Tuesday, April 1, 2008

How many hours are in the day?

Thank you all for leaving such rawsome comments on my blog. They all are inspirational and make me strive harder.

A few folks wanted to know how I had time to make raw foods, eat raw, workout, raise kids and have a life.

photo by tonivc

Well, I have no clue. Just kidding.

Finding the time is the key. It's always there you just have to be creative and make the commitment.

I'm lucky in the fact that I am predominantly a stay-at-home mom. I do have an outside job but the majority of it is done at home and I'm only in the office twice a week usually in the evening and on weekends. The company I work for has a nice gym so I make sure after I work I go and exercise. No matter how late.
And for better or worse, I do have a husband who is more physically hands on with the children than I can be at times. He's the play basketball guy and I'm the play a board game gal.

My workout schedules work around the family's schedule. I work out at 6 a.m. at the gym and as long as I'm back before 7:10 a.m. kids can get to school on time. Bam!
My workout for the day is done. It ain't easy to get up at 5:30 in the morning, but once I hit that treadmill, I'm so thankful that I took the time for myself.

If I workout later on, it's when everyone is watching tv and instead of sitting, I rebound.
I take the opportunity as it arises.

Last night my eldest daughter and I talked while we walked around the park and one of my youngest daughter's rode her bike.

Eating the raw diet has help tremendously with my energy. I don't feel the same energy surging through me as when I was juice feasting but it's definitely more than I had when I ate cooked foods.
photo by fouramjava
I think my one weakness is the internet. Each day, I secretly promise myself I will not spend the day surfing the net. But I know my weakness for information and I'm a junkie who can never get enough.

So in between washing dishes, vacumming, chasing the kids, picking up the kids messes, doing laundry, et caetera, et caetera, I constantly check my email, read blogs, newsletters, my favorite websites, check on the latest discussion in forums, search for new recipes, look up the hottest ingredients, gadgets and it's simply madness.

And my butt is sitting down on a chair and not moving.

13 comments:

TAB Photographic said...

time really is the key to everything in life. I just wrote about marriage and time that it takes to keep it alive. So this blog really hit home with that one word..... Time...

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean. Here i am; i promised i would do a little work on my blog and i am reading yours instead. naughty me.
lesley
frpm http://camefix-artglass.blogspot.com

Katie cat said...

I love the photos, great color!

Leigh Russell said...

I thought this all sounded amazing until I got to the part about getting up at 5.30 am ... I'm lost in admiration! You are seriously superhuman!

DMBGurl11 said...

I think it's incredible how much energy you have. I've toyed with the idea of a "raw" lifestyle, but I just can't bring myself to cut out the simple pleasures I have in life haha. I used to think that I was doing well by running every morning, going to school, and balancing my extracurriculars, but you have totally humbled me.

Kudos to you!

Terilynn said...

Leigh,

LOL! Superhuman...No way. The alarm goes off, I get up to turn it off (from across the room) and then it's like "crap, I'm standing now so there's no way I can go back to bed!"

Terilynn

Sara said...

Great blog, it really is. No April Fools joke in that statement!

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-Sara

Sucharita Sarkar said...

wow, sticking to raw diet is really something. so, if you are physically disciplining yourself, i guess you can allow the mental feasting on the internet.it's totally addictive, isn't it. saw your blog on the blogs of note, and just had to check it out. although, in India, its 3 o clock at night and i have to get up at 6 in the morning to get my daughter off to school and myself off to work

Grandma Julia said...

I closed my eyes and tried to imagine if I had lived my life the way you are living yours and I could only smile.

By the way that sunset picture seem familiar, I've talked about it in my blog.

Keep on posting

tina said...

wow. no wonder you call this blog Inspiration:Life :) it's great to see how a stay-at-home mom can lead such a full life.

you make raw food sound so appetizing...do they really give that much energy? i'm a college student about to start with her thesis this coming semester; i could use some of that energy. :)

Laura..x said...

wow i love your photos they're amazing :)

Lord, I want to be whole said...

The internet is also my weakness! I allot myself time and always far exceed!

You really seem dedicated to eating raw...I would love to try! I wonder if you jumped right into it or started slowly?

Bruno LoGreco said...

You are an inspiration to many :) Keep it up

I know secretly you love waking up at 5:30 in the morning. I'm right with you or maybe just before at 4 - 4:30 in the morning. Very peaceful time of the morning.

Bruno

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