Tired and Discouraged....Will it stop me?

Friday, June 03, 2011

Every time I start along my journey to health, I do good for awhile then I get tired and discouraged. I don't see much progress and I let other things get me down. My house is a mess and I can't keep up. The kids are a handful right now and I allow that to drag me into the dumps. I am fighting that right now! I KNOW I feel better when I exercise and eat right! I KNOW I am more patient and calm when I feel better, yet exercise is so nasty to me that I put it off first! I have been trying to convince myself to exercise ALL day and I still haven't done it! Now I am out of time until MUCH later. I am about to take Jessica to school and I have to stay and help with field day. Then the kids and Cory will be home and I will be fixing dinner, etc. Maybe if I wait I can convince Cory to exercise with me. Struggling with one of those days when I KNOW what is right and good for me and yet am resisting it! DUH! Doesnt' make much sense.
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  • ASORIA33
    Maybe today just make sure you can get a few minutes to yourself and go outside and relax! Even a few minutes outside can clear your head and have a calming effect. Once that's done then maybe you will find the energy and or time to really exercise. Have a great day and don't get too down on yourself!! emoticon
    2548 days ago
    I enjoy the biggest loser dvds as much as anything. I really prefer to get outside and walk and hike. And I don't expect myself to be June Cleaver either, but I really stuggle with getting the kids to do even basic cleanup after themselves and with 6 of us in the house and only 1 consistently cleaning, I just can't keep up! I don't mind clutter as much as I mind DIRT! And my kids don't seem to care about either! I straighten as often as I can but cleaning is hard when things are cluttered. And I can't tell you the number of times that I send the kids off to school only to realize they spilled their cereal and didn't bother to clean it up or some such. That REALLY bothers me! And I am sorry, but at 11 and 12 years old, they should NOT need told and they have NEVER been allowed to do it before. They are just LAZY!

    2548 days ago
    Susan, have you taken "before" pictures of yourself so you can see the difference, even if the scale isn't moving? (Yes, I need to take my own advice! LOL). Also, taking measurment can help you see the progress....I'm doing that tonight because I know eventually I will hit a plateau and need a pick-me-up.
    As far as the exercise goes, I think a lot of us are in the same situation. When I consistently exercised before, I did it first thing in the morning, but then that became hard because the kids started school. I'm giong to have to start exercising after they get on the bus, otherwise, it isn't going to get done. Have you found an exercise that you like? I loved doing the Walk Away the Pounds videos; they really helped take inches off my thighs and toned my arms. Do some research and see what exercise you could enjoy doing.
    As far as the house being a mess....I know I'm not June Cleaver. LOL Give yourself permission to not have a perfect house. Our kids are young and we can only do so much a day....don't forget to put yourself FIRST at some point during the day. Getting started is, unfortunatly the hardest part.....we CAN do it!
    2548 days ago
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