Wednesday, March 16, 2011
This Challenge has put a flame under arse like no other. Let's think about it for a minute. It's Day 3, it's week one. I can go a little easy on myself since it's so early in the challenge. I mean do the basics right? Just enough to get by. After all I'm one of the Nutrition Challenge leaders and that in itself is nearly a full time job. My actual full time job started unlimited OT on Monday until further notice..gotta take advantage of that. I have my stepson this week, which means an extra hour out of every day to go get him from school oh and then there's the whole parenting thing after school. He is only 6 after all. So we got the cooking, the homework (yeah. at 6yrs old), the cleaning, the other child of mine-Sullivan my 3 yr old great dane, oh and I signed up as a warrior so I actually have to DO all the challenges. What in the HELL was I thinking???????????
I have MADE the time to get all my exercises in and am working on my balance challenges. So far so good right? I am teetering on the brink of exhaustion. And it's only day 3. There is no giving up that's for sure but there is a desire to slack off a little bit. Today I actually made a conscious decision to skip exercising (afterall I still got 4 more days) and starting my PJ's out for my shower and then my MIL called. And I SUB consciously reached for my exercise clothes. SO..I exercised. And now I'm glad I did.
I'm learning just how competitive I really am. I don't want to settle for 1 or 2 points a week. I want them all. Every week. So I've made some compromises with myself. Work only an hour over everyday and work 8 hours on Saturday or Sunday. Exercise after dinner instead of before. That way I get a few minutes to sit, relax and enjoy my meal rather than stuffing my face to get my food in 2 hours before bedtime. Admittedly I am taking a melatonin a half hour before bed to help make me sleepy because exercising two hours before bed is like giving me a cup of coffee. Tomorrow and Friday is no school so no pick up which means I get that hour both days to get some chores done that have been neglected this week. And grandma is coming to take him a few hours tomorrow which means I am dedicating a WHOLE 60 minutes to Spark. Boards, emails and blogs oh my!!! Can't wait. I feel so out of touch right now with the busy-ness that is life so I am truly looking forward to getting back to the "in crowd" that is Sparkpeople.
I don't know that I'm going to win this one but I do know that I want to. Really bad. So if that means a few less hours of extracurricular activity then so be it. I am a WARRIOR!!!