My morning routine has been thrown off track. I had a great thing going. I would drop the kid off at pre-school, head straight to the gym or back home for a run, quickly eat some healthy lunch, and pick up the kid from school. That hasn’t happened in over two weeks.
My mornings have consisted of dropping the kid off at pre-school, running errands, cleaning house, laundry, baking, attending school functions, packing for trips, battling awful colds, and picking up the kid. Lunch is around 2:30, which means I am looking for anything to curb my starving insides. I keep healthy foods in the house, so I’m not filling myself with junk. However, my portion sizes have been larger than normal. For instance, I will have a ham on wheat sandwich, some fruit, a cheese stick, and a handful of mixed nuts. All in one sitting, that is usually a lunch and two snacks for me. Over eating happens when you allow yourself past the point of hunger.
I understand how difficult it is for moms to find time to workout, much less the motivation. The demand on you is seemingly never ending. Personally, I feel guilty if I tell my family “no” or “wait”, so I can have some time to workout (especially because of being a SAHM). I won’t even mention how tired you are at the end of the day, because I’m beat by lunch most days. I get it! I have to realize the importance of keeping myself healthy for my family; that requires me to workout. If I am not feeling healthy, I am not doing my best at being a mom or wife.