Day 3

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!

2 Comments so far

  1. fatnomo on January 5th, 2013

    Welcome to 3FC! I am a oldie returning to get back on track. I can totally relate to the work schedule, husband who can and does work out before I’m home, not to mention the emotional drain that 12 hour days can create. Working out is not my friend. We have a hate hate relationship. I am going to beat it this year, and would be happy to hear that you did the same!

    I’m gonna go throw your link on my blog and keep checking up on you! Use that MFP girl! This weight loss thing is POSSIBLE!

    Best of luck.

    Kris

  2. janeyg25 on January 5th, 2013

    Thanks Kris! It’s good to know that someone is checking up on me! It makes me try a little harder :)

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