I’m getting this… a lot.
I do it by setting my alarm for 5:30 and actually getting out of bed. The reality is my work day starts at 7:45 and I need to be ready to just go. Running after 7 kids all day is a lot of work. I’m okay with with. I have to be to the gym and back by 7:30.
I do it by not sitting down when the last kid leaves. I settle my own two into a craft or colouring or sometimes a movie (we don’t have cable) and immediately going to the gym for a second cardio session. B takes care of starting dinner, I take care of prep and planning.
I do it by taking the daycare kids and my own to the pool for the day. In this heat it’s not a big stretch to get to the pool, no one argues. Instead of sitting and watching them swim, I do this crazy thing where I put on a suit and jump in the pool, piggy back of the little kids (usually Miss D, 52 lbs) and do laps in the water. It’s a really good work out.
I do it by not buying junk, or buying junk food that only B likes (uber spicy) or that I’m allergic to (I have a big time food sensitivity to an artificial sweetener used primarily in artificial butterscotch) or that I just don’t enjoy.
I do it by writing out my meals in advance (though I am admittedly slack on this).
I do it by almost never shopping in the middle aisles of the grocery store.
I do it by having a photo at my worst at an arms length of my gym bag and the fridge.
I do it by knowing as hard as it is now, it will be harder if I start a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.
I get frustrated, I argue with myself for a good 20 minutes in the morning before I just get up and go to the gym.
I am stiff…. a lot. Not really sore, but my muscles are feeling the hard work. I’m pretty sure if my body was an independent country, my ass would over through the brain and I’d be munching a snickers.
How do I do it? I just do it. No excuses, no head games, no more weight.
How do you do it?