One Step Forward, Two Steps Back (Suggestions Please)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
In the past month and a half I've been dealing with a multitude of events:
*I've been reappling to college (transferring credits in).
*I've been going to CT to attend my youngest sister-in-law's bridal shower, and other associated events.
*I've been talking two pregnant friends through some hormonal changes.
*I've been having my sleeping pattern miserably disrupted by hubby and the rain again
*I've been having arguments with hubby about the necessity of cleaning when both of us have allergies to dust and mold, and neither of us (especially him) likes cleaning
*I've been doing other things besides.
I've been, I've been, I've been. In my multitude of I've been, here's what I haven't been doing:
*I haven't been cooking at home more than once in a while, relying on take outs a lot (my lean mean steak burger vs diner burger -hey, I'm anemic, I crave beef when low on iron - is no contest)
*I haven't been eating on a regular, scheduled basis, or even when I feel hungry
*I haven't gone outside except when absolutely necessary (a lot of the above is easily done over the phone or online), thus minimizing movement
*I haven't been exercising in the house due to clutter and dust
*I haven't been socializing other than above events and yet
*I haven't been having my needed alone time
*I haven't been going out to find good cross-traines (even though I have nice shape-up sneakers, which are awesome for walking, I still need something for running/biking; I also don't know what to look for in those)
* I haven't been going out to find some good outdoor workout clothes (again, I don't know what to look for, I've got boobs and hips and get discouraged at the prices and smallness of the items at the athletic stores).
*I haven't been feeling good about myself
I know it's time to start changing these lists, and yet the more I've put it off, the more overwhelmed I feel. I am now at over 200 lbs, more than the 198 when I first started on here.
I know I need a training buddy, and I'm starting to realize that hubby might not work for that (his schedule is too erratic, so he ends up exercising when I'm asleep most times). I also need some semblance of a routine, but don't know how to go about achieving it.