Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Times are Changing...

It just amazes me how much having kids can totally screw things up...

I don't really mean that in a bad way, I'm just getting frustrated.  Kids have this unbelievable way of realizing a routine is figured out and starts actually working well, and then they need to switch shit up...

For instance our schedule had been working perfectly for almost a month (as long as Laney isn't up all night) where she goes to bed around 7:30, I feed her once around midnight 1am, then she sleeps til 5:30 or so.  This meant my alarm went off at 3:30am, I hit snooze til almost 4am and I was up and on the treadmill by 4:15.  I'd get at least a 20 minute run before doing my cool down of preparing lunch and bottles for the day.

Well the last few days Laney has decided that she likes getting up about 4:30 rather than 5:30.  And it didn't matter what time she last ate.  Monday I at least got in a 15 minute run, but yesterday and today she woke up just as I was getting ready to get on the treadmill.

There is no way in hell I'm getting up earlier to work out.  Especially if I can't go to bed any earlier and there's no guarantee I'm going to get to sleep through the night.

This post could be full of excuses, but it's not going to be.  The fact is, I need to figure out a new routine to get things back in gear.  The only "excuse" I find even remotely acceptable is not getting enough sleep.  The fact is I just can't function on less that 6 hours of sleep, especially if it's consistently only 6 hours.  My body tends to need 7-8 or I'm falling asleep at my desk.

So my plan of attack for tonight is to get my lunch and bottles done so that I have an extra 15-20 minutes in the morning to do some sort of exercise.

Along with the changing theme, my clothes are changing too... I bought this last week, but was too self conscious to wear it...

Today I bit the bullet because I had to look professional.  Hooker boots always say professional, don't they?
I've actually had several compliments today and it feels good :-)

I did realize that I need to work on my sweater options in my closet though.  I love the way sweaters look, hate the way they feel.  I need to find some nice (cheap) sweaters that are cozy and not scratchy.


  1. Love the outfit, you look great! I'm with you on the sleeping thing, I need at least 7-8 hours to function at my best.

  2. What time do you go to bed? I am thinking about trying to work out in the morning because if I wait until the evening I just don't have the time - I could do it right before I go to bed but that is never guaranteed, so I would rather do it in the morning when I know nothing would get in the way. I will have to get up around 4:30 to do it ... so I was thinking I would have to be in bed around 9:00 at the absolute lastest... so I am curious, what time do you go to bed? ... oh and LOVE the outfit by the way, you look great!!

  3. DAMN!! You look great!! and I hear you on the 6 hours of sleep! I'm typically up by 4:30a and can function after 6 hours....5 hours pushes it...

  4. You look GREAT!! I know what you mean about kids and routines changing...kind of a pain lol! :)


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