That's what time my alarm goes off every morning. I know a lot of you think I'm some kind of superwomen who fits everything in a day. I won't say I have super powers, but I can say I fit a ton of shit into most of my days :)
Yes, it's gotten harder since I went back to work, here is my usual schedule and some of my tips for getting it all in.
I spend 30 minutes before bed packing bags, this includes my gym bag, Madison's bags, and my lunch box. I pre-make my Spark and put it in the fridge and I even get my coffee and breakfast ready for the next morning. I lay out what I want to wear the next day and I sleep in my sports bra and workout pants.
If you don't do it the night before you might as well just assume you are NOT going to get a workout the next day.
Getting up at 4am is rough, but necessary if you work. This is prime workout time, when I first started I tried so hard to make it at night. It was a beating, you KNOW I love my gym time, but at 630 it's difficult to focus on sweating! I would be at the gym and all I could think about was how I still had to go home, cook dinner, gives bathes, clean up, etc. Plus, I was freaking TIRED.
So 3x a week I do 5 am workouts, I live 20 minutes from the gym so I pack all my 'getting pretty' shit and take it with me to get ready for work there.
I work M-F 8-530 and work is a hour drive to and from my house.
I will say you need to be committed, that first week or two of getting up this early will be hard! It will get easier, your body will adjust. Coffee helps.
On the mornings I don't go to the gym I blog, finding time to write posts is not easy. I can't do it at work because I don't have access, but sometimes I take my laptop to Starbucks on my lunch break. Each post takes me over an hour to write usually, but I enjoy doing it so I make time.
I get home from work around 6:30 where I feed Madison as soon as I walk in the door and then start cooking for Oliver and I. She doesn't eat what we eat, that girl is getting very picky. Not sure if you've ever tried to force a toddler to eat something, but that shit usually doesn't happen.
I try 'healthy' mac and cheese and she's all 'I want a peanut butter sandwich'. Sigh.
I'll be honest, I've been making the same 4 or 5 healthy recipes for months now. I'm just too lazy to look up new ones because I know EXACTLY what I need from the store and how long they take to cook :)
I hate hate hate hate thinking and planning and cooking dinner every night. Sigh.
If I was super awesome I would make 5 meals and freeze them ahead on Sundays. That's one of my goals.
Usually while dinner is going we do bath time and I do some light picking up around the house.
Some have commented and asked how I keep my house so clean. My husband is pretty good at helping and Madison is also pretty good at keeping MOST of her shit in the playroom. I hate messes though so I never let things get too messy! If both of you work it take a team to keep it up. Sunday nights are usually when we do laundry and deep clean.
My husband gets home around 8 and we usually eat dinner and watch a show. Bedtime routine around 9.
Yes she still sleeps with us, we all love to cuddle what can I say? haha.
We watch a sitcom while laying in bed, usually I'm out in 15 minutes.
Wake up and do it all over again.
p.s. Don't forget about our recipe link up tomorrow for the 10 day cleanse! Even if you're not cleansing you can still link up recipes and find some new healthy options for eating :)