While chatting with a friend who is also on a weight loss journey of her own, the subject of time was brought up. She has a full-time job and is starting school four nights a week. She worried about not ever finding the time to work out, and then I started thinking about the rest of the weight-losing world. When people hear that I’ve lost 90lbs in 9 months, they wonder how the hell I did it. I’d like to say it was purely hard work, but to be honest, I don’t feel like I have made my life harder at all. The exercise and eating right thing has become second nature to me, and I can’t even remember what life was like before May 2011.
And that’s when I realized that the reason it seems so easy for me is because I’m relatively young and single, and sans offspring unless you count Bowie. Many of the people I’ve met via Twitter or around the blogosphere are mothers, wives, students, etc. Me? I work full-time but am usually home by 5pm with plenty of time to get in a decent workout. Right now my life is 40% getting healthy, 30% career, 20% Bowie, and 10% everything else. For many others, life is 90% kids/family and 10% everything else.
Those of you out there juggling family life, work, school, AND taking the time out to better yourself- my hat’s off to you. My friends and family always say that they don’t know how I do it, but I don’t know how you do it. All I can do is be thankful that I am at a point in my life where I can dedicate my whole existence to becoming healthier, and if/when all that other fun love and babies stuff comes, I can focus on them.