Sunday, February 03, 2013
I have been a single parent to my son since, well, before he was born due to circumstances beyond my control. He is 4 and a half and is the joy of my life. But on days like today, I wonder if single parenthood is just an excuse that I use not to exercise. Here is the deal, the gym I belong to does not provide child watch on Sundays, so I can't really just pick up and go exercise. But on the other hand, I was wondering today if I needed to give myself a break anyway. I have been pretty stationary for years - never having been one to be involved in sports and such. Now that I am motivated to be healthier and, hopefully, leaner, I jumped into running. I suppose I just do not want to overkill it in a way - to burn out quickly, so I allowed myself not to worry about this unexerciseful Sunday. So, is my son my excuse, or is it OK to give yourself a break?