Making a routine…

I didn’t think it would be this difficult to get back into the swing of things. Before we got married, I’d work-out 4 days a week at the local Y, go home, get/make dinner, watch TV and call it a night. Now that we’re married and all, it feels different. It shouldn’t, but it does.

I feel obligated to clean the house more, like my mom used to do. A happy house is a clean house, I guess you can say. The problem is, it’s truly overwhelming and sometimes, I don’t know where to start exactly.

I feel obligated to cook every night. I used to not care, but now that DH and I are on a diet, I feel like I’m primarily responsible for the menu planning and cooking. That’s pretty overwhelming as well, because I’m always trying to find the best bang for the buck to meet our food budget, which I set at $250 a month. It’s feasible, but will take some work.

Weirdly enough, I don’t feel obligated to work-out anymore. I fit in my beautiful dress, so why lose the weight? Why put the energy forth? I know it’s worth it, but cooking and cleaning feel like my first priority when my HEALTH should be my first priority.

Somehow it seems like DH is in his own routine, back to the norm. He’s still doing yardwork, helping me clean after cooking and fixing random things around the house. How does he do it?

It’s so weird getting back into the swing of things. If you’re married, how did you get a routine going that didn’t feel so awkward?


  1. I am feeling EXACTLY the same way. I feel like I shouldn’t work out anymore. The pictures have already been taken. I’ll eat whatever I want and enjoy life. I’m actually forcing myself to go to the Y and not stuff my face. I’m hoping this passes quickly. It doesn’t make sense because things really aren’t different, but at the same time, they are.

  2. Our routine took a while to establish and even so it isn’t that routine. And of course, everything has been upended since we got preggers…but eventually I have a goal of having a routine.


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