We’ve all seen it. The perfect life people portray on social media and on blogs. I mean, how can one’s life be THAT perfect? If we’re being honest though, I’m sure we’re all guilty of sharing the good and avoiding the bad. Posting about the happy moments and then going silent when life gets tough.
Here on Coffee Cake and Cardio, I try to share the ups and downs of weight loss, fitness, being a working mom and wife, and homemaking. Still, there is plenty I don’t share. Especially now that I’m blogging less due to my schedule, it’s easier to blog about the highs instead of the lows. As I sit here tonight, after an extremely long day, I can’t help but share the realities of my day and life.
-We haven’t picked up Magnolia’s toys since last Thursday. There are toys everywhere. They’re mixed in with Theodore’s toys, spread around the kitchen, tucked in between the couch cushions, and seem to be placed exactly where you’ll step when the lights are off.
-Last week, I didn’t get more than 6 hours of sleep a night. I was drowning in work last week and stayed up incredibly late trying to get things done. A few nights I felt like I had insomnia. I just couldn’t shut off my brain and get to sleep. By Friday, I was exhausted.
-My workouts have stunk lately! As much as I hate to admit it, my torn meniscus has been painful. I’ve tried to back off, in an attempt to avoid surgery, but it has been tough. I’ve back down to only going to OrangeTheory twice a week, but even then, I just haven’t been able to push myself to the level I’m used to. It’s hard for me to back off, but I need to get better.
-Our kitchen table is covered in piles of stuff. Mail, bags, lunch containers, hoodies, Magnolia’s jackets, and all of the cookbooks Magnolia has ripped off my bookshelf.
-Neal and I would eventually like to have another baby, but I’m freaking out about the cost of having two in daycare. It’s really stressful and makes me really anxious.
-Our cleaning schedule is so out of wack. I created this lovely cleaning schedule, but we’ve just fallen out of our routine. We really don’t have the money to hire a cleaning service once a month, so we really need to make it work. I’m all for working mom life hacks, but I really want to get our cleaning routine figured out. We’re pretty good about our daily chores, but we’re slacking on the bigger tasks and house maintenance tasks.
-I was SO good about taking my lunch break every day…. for about a week. I’ve fallen back into my “what lunch break?” routine and I’d really like to get back to my self care routine. The end of the semester is always pretty hectic, which makes stepping away from my desk hard. I know I hold the power to take a break, I just haven’t made myself a priority these past few weeks.
-I tried on over a dozen outfits before my work event on Sunday. I hated just about everything I put on. I finally found a dress I felt good in, but hated the process… and having half my closet on my bed.
-Our second car has been in the shop since Friday. We’re hoping to pick it up on Wednesday. As much as the coordination has stunk, I’m kinda looking forward to taking the metro on Tuesday. I’m not looking forward to the bill come Wednesday, but I know it’s better than another car payment.
-I loved my meal plan last week! It worked out really well, but when the weekend hit, I had a harder time following the plan as my routine was all over the place. I have a much easier time during the work week when my days are highly structured. The weekends, and the freedom that comes with them, makes following a meal plan tough.
I have lots to be grateful for and plenty of happy moments to share, but the truth is, life is less than perfect! It has been a stressful couple of weeks, between the semester ending, Magnolia getting sick, and me being out of town a bit, but we’re almost through the month of April. Things should settle down pretty soon…. at least I think things should.