"Life is tough, but so are you girl!" Starting the Tone It Up 31 day challenge tomorrow (Tuesday) August 22nd and completing it September 22nd. Will record my progress here each day 👊🏻 A big thing for me is routine at the beginning and end of the day, so I can just have free time and flexibility in mine and my children's schedules during the day! It is tough at times with babies at night, but my night nurse (Sarah 1 night, Angela 3 nights) helps 4 nights a week which means I can survive 3 nights a week, even if the babies had a bad night! (Which aren't ever that bad anymore). Maybe a nap will be needed here and there, but it's so doable!
My basics of a night routine would be to get everyone bathed and in bed, shower or wash my face/apply acne topicals, and brush and floss, pray and read, spend time with my hubby, and go to bed at the latest 10:00 pm (goal is 9:30). The morning would include waking up 5-5:15 am (I do better with less than 8 hours of sleep so 7 works) pumping breastmilk if needed, praying, scripture study, exercise, 5 minute hair and makeup, changing clothing, and then breakfast for everyone to start the day!
I have already been doing this, but it could be more efficient and I skip things here and there. All of it is necessary to be prepared for the day :) Now I just need to schedule shopping/grocery pick up days and prep days. I also know I will only eat the healthy food if it is delish and not the same thing every day like a ton of meal plans out there. This is about successes, not perfection. And not eating sugar and refined carbs would be a huge success so my meals may not seem the healthiest, but it comes down to eliminating sugar and refined carbs for me. Although I'm systemically allergic to dairy, I'm going to allow the cheese 😬 because it's yum and filling.
I'm all about intuitive eating and not restricting though, so going to incorporate planned, healthy treats. I love taking care of me because I'm just that much more boss during the day 👊🏻 #likeaboss or #likeafitmom #playlikeakid #tiu #tiumommy #tiumama #twinmom #tiutwinmama #tiucheckin #tiuteam #breastfeedingmama #tiu31daychallenge #progress #bekind #mybabyjustgiggledinhersleep 😍