Just in case anyone was curious, I thought I would post what my current exercise schedule looks like. Its always a work in progress. I met with a Triathlon coach yesterday and she made some suggestions, so I will be changing things up a bit, but for now this has been my schedule for the last several weeks.
Monday- Run or Bike Ride
Weights (usually chest and triceps)
Tuesday- Swimming at a Master's Class
Wednesday- Run or Bike Ride
Weights (Back and Biceps)
Thursday- Swimming at a Master's Class
Weights (Shoulders and Abs)
Saturday- Some combination of Triathlon training, I try to get at least 2 of the sports in, sometimes I get all 3. If I'm short on time its just a swim or run.
I have not been incorporating cycling as often as I should, so I will be upping that, and I might have to cut down a little on swimming to make time for it. But swimming is my favorite, so that's hard for me to do. :) I've also been battling a few running injuries, so for the next week or two all of my runs will be elliptical instead to help me heal faster. I also walk Beth to school nearly every day, which is 1.5 miles round trip.
How do I do it? I stopped making excuses. I lay everything out the night before, my clothes, shoes, breakfast, water bottle etc. and when my alarm goes off, I just get up. No excuses. I've had to make the alarm earlier a little bit at a time to fit in all in, but I just get it done. It isn't always as long or intense, but I just go. I will occasionally take an extra rest day if I feel my body is telling me too, and I took a few days off last week while I was sick, but otherwise, I just go! I stopped telling myself I can't do things and I just do my best, whatever that is on a given day. And I recruit friends along the way to keep me accountable and given me an extra layer of protection from excuses. :) It feels great to believe in myself. I still have a lot of days where I am too hard on myself and frustrated with my progress, but I know I'm getting there, one day at a time.