Time keeps on slippin’ into the future….

How in the world do people find time to workout! I basically came to the conclusion that the only way I’d get a workout in, and eat healthier, is by getting up at 5:00am. Let me tell you, I have no idea how 5:00am looks. I set my alarm for 4:55am (I’m a snooze button addict) and woke up on my own at 5:40am. Sighed, realized it was too late now, and went back to sleep for another 20 minutes.

My theory was/is that if I’m up at 5:00am I have time to get up, go running with Wiley, get an ab workout in, shower, get dressed, make a healthy breakfast, pack a healthy lunch, and get to work by 7:25am.

What my morning actually looks like: Alarm goes off at 5:40am, and I hit the snooze button at least 3 times. I crawl out of bed around 6:10am, get in the shower, get out and get dressed around 6:30am, feed the dog, gather my work stuff, get in the car, stop at Safeway for a very unhealthy breakfast, and get to work by 7:25am.

Now I know what you’re thinking, what about the evenings? Yeah…about those evenings. So after spending a lovely 8 hours at work, I battle typical Portland rush hour traffic for 30-45 minutes before I get home, roughing 5:00pm-5:15pm. Then I take at least 20 minutes for myself, to relax and congratulate myself for not punching the office queen in the face today. If Charlie is already home, yay that means I get to spend some time with him! We figure out what to do for dinner, and either cook dinner or go get take out, and enjoy the few precious, conscious, hours we get together each day before heading to bed. If Charlie isn’t home yet, that means I get to spend a good hour or so cleaning before going to pick him up from work by 6:30pm, that puts us home around 7:00pm, figure out dinner, cook dinner, eat around 8:30pm-8:30pm…and then bed. Oh and I think I failed to mention that most nights there are also those joyous things called errands, the most hated of which is the grocery store.

So when do I find the time to workout?! Please, all of you well adjusted people who have your daily workouts, how do you do it?


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