People always talk about how tough the first few weeks are with a baby. Honestly? It wasn’t that bad for me. I’m a talented napper so if I didn’t sleep all night, I would catch up during the day.
This week? Whoa. Utter exhaustion.
You see, there is no going back to sleep after the baby wakes up at 5:30am. I have to feed him, get myself ready, get him ready, and get him to daycare by 7:30am so I can get to work by 8:00am. It doesn’t matter if I’ve been up until midnight and then up again at 2am and 4am. There is no naptime at work. (But shouldn’t there be?? I’m all for it.)
So this week has been all about survival. Eating what I can, when I can. Sleeping whenever I can find time. Last night I crawled into bed at 8:30pm and it felt GLORIOUS.
I did Day 3 of Week 4 of Couch to 5k on Tuesday night. The weather is so hot here in Florida that I don’t feel comfortable taking Patrick out in the jogging stroller until about 8:00pm. Unfortunately, it’s hard to fall asleep after running that late. I stayed up way too late and was draaaagggging yesterday. So it seems like the late evening workout sessions are out. And there is just no time in the morning. Obviously.
I’m pumping three times a day at work so I really don’t have time to squeeze in a workout at my “lunch break”. That really just leaves me the time between when I pick Patrick up at 5pm and when he goes to be (hopefully) at 8pm. Oh and we’re eating dinner and giving Patrick a bath during that time too. And I hate to give up any of that precious time with him to workout! Can you blame me? Just look at that sweet face!
So when do working moms workout? This is such a mystery to me. If anyone has any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!