My Mom Life 

My crazies.
This is the section of our blog where each of us will post about day to day life each week. Mom life. Mom struggles. Mom rants. And anout what it’s like to stay fit when your kids don’t sleep or eat or listen or cut you a break because they’re wild little free birds that just want to boss you around and make you cry in a corner until daddy gets home. 

If you read Brit’s first lifestyle post, you’ll find that our lives are pretty different, which we hope is a benefit to you in finding one of us you can relate to in your mommyfitness journey. Brit is a working mom who juggles life and fitness like the tiny buff boss she is. I am a stay at home mom who is trying to juggle life and fitness and stay alive until bedtime. 

Our days are pretty routine driven, we wake up before any normal human should, I chase the 3 year old around with a healthy breakfast for awhile before giving in and just letting her have Veggie Straws for breakfast so she doesn’t die. Three days a week she goes to pre school for three hours which gives me some time alone to snuggle my almost 4 month old who spends most of her days hanging on to me for dear life hoping I don’t drop her while I chase the wild one around. We have a daily quiet time in the afternoons for Len (the 3 year old) to rest a bit, well its really for me to rest let’s be honest here, but I spend that time cleaning up or playing with or nursing the baby (Ellie) so rest just doesn’t happen. Then it’s time for fitting in a work out at the gym, or outside in the garage if I can’t get to the gym. Then it’s dinner time, bath time, all hell breaks loose time, then sweet, sweet bedtime. 

Mom life is HARD. Maintaining a fitness routine and healthy diet while doing it all is HARD. But we make it work! I wouldn’t want my life any other way. Hopefully my daily struggles and wins will help you on your journey as well 🙂 

~ Christy 

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Sunday Highlights

The lifestyle section on our blog is separated out between Christy and myself, we figured this is where you will get to know us best. This is the section where we get real, open up about our lives, share our mom stories and how we balance our crazy busy lives, or what I like to say is our circus of a life.

Sunday nights for me is when I go over the highlight real. I reflect back on the week, look at the gazillion photos I probably have on my phone of the kiddos, it’s when I sit back and thank my lucky stars for the circus of a life that I have. A typical day for us is an early morning wake-up for me (5am) to workout, shower and get ready for work, wake the girls and get them dressed, head downstairs for breakfast, breakfast for all, depending on the day (the hubby and I alternate) I do two drop-offs, Hailey is in pre-school and Peyton is at daycare, head to work, leave at 4, meet the hubby and kids at Hailey’s Jiu-jitsu lesson, head to the gym for a possible second session, home to start dinner, bath girls, then eat dinner, and head to bed. I think i’m tired just saying it lol. We are a family with no set schedule, it’s constantly changing depending on work, my house is a disaster, i’ve given up on cleaning during the week, laundry is hardly ever folded, and I am very very dependent on coffee to keep me going. But, we make it work. Our nights often look like this at the end of the day, and that makes it all worth it. 🙂

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When you first find out you’re having a baby everyone tells you how hard it is, but also how amazing it is. I’m pretty sure everyone agrees it’ll be hard, and everyone agrees that of course i’ll love them, they’re MY kid. No one explains it well enough though, you don’t really know or understand until they arrive, then it’s game over. They’re the best, most exhausting, joyful, patience testing, heart warming, crazy, joyous little human beings. So if you have a baby on the way or already have little munchkins running around, enjoy every single moment!

-Brit