I started back at work a couple of days ago, and boy, is it a huge change. Ten months of maternity leave was amazing: I enjoyed every single second. But it's SO great to be back at work. I'm really feeling like I'm in my element.
The challenge is trying to manage all the other aspects of my life! It is not easy. It has only been two days, so I'm not going to assume the worst, but I never thought that working, managing a household, and taking care of two little kids could be so hard.
Things on the eating front are excellent. Frankly, I haven't had time to eat poorly! I pack my lunch, take it to work, and that's all I eat. I absolutely crave chocolate in the afternoon but if it means having to pick up my wallet to go and buy some, I can't be bothered! This is definitely a change from when I was at home, and I just needed to open a cupboard in the kitchen.
The one thing that I am completely worried about is finding time to exercise. Saturdays and Sundays: no problem. But I'm up at 6am everyday, and it's non-stop until I leave for work (7:30am): getting the kids ready, breakfasts, etc. I get home around 5:30pm, and then it's non-stop again with dinner, baths, etc. until 8:30pm. I know, it seems weird that it takes three hours to get that stuff done. But trust me - the time seems to go by in the blink of an eye. After 8:30pm, it's doing the dishes, ironing clothes for the next day, packing lunches, and doing some general tidying. When, oh when, do I squeeze exercise into this? Help!
The other huge motivation for losing this weight is feeling better in my work clothes. I feel good, but it would feel a lot better if I didn't feel the urge to suck my gut in all the time. Come summer, I will be wearing some cute stuff!
So that's all from me. I'll get back into the regular groove of blogging soon. Next up: weigh in on Saturday.