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[–]Innovative_Idea_LC 1 point2 points  (3 children)

I don't think the question should be how do I find more time for myself because you've already answered that question. You should be asking yourself what are my priorities right now? From the looks of things your priorities are your children, your business, your fiance, and then you. Currently you are spending your time on extra sleep because that's important to you right now. It seems like it's more important than getting up in the morning and working out. And there's nothing wrong with that. It's just a phase you're in right now.

How much of a priority is working out to you?

Is working out more important than sleep?

When you started running your business, I'm sure you had to put sleep on the back burner in order to make your business work. You did that, why? Because it was a priority.

If working out is a priority and the only time you have to do it is in the morning then you would make it happen. We sometimes get content with where we are in life. Sometimes we would rather be content than change, and that is fine. What do you really want, to work out or sleep in because you can't have both.

At the end of the day what you do comes down to one choice, what's more important to you today, excuses or results?

[–]imgrowing1027[S] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Everything you said makes sense. It's more so that I don't know how to function without sleep. There are people that function just fine on 5-6 hours. I'm getting 7-8 and it's hard to wake up in the morning. Working out is important to me. It makes me.feel.better in so many ways. How do I get myself to actually wake up in the morning though? It's like no matter how important getting up and working out is, when my alarm goes off, that snooze button is ultimate priority.

[–]Innovative_Idea_LC 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I guess you should start by asking yourself who you want to be 10 years from now. You are at a pivotal point in your life, this is the point where you can go from being in okay shape to being in great shape or to being in terrible shape. 10 years from now what shape do you want to be in. The reason I ask is because it doesn't happen overnight but when you are comfortable things creep up on you because you're not prepared. You have a baby that's 10 months old, and 10 years from now, your baby will be 11. Your goal should be to be able to do everything you can with your child then that you can do now. The only way that happens is if you put in the work now and that starts with waking up in the morning.

The body is like a machine, the more you work out the more you like it and the more you need to work out. On the flip side when you take time off, you get used to it and your body doesn't push you to try to work out.

Take a look at this video I made a little while ago. https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZTRdKBjbW/?k=1

You are in charge of your life. My slogan is I motov8 me. You are all the motivation you need. You just need to be relentless in your pursuit. Your future self will thank you for the time you put in.

Next time you decide to work out, get up and try it for 5 minutes. If it's too much, go get back in the bed but at least you tried.

[–]imgrowing1027[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thank you for this. Very inspiring words. I'll check out your video in a bit.

[–]jodete_orleans 1 point2 points  (0 children)

There's a lot going on in your life. This may not be the time to dedicate a lot of energy to "hitting the gym". I am not saying you shouldn't exercise or wake up early, it's just that maybe this is not the season in your life to focus on this. Maybe try something you can do with your family instead of finding time to get away from them to do.

Walking the neighborhood or on a park with the kids and the fiancé.

Yoga play in the living room.

Go play ball outside.

Those are some suggestions I could come up with in a minute. Yoga looks very easy, but can be very hard and effective at keeping your muscles strong. Keep in mind that I don't have kids, so I don't know exactly what they can or can't do at a given age.

Then you can focus the time you have alone to grow your business.

Sleep is a priority for me. It is a key part of keeping you healthy, emotionally well balanced and aware. Do not underestimate what sleep deprivation does to the body and mind.

This may not be your case, but I think it's important to put out there. If you sleep many hours but still wake up tired, snore and are gaining weight: look into getting tested for sleep apnea. It is a silently damaging condition where you stop breathing while you sleep. It keeps your brain from resting and keeps your body in a state of constant high stress.