Sunday, March 09, 2014
Sundays have become my day of blah. I don't work out, I try not to run errands, I try to keep it low-key. I make some lunches for the week, working on a knitting project or two, watch some sports, and most importantly, spend time with my boyfriend. He's a PhD student and I work full-time, so it can be difficult to connect sometimes. It's also a good day to reflect on the week and prepare for the one coming.
The past two weeks have been focused on getting into a healthier eating pattern. I made breakfast everyday. I made and packed lunches. We made dinner at home. I ate out only twice, and that's because of commitments to other people. This week's task is to start settling into a routine. I'm done work at 4, and I tend to just come home and flop on the couch before dinner. I tell myself it's because I'm tired and out of energy, and I just want dinner and to "relax." My job ranges from easy to aggravating, and I need a better way to deal with the stress. My dilemma, though, is that the gym I belong to has classes (Zumba, PiYo, etc.) that start an hour or two after I'm done work. How can I keep up the motivation to go back out to the gym? It's easier on Mondays and Fridays because I can go right from work to the gym and hit the pool or the treadmill. But Tuesday through Thursday, I want to go to the group classes. I think I need to just reach deep down and shove myself out the door. So that's the goal for this week: get to the gym every day (except Sunday) after work. If I can get through it this week, maybe I can get through next week.