 AM - Jackie
10:00 AM – Maddie
10:30 AM - Lizzy
11:00 AM - Auditions
12:00 PM - Anna, Kerena, Kevin
1:00 PM - Allyson (till 1:30/1:45)
2:00 PM - Rehearsal - till 5
5:30 PM - Lara
6:00 PM - Sam's bedtime
6:30 PM - Dinner (hopefully)
7:30 PM - Josh bedtime
8:00 PM on - ??

The time I am hoping to prepare some food for the week is that “??” after that 8:00 PM hour. I am hoping I have enough energy to do it - but really? That might be a long shot.
All the names you see are my voice students. It's my part time job that I do all weekend long. I love them, but it IS work.
This is standard for Saturday and Sunday. M-F I'm up with the boys at 5:30, getting us all ready to be out the door by 6:30 to get to daycare and work. I work till 4:30. Monday and Wednesday I leave work and go to class till 8:20. Currently Tuesday and Thursday I have been seeing students right after work, Thursday at 7:30 is church choir rehearsal. All this including getting the kids fed, bathed, in bed... or even just spending time with them!
I don't know what to do. My eating is suffering and my exercise is suffering... so is my sanity.
Or, is this just an excuse? I spent a lot of my fat life making excuses, so sometimes it's hard to tell if there is a real obstacle, or if it's an excuse. Feel free to weigh in.


  1. Gosh, that is a hard one! Its normally so easy to cut out wasted time like 'watching TV' or whatever, but you're day really is quite jammed!

    I know that when I had to start moving around my schedule (and being a student, for me it was library/revision/tutorial times), I just had to tell myself that it wouldn't be forever. I could work to my heart's content once I reached my goal weight, but to get there, I would have to temporarily put some things on hold.

    I don't think there's ever an easy way to do it. And you are absolutely NOT making excuses - a hectic lifestyle is often one of the main reasons people put on weight in the first place, I believe. Its always going to be hard, but its like going on a diet - you have to cut out things you might like or might want, and wait until you've reached your goal weight before reintroducing them...

    But then again there's the flip side of the coin, wherein if you cut out everything you like, suddenly your diet/exercise is the enemy, and you stop enjoying yourself! I guess its just about striking a balance...

    I'm very sorry, when I started typing I thought I might be helping out, but I've somehow argued myself into a corner!

  2. LOL - that's ok! I am in the same corner, so at least I am not alone! Balance is the buzz word here, and I think I am just going to have to work on it till it feels "right". Or, enter an insane asylum, whichever comes first!!