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!