Trying To Find Balance

I’m still trying to figure out how to do everything that I feel I need to do, and want to do during this part of my journey in life. Do you ever wonder how everyone seems to have it together, but you? I see people posting on Instagram and Facebook everything they do, and it makes me feel a little frustrated. How do they do it all????

Seriously, how do you balance life in general? It bothers me that I’m never home in the evening times to be with my husband until late. I start my day off by getting up at 5 AM and have a devotional before leaving the house to head to work. As soon as I get home from work, I change my clothes and head to the gym. I take Les Mills classes at Gold’s Gym, Monday through Wednesday. I take RPM, Bodypump, Bar None, and Sh’Bam. On Thursday nights, I go to my weekly weigh in at Weight Watchers. So, Monday through Thursday I don’t get home in the evenings until 7 PM. I then cook dinner or pick something up. Sometimes my husband cooks, which is always great and much appreciated! On Friday night, my church has a service that I try to go to, but before going to service, I stop by and see my granny at the nursing home. So basically, I have Saturday to spend with my husband, and sometimes we go see a movie and have dinner. Now that it’s summer time, we are trying to go mountain biking on the weekends, and if the weather and work permits, we will squeeze in a ride mid week. Oh yah, I also try to do my grocery shopping on Saturdays. On Sundays, I go to church and sometimes see family, but to be honest I am too tired to do any visiting.

I know that in order to lose weight I have to keep exercising. Do I need to do the classes? Probably not. I do enjoy getting to go see some friends that I only see at the gym. Also, I push myself harder when I’m around others. Doesn’t everyone?

I know that I need to go to church for my spiritual life. I do not believe that going to church makes anyone a Christian, however I know from experience that you are strengthened by being around like-minded people. I guess you could say the same applies to exercising and trying to live a healthier lifestyle. When you’re around others who believe the same way that you do, and do the same things you do,it strengthens you. So, I’m just praying to see how to arramge my schedule better.

I won’t lie, I’ve been thinking about giving up my classes. I know that there are things that I can do on my own and I wouldn’t have to wait until a class starts. I could go to the gym some weights and be home probably about 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM. That would give me a hour more in the day. Part of me likes the commitment to the class schedule and working out with my friends. Would I keep the same kind of commitment to myself working out alone?

Where do you find quality time to spend not only with your husband, but also your extended family? I really need advice. I don’t like feeling overwhelmed. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Oh, what to do …what to do!?

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