Howdy ya'll! How was your Labor Day weekend? We spent it at the beach and it was fabulous. I weighed myself before going and was down 22 lbs! Can I get a whoop whoop?!? I'll weigh myself again this coming Friday. Today was one of those days I had to stop and think and look for a little bit of sanity. I know some people have asked me how am I staying so disciplined and how am I balancing all of my commitments...The answer is...everyday, I lose a little bit of my mind LOL. I wanted to share with you a typical day in my house. Follow me on my journey of mom-ing (that's the art of being a mom) and fitting all other stuff and thangs in my schedule. Here's how my typical weekdays start...
5:45 am- Hubby's alarm goes off to wake up for work....I wake up as well, then eventually doze off until my alarm at 6:30, then it's off to the races *queue horse race music* I jump out of bed because at this point I can't afford to hit the snooze button. I quickly dress myself, brush my teeth, throw half of my makeup on, pull my hair back, and proceed the super exciting task of waking the children. Big girl princess (BGP) is the first to make a peep, and warns me that if I turn the bright light on, it won't be a good morning. Meanwhile, little girl princess (LGP) is busy snoring away. I proceed to get their clothes and start putting socks on both kids. BGP finally gets out of the bed and lands on the floor. Now the task is to somehow get her off the floor and brushing her teeth. I leave her on the floor and proceed to LGP who is now starting to wake up, and promptly complains about how cold it is in the room, to which I quickly get her dressed, and she is finally out of the bed, but now lying on the floor next to BGP. Eventually, BGP makes her way to the bathroom and starts brushing her teeth, but LGP is still on the floor, but now she has rolled halfway to the bathroom. Success, they are both eventually brushing their teeth. Score 1 for supermom! I rush downstairs, pop some healthy multigrain high protein waffles in the toaster and proceed with the oh so fun task of hair fixing. BGP usually wants something elaborate, but mommy overrules and she ends up with an awesome sauce pony tail. LGP is a bit easier, as she wants one hairstyle and one hairstyle only which is half of her hair in a pony tail. Waffles pop up, and I promptly spread some fruit jam over them, smash them together and made some waffle-whiches. Now it's 7:20 and my alarm is going off . This alarm is affectionately referred to as the "get your a$$es in the car" alarm. I make sure lunches are packed, all forms are signed, blankets, jackets, and water bottles are in backpacks, shoes are on, and off we go! I finally drop the kids off by 7:35 and get to work by 8. I put the remainder of my makeup on and can now start my day.
I work a desk job that can be stressful at times, but I used my Fitbit to remind me to get up and walk. I have an alarm set on my Fitbit to go off every hour I'm at work. This reminds me to get up and walk around. A step is a step, even if I'm walking in place, it's better than sitting. After a long and tiring day at work, I leave by 4:30-5:00 pm and make my way home. Once home it's time to get everything ready for the next day. I check the kids backpacks, sign all their papers, finish homework, and make lunches for the next day (including my own)....Oh wait I forgot, I'm also simultaneously making dinner, which hubby usually helps with so that's a super plus! Lunches are finished, homework is finished, dinner is finished, and now it's off to the gym! I typically try to go to the gym 3 times per week. If I'm not at the gym, then now it's time to play some dance games on the Wii, or walk the neighborhood. Whatever it takes to get in my 10-15k steps per day, I try and do it. Once the daily exercise is complete, it's dinner and shower time. I also make an attempt to load the dishwasher, tend to our rabbit, and clean up the usual day to day messes. Cleaning up after 2 young kids is a workout in and of itself. My floor typically consists of random lego pieces, miniature My Little Ponies, a stray sock....or 7, a half eaten piece of bread, 4-5 headbands, 17 hair clips, cut up pieces of yarn, the pillows that should be on the sofa, pencils, chalk bits and pieces, and the list could go on and on. I shall spare you the mundane details. I usually end my evening around 10, and that is the time I catch up on social media, emails, write my blogs, etc. My side jobs include....Board member of my neighborhood HOA, Room coordinator/party planner for BGP's class, Room Treasurer for LGP's class and Co-leader of BGP's Girl Scout troop,
There's so much more I could get into, but I think you have the general idea :) Whew! Well enough about me.....what are you up to? What's your typical day look like???