Here’s the vision…you have a child and then you focus on getting back into shape so people can walk past you and your 2 kids and say, ‘I cant believe you’ve had 2 kids…you look incredible!’
Now, I’ll be the first to admit, I need to be fitter and workout more to achieve this. However, when it comes to food, I like to promote healthy eating, especially at home, but everyone has their moments and this was mine!
04:00 D wakes up for feed….
04:05 Mid-feed explosive poo…!
04:07 Hmm…lava like poo is escaping nappy boundary and seeping through baby grow onto newly washed pyjamas!
04:12 Feed finished, 3 huge burps and poop everywhere.
04.16 In shower with D screaming as no time to wait for hot water.
04:30 De-pooed, cleaned and changed.
Think I have earned this after that stool stress!
04:40 D’s eyes WIDE open – begin to rock him back to sleep!
04:55 Still rocking…and now he is sporting a huge smile, possibly at my out of tune, half asleep version of ABC
Tired now and need a sugar rush. One more won’t hurt and he’ll be asleep soon.
05:05 HUGE burp and milk puke all down pyjama top
05:06 No intention of changing again so try to wipe myself dry whilst holding D upright
Sneak one last one whilst I pass the forbidden cupboard in search of towel
05:10 Collapse on sofa whilst D practices his new-found rolling technique on his jungle gym
TIMTAM #4 #5
I think these are the only thing which will help me get through this…I’m so tired…need to comfort self pity!
05:40 D JUST YAWNED –almost home free! Mini victory dance in the living room.
05:41 Stretch back and psych self up for ABC again.
05:47 Asleep at last – scream for joy (on the inside of course) and take a deep breath!
05:49 Put D very gently in cot and rush into bed as still have 40 minutes before K is due to wake
06:00 STILL AWAKE! Self-imposed pressure to fall asleep is overwhelming. 40 minutes sleep time is now down to 30 minutes!! Just lost 10 minutes in NOT sleeping!!! Sleep Sleep Sleeeeeeep!
06:10 OMG now only 20 minutes left until K wakes. Why am I not asleep! Try breathing techniques learnt in one-off meditation class.
06:15 Is there really any point in me sleeping now? Maybe I should get up start cooking. Or I could be really good and do the warm up part of my Insanity workout DVD?
06:25 Still in bed, having achieved nothing and can hear K stirring – right on cue!
Just grab a quick energy burst before K gets up
Still have a few minutes so why not one more
06:30 K wakes. Toothbrush, change, breakfast, pack nursery bag and transfer D into car seat.
Sneak one ‘last’ one with head in fridge as K has healthy breakfast of oatmeal and fruit. Slight guilty feeling!!
07:25 Car loaded with 2 kids
TIMTAM #10 #11
Take for journey as only 2 left now and need to dispose of evidence before Mr M wakes…
Not feeling too great about myself and slightly guilty about sneaking Tim Tam #9, whilst K eating fruit and porridge.
I think I now definitely need some alternative kid-friendly binge options (to avoid having to secretly hide out in fridge doors) so here my initial brainstorm:
- Grapes: Easy to eat on the go and bite size
- Banana Bread: Great for using old bananas and healthy, although they do need to be pre-made
- Energy snacks: Apricot & coconut energy balls, Special K packs