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!