Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Making the Time. // Jill C.

It’s 8:15pm.  I just put all 3 babies to bed for the night.  If this was my perfect world, I would be in my snuggly, warm jammies, curling up on the couch with my hubby to catch up on some of our shows.  There would be popcorn, maybe hot chocolate, and probably Doritos because they are my absolute FAV!  I wouldn’t have to give any thought to working out because I’m already at my goal weight, so obviously I can slack a little…. Boy, I think I may have thought this through a little too well!  The reality of the situation is: It’s 8:15, kids are in bed, and I’m in my workout clothes, with my shoes already tied, ready to hit the treadmill.  Sometimes, I look forward to it, sometimes I can’t wait to jump on, but most of the time, by this time of day, I’m done.  I’m over it.  I don’t care if I’m fat.  But then, I hear that little voice inside me that says, “Jill, get your ass up, or you’ll regret it when you step on that scale!” I know she’s right, so I listen.  

Since I first shared my story here, a few weeks ago, the question I get asked the most, other than how I did it, is how I find the time to workout.  The answer is simple.  I make the time.  It wasn’t always like that.  I have used every excuse in the book. “I’m too tired” “I worked all day” “I have too much to do”.

Somewhere along the way, my attitude changed (a little) and I just get it in where I can fit it (that’s what he said).  For me, that’s usually after 8pm, when the kids are asleep, and working out is the last thing on earth I want to be doing.  Others find it easier to get up at 4am and do it.  I have learned this is not for me… Mama needs her sleep!  Anyway, the moral of the story is, a workout is good, no matter when, where, how, or why you do it.  Just do it!

// Jill C.  


  1. Awesome post! I totally agree! You can make any excuse not to do it but when it comes down to it you just have to put your money where your mouth is and get er done!! Way to be momma!

  2. Good for you for doing it. It's hard work! And it sucks not being able to relax at the end if the day.

  3. Hear, hear! I agree. Just don't think too much, get off your ass and do it. (That's what I tell myself.) It works, usually. =)

  4. Amen!!! My inner fat girl likes to take back the reigns but I'm here to tell ya that the inner fit girl is gonna break out a can of whoop ass on that fat biotch!!! If I over think it then the fat girl wins so I tell my mind to shut it quite frequently. Good for you!!!!

  5. I'm a night runner too. If I don't get a miners light for Christmas I'm going to go buy myself one :)


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