I wanted to share with you guys how I balance my life and find time to work out. I am a full time RN and I work the night shift. Also, I have a 14 month old baby boy who requires a lot of time. My husband and I promised one another that we would make sure our son grows in a home full of love, hard working parents and a healthy lifestyle. If he sees us pushing one another and making time for the gym he will most likely do the same. I want to take you through a day in my shoes so you can see how I incorporate fitness in my life. I will include a work day and a regular day.
Day 1 (work): I wake up around 7am (when my son wakes up). I begin by warming up his bottle. I go into the room to change his diaper and out of his pajamas. I feed him his morning milk and then i sit him on the high chair to make breakfast for the both of us. I then play with him and wait till my husbands aunt gets home to watch him while I nap (I work nightshift). Around 3pm I wake up and give my son a bottle. I get ready for crossfit and leave the house with my son at 3:50pm. The workout starts at 4:15pm and ends around 5:20pm. I drive home to shower and get ready for work. I work from 6:45pm- 8am the next day.
Day 2 (non-working day): I wake up around 7am (when my son wakes up). I begin by warming up his bottle. I go into the room to change his diaper and out of his pajamas. I feed him his morning milk and then i sit him on the high chair to make breakfast for the both of us. I play with him and then give him lunch around 11pm. He takes his nap around 12pm and thats when I catch up with school and home duties. By 3pm Im exhausted and ready to call it quits but instead I push myself to go work out at crossfit with my son. Again, 4:15pm work out and get home around 5:45pm.
I hear many people complain about not having time for the gym but I think its that they don’t prioritize working out. On days that I dont work, I try to do as much as possible in order to go to the gym at 4:15pm. If i can’t get to everything in my todo list then I leave it for the next. One thing I know is that Working out is on the top of that list. The gym will take one hour of my day and It will get done. Dont get me wrong, I do have lazy days where I dont want to work out. That is where my husband comes in and pushes me to go or I leave it for a later time. Sometimes when I’m extremely tired or just not feeling it I will skip the gym but usually my husband does a pretty good job at convincing me to go.
My son enjoys the time out of the house as well. I try to get there early so he can run around because I usually keep him in his stroller for the 30-45 min. We all have busy schedules but we also spend more than an hour on instagram, Facebook and googling. Let’s push one another! Get up and GO! Its not easy but its simple!