Thursday, 6 March 2014

Work (out) / Life balance

This is something I was struggling with a few weeks ago before a small hamstring tear made me slow down and REST. In the few weeks for before that hubby was leaving for very early (5am) and I was having to do my running in the evening. Which was working fine. I would leave the house between 5:30 & 6pm for about 45 min. Whilst I was gone hubby would give the kids their tea and a bath. I would be home in time for bed time. All was good.

Until the kids started asking if we could eat together again. This is something that we kind of lost over the holidays. Talk about mothers guilt!! I love running at the end of the day as it gives me that break you need at the end of the day. It clears my head and is the only time of day I don't have someone with me.

It got me thinking though. I am one of the first people to say happy wife/mum happy life. And that me taking care of my health is for the benefit of the whole family. But at what cost?? Is it worth missing out of having dinner with the kids or spending time playing out on the trampoline with them???
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So how do you strike the right balance?? That is a question that will probably never be answered.

Now that hubby is back to normal hours I can work out in the mornings. I do struggle to get out of bed early. I used to be a morning person and had no problem getting up early. Just ask my cousin who was NOT a morning person. She was a night owl and I was an early bird which made sleep overs interesting. I used to be one of those annoyingly happy people in the morning. Now once I'm up I'm all good it's just the getting up that I struggle with.

Now that winter sport is starting to happen......well my hockey training has started and football is likely to start before we know it along with dancing on Wednesdays. It means no family meals for 3 days a week. So I guess it's early morning runs for me. Which I guess gives me a chance to clear my head and start the day off on the right note. I mean I am the first to admit I can get out of bed grumpy but I have never come back from a run grumpy.

1 comment:

  1. Ahh the eternal balance juggle. Hope it all works out for you, otherwise just grab moments when you can.

    Carol /