Tuesday, December 7, 2010

I wonder...

Sometimes I wonder how I’ll get everything done (and then some) when I’m married and we have kids. I work full time now and I go to the gym most days of the week, and I don’t get home sometimes until 7 PM. And that’s just me…my schedule. I try to be in bed by 10 PM because I definitely need my sleep. I don’t have to be accountable for anyone else, or spend time with someone in the evening. I don’t have to cook dinner for a family and often times, I eat a Lean Cuisine because it’s much faster and easier than cooking a whole meal for one. Don’t get me wrong, I would love to be able to have Seth home so I could spend the evenings hanging out with him, and cooking dinner with him. I wonder how in the world I’d get this all done if kids were in the picture too. I don’t want to give up my gym time…I really like it and I need it. I have to be to work at 7:30 AM, so working out in the morning is not an option (plus, my gym opens at 8 AM). Really, after work is the only time for me to work out.

I’ve been so tired the last few weeks. I think it has to do with my increased gym time. Molli and I are doing a Boot Camp class for 5 weeks. It ends on December 18th. She normally uses the gym at her apartment complex, but she joined my gym for this Boot Camp program. I usually work until 4:30, but she works until 5, so I’ve been staying until then and then we car pool to the gym together. I usually go to the gym right after work (4:30), and then I’m home much earlier in the evening. With this new boot camp schedule though, I’ve been going to the gym later, doing more hardcore workouts, and then getting home later, making my whole evenings seem so much shorter. I’m not complaining, I’m just wondering out loud. I love the new classes I’ve been trying and I like that I’ve upped my gym time…I’m just wondering how different it’ll be when I’m a married woman. Whoadang.

I got a new couch at the beginning of November and I’ve barely had time to enjoy it. I’ve been go-go-go, with running errands, Christmas shopping for Seth, going to all these new work out classes, etc . It’s making the time go by really fast, which I’m thankful for, but I still wonder how I’ll get all this done when we’re married. I guess I’ll find a way, right? Or I’ll learn to live on less sleep.


  1. It can be a lot of juggling. And over time priorities can change. Gym time will probably still be important to you, but maybe you'll find a new gym with different hours or one that you can bring the kids along or...it will happen. In time! The first year of marriage brings lots of changes. Good changes, but changes all the same. You'll figure it all out and hopefully have fun trying:)

  2. I'm glad I'm not the only one with a 10:00 bedtime :)

  3. I hate cooking for one as well. I'm italian, and always cook big portions since thats how I was pretty much taught to cook, so its hard for me to scale down. Plus, my hubs has a really healthy appetite, so when I cook for him, it's always a big meal otherwise he's raiding the cabinets 20 minutes later.

    You could always do the Sunday cookfest if you dont want to have to sacrifice time. Research meals that are easy to freeze (like soups, pastas sauces, etc) and cook a few meals on Sunday. Then you can pop them out of the freezer and reheat without slaving away on dinner all night during the week.