schlepping it


Now that I’m living further from work, my commute has increased in length (20-30 mins vs. the new and not improved 40-60 mins). I’m sort of starting to dread it already and I’m only a few weeks in! To make my commute less dreadful I’m working on easing myself into a new schedule to go with the new commute. Before the move, I could get my sweat on at crossfit or hot yoga and go home and take my sweet time getting ready but I don’t have all that spare time anymore.

The new plan is to workout on my way to work (hot yoga and crossfit are both about half way between home and work) as a strategy to break up the commute a bit. Plus traffic is not as bad in the wee hours of the morning. I was telling a friend recently about the plan to work out on the way to work and she said she was envisioning me doing crunches in my car. Haha! If only I could multi task like that….if. only. Luckily I have a gym and locker room at work where I can shower and get ready for the day so that will be a huge part of the reason that I’m able to do this. Here are a few things that I plan to do in order to make this work.

1\\ Pack a gym / shower bag. 

To include:

Nuun, Larabars, other emergency snacks.

All the necessary get clean stuff…shampoo, conditioner, facewash, etc.

Makeup. Brush. All my “get ready” girly stuff.

Flippy floppies.

2\\ Make a workout schedule – and stick to it!

I’ve been half-assing this lately and I finally need to suck it up and get back in the swing of things. I think it will look something like this:

mon : rest \ tues : crossfit \ weds: sprints or run \ thurs : hot yoga \ fri : crossfit

sat: hike or something fun \ sun: walk

3\\ Make to-go breakfasts.

morning glory muffins

hard boiled eggs


4\\ Pick out my outfit for the next day. 

UGH. This is hard for me. I’m terrible at getting myself dressed because I usually try on at least 4 different outfits before I leave the house. PLUS I’m deathly afraid that I’ll forget something important – like underwear.

We will see how this goes – I’m hopeful it’s a strategy that I can maintain. I’ve already tried it out a couple of times and it worked pretty well but I’m worried about the extra effort this takes the night before and whether or not I’ll be able to keep it up. Hopefully it gets easier the more I do it.


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