I get up at 5:30 in the morning. I leave my house at 6:45 to get to work by eight. I leave at five and get home between 6:00 and 6:30. I make dinner and it is usually ready between 7:00 and 7:30. Then I rest, I read my blogs, do some writing and watch some tv. That kind of schedule doesn't leave much time for working out, especially since if I do it too late at night it might keep me up.

Figuring out when you can work in working out is a common dilemna; whether you are a parent, a full time student or a full time employee and if you are a combination of any of the three, well you don't even have time to sleep. Yet, the past two weeks I have done C25K 4 times, Elipticalled 3 times, Clogged 2 times and Zumba'd one time.

It seems I've officially given up reading (or playing angry birds or shopping) during lunch, with the exception of Friday when I actually go out for Mexican. Mondays & Wednesdays have become my C25K day and I still need to figure out where and when I can do a day on the weekend. Tuesday and Thursday are my Zumba days unless P90X guy is using the tv in the gym then I hop on the elliptical for 25 minutes. Thursday nights are the one night I have clogging and I clogg my heart off.

I'm crazy because now that I've found my 30 Day Shred Dvd and I'm determined to fit it into my weekends and possibly Friday nights. And, I've learned that I don't mind giving up my reading time during lunch because something in me has changed.

I enjoy working out

I don't know how this happened or when or even why. I do know that a switch has flipped in my brain and every time I C25K I am happy and excited about it. Especially when I finish a new day and a new challenge. I will be going into week 3 next week and I have to run for 3 minutes straight. That's crazy, but I'm going to do it.

It wasn't until this year that I realized how important exercise is. I can lose all the weight in the world and I will still be fat unless I become strong. I want to build muscle every where. I want to feel strong and powerful and I don't want any athletic limitations to hold me back.

I rewarded myself for my working out by getting a cute gym bag and some new work out clothes and I realized that as much and hard as I work out I'm going to have to actually buy more work out clothes unless I want to start washing them everynight. Because, when I work out, I work out hard and I do not smell sweet like a flower afterwards.

Now, I just need to figure out when I can fit in some reading, because I do miss books!