Thursday, December 1, 2011

I am tired...

But my blogger/facebook friend (TOPS Lady) called me out, so I have to report. No gym yesterday or today. But I have a reason, not an excuse.

I am allowed to leave school at 3:15.

Yesterday, I had a meeting after school (at 3:15). I rushed from that meeting to a doctor's appointment at 4 p.m. Wednesday is Church night, so I barely had enough time after that appointment to go grab my kids from the house and go get my nephew from wrestling practice by 5:30. We went straight from the high school to church and had dinner. Church starts at 6:30, and we got home at around 7:50. By the time I got my kids settled and bathed (all four of them need lots of prompting to hurry in the shower when we get home late), it was almost 9 p.m. My gym closes at 9 p.m.

Today, I left school right at 3:15 so I could hurry and get my eyebrows waxed, run to the gym, then go to my nephews wrestling match by 5:30. After I left the waxing salon, I was driving toward the gym when I got the call that my sister was at my house. This is my nephew's mom, and she had come to town to surprise her son at his match. She also had a sugar-daddy with her that offered to take me to get some groceries first. Since I am poor and need all the help I can get, I met them at Kroger! Good thing I had my coupons ready to go, so I actually made out pretty well.

We ended up getting to the match LATE. But they were going up against 3 different schools so I still got to see him wrestle 2 times (missed the 1st one). Even though the match wasn't over, I left the school at 8:15 because I knew I had to get my 2 youngest kids in bed ASAP. While they were getting baths, I ran to Publix and scored some more deals on groceries, with my coupons. I came back just in time for my nephew's call that he was ready for me to come get him.

It's now almost 11 p.m., and I am still not CLOSE to crawling in my so-desperately-wanted bed. I am tired. My feet and back are killing me.

But at least I know that the reason I've missed the gym for two days is not because I was lazy or because I didn't squeeze in time where I could. There just wasn't time. But hey, I'm a single mom of four kiddos. Sometimes, I just have to roll with what I've got, and hope for the best tomorrow.

I have a 6 p.m. church meeting in Nashville about an important ministry I want to be a part of. So my plan is to do a right-after-school workout tomorrow. I also plan on hitting the gym this weekend, too. We are having family portraits done on Saturday at noon, so I can go before or after that. And Sunday I can go anytime after church.

I really think I can make that happen!

30 comments:

Gavz said...

All the very best... I'm sure u'll be able to handle it! Take care :-)
Bhargavi

Hélcio said...

OMG , busy day !! No problem not going to gym for 1 or 2 days, life wont punish you for that. In your busy day you are still burnig some calories \\\\\\\\\\\\\\;\\0
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Carbie Girl said...

wow, reading all of that just made ME tired lol Seems like you're handling it all pretty well and hopefully soon you'll get the time for yourself because we all do need it :) Running around all day isn't what most people would call a workout but its our life sometimes and theres just no way around it. I love when people say theres always 10 minutes before bed to get in a form of exercise.. on my busiest days I wish they were in front of me so i could exercise a punch to their heads lol (but thats just me ;) Hope life lets you slow down a wee bit soon!

that TOPS lady said...

Girl! You sound BUSY! I hope you can find what works for you. Maybe you can get a workout dvd instead of going to the gym some days to save time?? I don't know. But wow!...you are a busy lady and I applaud you for all you do!

Maren said...

Whoaaa, slow down :) Don't burn yourself out!

Christie said...

Super busy....geez. You will be able to get the gym in this weekend.

Ruth said...

Congratulations on your determination to get healthy! I applaud you for that. It's great, too, that you're sharing this with others.
Ruth (aka MomShap)
www.sharingthesunset.blogspot.com

Dee said...

I teach too, and there are so many days that are never ending! Hang in there!

talenicole said...

WOW!!! You have very busy days. It can definitely be hard to squeeze in gym time sometimes. Good luck!!! :-)

Mel's Blog said...

Heck all that running counts as working out. Keep up the great work!

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nutritionistics said...

Hang in there Hollie!

Chains Broken said...

Hollie, you are doing great. I too, understand the battle. But, remember You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you. Praying for you!
God Bless ~ Flo

rfgrissom said...

And I thoght I was busy! You make me look like im on vacation:) Misisng the gym can be mental, but if you stay on top of the other "health" habits it doenst have to be detrimental. Proper nutriton will help fill the void of missing. Wish you well and feel free to connect with me at http://healthylifestyle-rfg.blogspot.com

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Busy person, If you are not able go to gym I suggest you to walk 15-20 mins on grass it is also good exercise.

dick77sweeney said...

Please, Give some time to yourself take a rest when it needed. I know its not easy but if you continue this routine, It is very harmful for you and your body.

piashxxxx said...

I love when people say theres always 10 minutes before bed to get in a form of exercise.. on my busiest days I wish they were in front of me so i could exercise a punch to their heads lol (but thats just me ;) Hope life lets you slow down a wee bit soon!

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karen@fitnessjourney said...

I'm tired just hearing about those two days. It sounds like you didn't have time to breathe. It's exhausting and you may have not made it to the gym, but it beats sitting on the couch with a bag of chips and the remote, right?!!

Rachelle said...

You've been one busy lady. Don't worry too much about missing some workouts cause life does happen sometimes and you need to as you said roll with it. If you were sitting in front of the couch then it would be a different story but you are caring for four kids and working and you have a lot going on. Hope your having a great day!

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Glad to see you're on the way!!

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mickey said...

hi.....
you are a busy lady but congratulations for your determination
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Lyn said...

How are you doing?? Ready for the new year? Hope you and the kids had a great holiday!

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Mike said...

Hi,
Greetings from Europe. Those busy evenings sounds so familiar. I have two kids and I know that it is sometimes a big job to get them washed and prepared for bed.

I have few tips for you for evenings like that. Buy your own exercise bike, which you can use at home after your kids have settled down. You can drive your exercise bike while watching your favorite TV-series or your favorite movie. Even half an hour will help you to have regular training schedule.

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SIlas Thornton said...

WOW, sounds like they had you running crazy Hollie! We just have two kids and there are two of us. I don't see how single moms do it, but they sure have my respect. I saw your ad for MONAVIE, actually I know someone who sells it also, and it's really pretty good. But what caught my eye was the amout of time you spend working out. I would love to invite you to come check out my site and get some free info and a invitation to see one of our webinars on the 7 minute workout. There is no need to spend more than 7 minutes working out, it's truly amazing. I know it has changed this skeptic. ;)

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mbar-fitnessinstructorchallenge said...

Crazy day! Like what has been said you will still have been burning those calories so dont beat yourself up too much! Keep going

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