30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 35,501

Time To Myself: An Unfamiliar Thing

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

I’m not used to having a lot of time on my hands. For the last 10 years or so of my life, I have gone from one commitment to another. In college, I thrived on leaving my dorm at 6am and not returning until 11pm. Even now, when I go from work to errands to rehearsal, I love it. Although it does exhaust me quite a bit, I still love it. Now that my show has closed, I have more time on my hands then I’m used to and going to bed at a decent hour is also a foreign concept.

I miss my cast and I miss the late nights laughing with them. For the past 5 weeks, I’ve been busy with my show and my social life. Movie outings, mini-golf, game night and of course, cast parties. It has been an absolute blast, and I don’t think I’ve laughed this much in a very long time.

I’ve also noticed that aforementioned social life has really put a damper on my attempts to get back to 200lbs. With the food, the drinking and my not being able to get a workout in you already probably have an idea as to how bad that is. While I wouldn’t trade all of those times with my cast in the world, I do know that I have to get it together and refocus. Since I have no rehearsals, I’ll be working out every day this week (even if it’s 30 minutes). There are no excuses for me not to go, unless I just really don’t feel well enough to do it. I’m feeling really positive about my ability to hit my fitness minutes goal for this week and I’m excited to do it.

Normally, as soon as I’m done with a show I jump to another one, which is may happen if I audition for another show (Sunday). I’m kind of on the fence about the whole thing, seeing how nice it is to have free time. Perhaps I should just cool it for a while…

Oh…and man have I missed my books, I have time to READ again!

Maybe time on my hands won’t be so bad after all. I almost don’t even know where to begin. emoticon
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Yes and I feel the same way and I am trying my best to enjoy my me time too.
    1331 days ago
  • SUGAR0814
    Enjoy your me time!! You never know when the opportunity will come again! emoticon
    1336 days ago
    Yes, it's hard to realize how much you miss ME time until you get it back! Enjoy it!!
    1336 days ago
  • PICKIE98
    Time for your body to recoup!! That Disney gig may be just as stressful!! Sure hope you get it!!
    Drink your water and have fun wit these workouts!!
    1337 days ago
    I hear the optimism and bubbly fun in your words! Congrats on the show, and way to go filling the time with healthy options just for MissB!
    1337 days ago
    this blog certainly resonates with me too. I used to LOVE being so stressed I didn't have time to think about anything else. I did that in high school, college, after college, when my daughter was born...I always thought 2 babies at once would be GREAT! But thats not in the cards, slowing down honestly DEPRESSED ME, but once I got the hang of it, the time to focus on myself was nice, even if I had to force myself to do it.

    I hope you find some balance! I love reading your blogs. Way to go!
    1337 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.