Why I hate Saturdays...but I have made the lifestyle change
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Most people love Saturdays. It is the start of the weekend and some freedom. I work 8am -5pm on Saturdays. I don't mind working Saturdays, what I mind is that I still need to run the day as any other weekday when I work 8-5. I still pick up the kids (unless they stay with their grandparents), make supper, have to do my cardio, have to clean, do dishes, etc. The other days of the week don't bother me to do these things, but I hate doing them on Saturdays. I have Sundays off, so much of the time I skip the dishes and cleaning and save it for Sunday afternoon, but then I want to skip the cardio too. I often want to eat worse or not pay attention to my eating on Saturdays too.
Like every other day, I packed my lunch today - Lean Cuisine Panini and an apple. There was candy in my office today, which I did ok resisting, but still had to fun size snickers. By lunch, I had told myself I was giving up today. I wanted Cheddar and Sour Cream Ruffles potato chips. I went to the chip aisle at lunch (I work at Wal-Mart so resisting temptation is hard to do sometimes). I picked up a bag of the chips I wanted and started walking. I then saw the baked variety and picked it up. After looking at the two bags for a few seconds, I chose baked.
Tonight I had told myself I was not going to do my cardio. I sparked for a while and then decided I needed to do something. I found my kids jump rope in the living room and played around with that for a couple minutes (surprised I can jump rope). I then got on the elliptical for 15 minutes. Not my normal 45 minute workout, but a workout none the less.
Just when I think I am not wanting to measure out my food and weigh everything and exercise all the time, or not eat junk constantly, I surprise myself. I made healthier decisions today even though I had myself resigned to not doing so. It wasn't my best day by a long shot, but it was better than what I thought it would be. Maybe this has become a lifestyle for me more than I thought it had. It all is starting to come naturally to me.