Food and Work and Life and Exercise

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

Sometimes I wonder how I get it all straight. I mean, I know what I'm supposed to do to lose weight. However, sometimes there's obstacles. One of them is most obviously WORK.

I estimate work takes up about 10 hours of my day, from waking up and getting ready, to the 15 minute commute each way including my entire work day (and my 30 min lunch of which all I have time to do is eat). So that's 50 hours a week for just work.

Sleep is about 56 hours (on a good week), plus 2 hours of getting ready on the weekend.

That leaves about 60 hours of my drained brain self to try to not only exercise but try to plan a meal (which really does take at least 1 or 2 hours if you are trying to include ANY variety). I guess about 15 hours go to my boyfriend... so that's another maybe 20 hours off my total.

40 hours left for myself...of which I'm sure about 20 hours I dedicate to TV watching and leisure activity.

It's funny because I was going to rant, but I guess that's plenty of time isn't it? 20 hours over 7 days. So 3 hours to myself everyday? I just feel so tired most of the time. Why doesn't this feel like enough time?

Haha if anyone reads this I'm sure they'll laugh at how I figured out how much time I really have. Oh I didn't include chores or food preparation for meals, but they don't take TOO long most days.

I just need to get into a routine and definitely vary my workouts. I've been having a lot of neck and back pain from working out lately and it really deters me from wanting to do anything. I can't run for the most part, it messes with my spine or something (feels like my neck doesn't have enough cushioning).

I also hurt my ankle a week and a half ago and it took almost a week to feel better. So we'll see how it goes. I'm starting now.

Tomorrow--No sweets, no soda, no eating out.

Meal plan
BREAKFAST- 2 wheat blueberry waffles & all fruit strawberry spread
LUNCH-Subway ham on wheat, no sauce, add onions pickles tomato spinach
DINNER-Homemade black bean chile verde (made with pork loin) & whole wheat tortillas

Let's see how it goes!

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    1816 days ago
  • DAVID9176
    I can totally relate with what you are saying. what i have tried doing is setting my alarm a litle bit earlier and pushing myself not to hit that snooze button. i may be sleepy to begin with, but once i start excercising i wake up and i'm ready for the rest of my day. just keep pushing yourself and you will see th emoticon e results
    1821 days ago
  • ZRIE014
    if we could only control better how and what we eat each day, it would be easier to maintain our weigh and goals
    1821 days ago
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