Mama Diaries: Finding The Time To Work Out

Wearing gym clothes to the gym or to the supermarket?

Being a mom has really changed my life so much. My number one priority right now is Riley. My husband sometimes complains that I don’t have time for him anymore. Well, let’s just say we are still in this adjustment period since we got used of living just the two of us together for nine years. Not that we are complaining but I must admit it is really so hard to balance my time now that Riley is here.

I have been wanting to go to the gym to achieve my body goals before I reach 40. Yes, the big 4-0! But my lazy ass has always dragged me back to the house and sit on our bed. So I just ended up wearing my gym clothes towards the supermarket or to the mall. I just love how comfy gym clothes are.

Apparently, my sleepless nights of taking care of my son has made me lose a lot of weight and leaves me no energy to go to the gym. I usually sleep 4-6 hours a day. I just seldom sleep for 8 hours straight, that’s a luxury for me now whenever our nanny takes the night shift. And I just can’t find the time to go to the gym. I just wanna take a nap during my free time rather than drag myself to the gym.

I was at my skinniest at 110 pounds when I had no nanny for two weeks. I ate fried rice at midnight, burgers and pizza, clearly, I loaded up on carbs just to add on some weight since my family told me I was getting too skinny. Now I am back with my ideal weight at 116lbs. Everybody is different, and I guess the effect of no lack of sleep to me is losing a lot of weight no matter how many calories I eat. Perfectly unhealthy right? I really don’t know how others do it. Even a mom of 3 or 4, on how they balance time for the kids, work and working out. I applaud them.  But hey, I can’t be too hard on myself. I will eventually get there in time.

Since we are already talking about weight, let me just say that we should love the body we are in and be thankful that we are able to wake up each day and enjoy life. I think I have only set foot the gym once ever since I had Riley. Believe me guys, I am not fit or in perfectly healthy shape. So right now, I intend to do cardio by jogging around our village every week or so just to tone my muscles and get rid of unwanted jiggles here and there. Believe me I have, I just know how to hide them and work on my angel on photos.  So hopefully, I will be able to jog every week (wish me luck guys).

And we must not ignore the pressure of social media these days to look at our best. But hey, don’t let this be ever an issue. There’s a lot of negativity in this world right now. Women body shaming other women. Is there really an ideal body type for every age or for every woman who has or who don’t have children? Like when people say that “You don’t look like you had four children at all”, is there really body chart to tell us what we should look like according to our age or according to the number of children that we have? Certainly not! We should really stop comparing ourselves to others. Everyone is unique. Nobody has the right to body shame you or anyone for that matter. We all have different body types and we should embrace it. Whatever shape you are in as long as you are happy then stay that way.

Outfit details: Sports bra from Abeatis (shop it here), Leggings from Abeatis (shop it here), Mesh Hoodie also from Abeatis (shop it here).

As for me, maybe I am just lucky to have my family’s skinny genes (parang skinny jeans lang noh? LOL). And I also believe in the saying, “look good, feel good”. That’s why I always make it a point to look my best no matter what coz it makes me feel good about myself. Just be happy and be healthy guys! I know it has been a while since my last blog post, as I’ve said it’s been crazy juggling my time! Thanks for dropping by today.

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