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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!!!
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  • no profile photo CD5023796
    are you my competition, DTWMama? (j.k. ...n.r.)
    I have struggled with all this stuff this week too. and major tech & schedule issues to boot. but I wasn't joking when I posted about some of us being the biggest whores for all the crunchy delicious points. I'm one for sure.
    3743 days ago
  • KIM_RINGER
    Well, there ya go! I think you have rocked the Action challenge for the week.
    I'm super proud of you for all the balls you are juggling. Makes me feel a little pathetic for whining about how behind I've gotten, when I'm nowhere near as busy as you. Time to put on my big girl panties and get my ass moving.
    You are doing great! Keep up the good work.
    3745 days ago
  • DUGIESTONER
    Good For you! It is so hard to balance everything, but part of being a Warrior is the balance right?
    Oh and if my MIL would have called, I would have reached for a t-box not my exercise clothes!! emoticon
    3745 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8923508
    Way to go, girl. I love the exercise clothes grab which prompted you to go for it. YOU DO ROCK! YOU are a Warrior!
    3745 days ago
  • PLEEBLES
    Yikes! I think I am scared of you and your bad self!
    3745 days ago
  • ANANGELMOM
    I am so murther truckin' proud of you. I've been so worried about the load you're trying to carry, so seeing that you are cutting out where you can verses where is easy... it's something to be proud of. I still have my 'jumping jacks' to do tonight. I don't know where I'll summon the energy from after the day I've had (I'll post in a few) and after just exercising 45 min already, but after reading this I've got a bit of that fire under my booty you have and it's feeling pretty warm down here too lol. We both need to try to motivate the other so we don't get lazy. Even if it kills us! That's why we're buddies, right? Fan those flames baby!
    3745 days ago
  • RUNRUNMAMA
    Rock on! You are awesome:)
    3745 days ago
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