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Today is not my Day. Seriously in need of some Motivation...

Sunday, December 30, 2012

My kids are on winter break right now. I don't know if it's being out of school, or that they just got a bunch of presents for Christmas, but my family seems extra ungrateful lately towards me, and it's really getting to me. I limit their screen time, so that they don't turn into piles of mush when they return to school next week, but that seems to just add fuel to the fire.

Throughout this whole 2 weeks that they've had off, I don't think that I've managed to drink an entire cup of coffee, as they find ways to spill it. Being unemployed, it's an extra slap in the face for them to waste food, especially when coffee is the one luxury in food that I buy for myself.

I was running some errands this morning and was thirsty. I decided to be nice and swing by McDonald's for the $1 large drinks. I got myself a large unsweetened iced tea to replace the coffee that I (once again!) did not get to finish this morning. The minute I walked in the door, I told everyone that all I bought were sodas, no food. All I heard from my husband and kids were gripes about not getting fast food. Fast food is not good for our bank account or our bodies (especially the hubby and I). This happens every time I try to be nice and think of my family, it's never good enough!

While I was doing dishes (which everyone else seems happily blind to), the kids were arguing over a new toy and knocked over all of the drinks.

I seriously want to just go back to bed and start this day over. Maybe I'll wake up and not be surrounded by such selfish and ungrateful people. On days like this, it is so hard to ignore the negativity and feel motivated enough to workout.
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    Yup, we've all been there. Try not to let it get to you! If you continue to be positive, it will pay off in the long run. I know it's hard, but hang in there!!!
    And maybe you should assign the kids dish-washing duties. I tried it with my three boys and it really helped. Even just a few dishes if they are too little to handle more. It makes them realize what's involved, and you can praise them for helping (even if you have to secretly re-wash later).... I did it even with the one who had to stand on a chair to reach the sink. But mostly, just hang in there!!! It's soooooo hard, but it eventually pays off!
    1934 days ago
  • KRYS210
    Sorry for your rough day! Please remember that you are in this lifestyle for yourself, your health, and your future! Working out is not for them, it is for YOU! Also, it is a great stress reliever.

    I hope tomorrow goes better for you. Please know I am on the sidelines cheering for you!
    1935 days ago
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