Thursday, January 14, 2010

Still here - head is spinning!

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.


All Women Stalker said...

I know how hard it is to get exercise in our busy schedules. I wish I could offer some advice. But I have the same problem. What I'm trying to do is walk more instead of taking public transportation or a car. Even 10 minutes a day, if done consistently, can make a big difference.

Anonymous said...

I can't imagine working outside the home, taking care of kids, the house...etc. You have a very full plate!!

Good luck as you get into the groove of things :)

Rebecca said...

I totally feel your pain today Sonya!

I seriously have no clue how I'm going to do it either this 'semester'.

hang in there and we'll just have to motivate each other.

Teresa said...

Glad to hear all is well with returning to work. It's alot to juggle, hopefully somewhere along the line you will find some time for yourself.

Stephanie said...

Sounds like you've got a nice life rhythm going.
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JavaChick said...

I don't have kids, but I feel like I don't know where all my time goes so I can just imagine that it must be difficult.

I don't really have any suggestions to offer - I have exercised between 8:30 - 9:30 at night, but I know some people would find that interferes with their sleep. Maybe some yoga would work?

Good luck with figuring something out!

totegirl said...

Go at lunch! Seriously, didn't you say spinning was your new boyfriend? Well, I'm stealing him! I love spinning! Get back out there and do stuff you love.

P.S. Can you post more? Thanks! Your friend ~ totegirl

marie said...

ahem. Where have you been?

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