Thursday, February 28, 2013

Ever feel lonely?...

I do a lot of my working out at home because I have to be able to fit it into my very busy schedule each day.  I work from home as a medical transcriptionist, I volunteer in my kids classroom as a music specialist, I do BoxTops for our school, I have to keep up on house work *this more times than not doesn't get done*, I have an endless to do to make exercising work for me I have to do it at odd times.  

Take for example yesterday.  I did my strength training (Jillian Ripped in 30) right after I sent my oldest 2 out the door to school.  I have a little cheering section when I do this with my 3rd (we will call her Blondie) either trying the exercises with me or like yesterday, taking a "rest" day and telling me to jump higher :).  By the time I am done sweating it out, my 4th (we will call him Cheese) is awake and calling for me to get him out of the crib.  I am just so proud of myself for getting it done! 

Jillian Michaels Ripped in 30

But just strength training isn't enough right now.  I am training for a 1/2 marathon, as seen on yesterday's post, and I need to cross train too.  So I go take a quick bath/shower to get the sweat off and go about my day running my 2nd child (we will call her Brownie) to all of her activities.  When we get home, everyone goes down for a nap while I get my typing done and get on my bike that is hooked up to a bike trainer.  I cycle out 25 minutes and sweat lots more.  This time, I need a full blown shower.  Biking is much harder than I ever thought!

Anyway, with all that craziness built into my life, I sometimes get lonely in my goals.  I want to be able to run with people, work out with people and all that comes with being social, but it just doesn't work into my schedule right now. I have really been working hard and am lucky I have a husband who supports my efforts but he is super busy training for a crazy race season starting off with a 70.3 Ironman in May but I want more involvement. None of my immediate girl friends are runners or really work out much. I know I need to embrace my time of life and be content that it will not always be like this, working out whenever I get an extra minute but in the meantime I need some suggestions on how to get social without having time.

So my question today is....are you a social work outer?  Do you like to do it alone?  How do you get past feeling like you are all alone in the fitness world?

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