UGH. That sums up today pretty nicely. I worked for 12 hours (7am-7pm), came home and cried on the couch to M because I was feeling overwhelmed. I let myself be suckered into going out to lunch with some friends and the kids, so I ate a lot of my calories midday. We went to On the Border, and I checked MFP before ordering to see what was the best option. So at least there was that! Fortunately, that filled me up so I didn’t want to snack all day, so I guess that’s a nice bonus! Then, after a long long day of kiddos, I came home completely unmotivated. Here’s my list of reasons why I don’t want to work out after work:
1. I usually get home around 7, so working out, showering and eating dinner would take up most of my night. I like my TV and husband time!
2. M gets home 2 hours before me and has already worked out and eaten dinner by the time I get home, so I’m on my own. He could wait for me, but I feel bad asking him to do that every day. But I’m sure he would a few days a week.
3. It’s cold AND dark out, so exercising outside is blarg.
Those are the basics anyway. I’m a little worried about it just getting worse since my classes start up again on Monday and I won’t have much free time left. I guess this is what time management is for!
After my pity party, I sucked it up and did one of the on demand workouts. It was only 20 mins, but I definitely felt it and now I don’t feel like I slacked off. So things did look up!
Tomorrow will be busy with work in the morning/afternoon and a belated Xmas party in the late afternoon. I should be able to get some sort of exercise in tomorrow night though and maybe M and I can actually do it together
Next week, I’m working late Mon and Tues, have potential dinner plans on Weds and have schoolwork to do every night. So next week will be a real test of will! I’m hoping I can do some workouts in the morning when G and Q are in school. Here’s to possibilities!