It’s Not Easy

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I’ve said before that the number one question I get asked is how I manage to find time to workout. I’ve always believed that if something is important enough, you’ll make time.

But I’m not going to lie, it’s not always easy.

My workouts happen in the evening when my husband gets home from work which is usually around 6 p.m. We put our son to bed and then I head out. I typically get home around 8 and my daughter is already in bed by that time. My husband and I have a small dinner and chat for a bit and then I shower and head to bed. I try call it a night by 10.

And then this is when it gets tough.

My son still does not sleep through the night. He wakes once for a bottle between 2-4 in the morning. My husband and I take turns each night as far as who wakes to do that feeding. The little guy always goes back down after his bottle, thankfully, and then wakes for the day around 6. My daughter’s waking time is around 6:30. Things are definitely difficult when both wake at the same time.

So there’s no continuous sleep. It’s hard. I’m tired. But it is what it is. As crazy as it sounds, you actually get used to it after a while. And there are worse days than others. Like today for example.

Our son woke up at 1 in the morning, early for his normal timing. Mind you I had gone to sleep at 10. He went back to sleep after his bottle but at 4:30 we heard our daughter. I looked at the video monitor to make sure she wasn’t just squirming around in her crib. Nope. She was standing, wide awake, ready to go. My son woke up soon after at 5:00 and our day officially began.

I’m typing this on coffee cup number 2. : )

Here’s hoping you’re having a good morning!

–Do you have kids? Is it difficult to manage kids and working out?

–What makes it difficult to find time to workout in your life?

(Don’t forget, The Color Run giveaway is still happening–today is the last day!)

What’s New Wednesday

A lot of fun things have been happening in Helly world : ) Here’s a few things I’d like to share with you:

  • My son got his first haircut! Yes, at 5 months, it was much needed lol!
    Before and After

    Before and After

     

  • It was my husband’s birthday last week. He was out of town on a work trip but we celebrated for him at home.
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  • I’m typing this post from my brand NEW computer!!! I’m so excited! I had a grandpa Mac and my awesome husband bought me this fantastic upgrade–Macbook Pro : )
It's so beautiful!

It’s so beautiful!

  • I had a great workout last night! I feel like having decreased my mileage for a the past couple of weeks have really helped my leg. I’m going to continue up to my 1/2 in less than 2 weeks!! eek!!
yay!

Maybe it was my new tights? : )

Hope you’re all having a good week so far!! Don’t forget I still have the giveaway for TWO FREE ENTRIES to The Color Run 5k!

–Tell me what’s new in your world? I want to hear about it!

Time for a Giveaway!! {The Color Run 5K}

So I’ve mentioned before that I’m part of an online healthy mommy’s group and many of the moms in the group are new runners. Part of what we’ve encouraged them to do is sign up for a race to train for and by far the most popular race chosen has been The Color Run.

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When the moms would report back, they had nothing but positive comments about the race. They loved that it was a 5k, a great distance for beginners; it’s untimed, so no pressure; they loved the atmosphere, and they loved the swag. We’re talking a headband, a sling bag, a t-shirt, and a bracelet!

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Because I saw how much fun my healthy mommas had with this run, I decided to contact The Color Run people so that I can give away TWO FREE RACE ENTRIES to my readers. They were able to hook me up and now I want someone to win these and report back with how it went!

All you have to do is comment below with what your favorite color is–mine’s purple but you don’t get extra entries for agreeing with me 😉

If you do want an additional entry, go to my Facebook page and give me a like.
Want another entry? Follow me on Twitter at @hellyontherun
Still want to increase your odds? Find me on Instagram at @hellyontherun

If you don’t win, all is not lost. Go to the website http://thecolorrun.com/events/ and use this coupon code, COLOR5OFF, to get $5 off your registration! ( Make sure you type in the code and not copy/paste.)

I’ll be announcing a winner Friday, January 10th!!

Good luck!!

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