Today I'm Tired

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

I am soooooo tired today.

I don't want to track my calories. I don't want to work out. I don't want to pack for my trip this weekend. I don't want to play with my kids. I don't want to do my weekly weigh-in.

I just want to curl up in my bed with popcorn and a good book. I want to completely ignore all that needs done and hide under my covers in warm jammies.

I have been so wiped out this week I have really struggled staying on track with diet and exercise. I am only two weeks from the big Florida vacation, now is no time to run out of steam!

But I just can't seem to get everything done. The holidays are overwhelming me and my "To Do" list is leaving me near tears. So many demands from work, from home, from church...

My joy with self-care, my powerful feelings of being in control, my excitment over my weight loss...all fading. I just don't have the time or energy for it.

And so I am falling back to square one...no time for me because everyone and everything is more important.


How can I keep all these balls juggling? How can I get it all done? When can I sneak in a nap?

This. is. hard.

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    Thanks for the advice. Yesterday I crawled into bed a litte early instead of exercising. I felt very guilty, especially since I ate a piece of birthday cake and was over my calorie range for the day. However, I just couldn't pull off 45 minutes of cardio at 10pm. I decided not to weigh myself this week because I think it will just discourage me. I am going to spend the next week trying to figure out a way to incorporate self-care into this crazy holiday schedule. I don't think I have gained but it is much harder than I thought to stay on track with my calories while running like crazy from sun up to sun down. I'm sure you all can relate!
    2698 days ago
    Good idea DJ4HEALTH. It's good to have a rest when things get hectic. But don't lose all your healthy new habits. You are still in control and remember how GREAT it feels to fit into those smaller clothes.
    Also, are there any outside demands that you could say no to? There are so many expectations and things we have to do for others, but it can get out of hand sometimes. Could you lower any of your own expectations? I know I get caught up in perfectionism.
    Oh, I feel for you. I hope you can get some rest and time for yourself.

    2699 days ago
    Some times you need to cut back on exercise just to let your body rest and don't feel bad because that may be one way that your body is telling you to rest. So take at least two days and rest from exercise and see how you feel then. Just watch what you eat and cut back on the calories some so that you don't gain weight.
    2699 days ago
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