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So much to do, not enough motivation to do it

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Have you ever stepped back and looked at your life and what needs to be done and have an overwhelming sense of WTH!?!

That is where I am lol!

I am trying to get this weight off and was doing great on LiveFit but I lost motivation a few weeks ago when trying to add mileage for the Marine Corps marathon. My knee issue didn't help.
A major issue with my weight loss is getting my eating under control. I have wanted junk and I need to get past that!

I am off of work next week and was looking forward to spending time with my boys but I also need to go through my house and deep clean. Mike's allergies have been terrible lately and it's only when he gets home. I also need to go through the boys rooms to de-clutter and weed out clothes that don't fit so I know what to shop for this coming school year. With the deep clean, I need to touch up paint around the house since the boys are...well, boys, and destroy everything. lol
I also need to reorganize my garage.

I have so much to do that I don't know where to start! I can't figure out when to get my training runs in with my workouts. I feel so confused.

I am trying to get some done each night so that I don't spend my whole week off cleaning and painting. The two older boys decided to cut up my curtains in the kitchen yesterday so their punishment is to help me clean all week. I made a list of chores for them to do, like clean their rooms spotless, scrub their bathroom, wipe the cabinets in the kitchen and pick up their messes in the garage. I can't wait for school to go back! LOL!!!!

On another note, I ran the make it by midnight half marathon this past weekend. My hubby didn't want to go but changed his mind so I could go! The trip with my family was fun! We took the back roads up to GA and it was so pretty! Cool old houses, bridges and farm land. It made the trip up easier and added conversation! The time there was short. We got to Macon and visited every gun shop my DH could find before checking into the hotel and heading to the race site. I was so excited to see my friends (even if it ended up being a quick hug).
I used this as a training run so I didn't really care how slow it was. It was super hot and hilly. I ended up running with Wendy for both loops and we made a stop at the half way mark to change shoes and chat with Jeanine and CC for a bit.

I finished the race around 9:30ish and my hubby was bored to tears waiting for me and wanted to go. I was so bummed I missed my friends.
We had dinner (again) and went back to the room to watch TV and "try" to sleep. I think I am the only one who didn't sleep. We were up and on the road around 9am. We drove around and visited the Warner Robins Air Museum before making the journey back home. We got back around 10pm and I was exhausted!!
Monday made for a very sucky work day and NO workouts! lOL!

I missed my workout this morning but will try for a run this afternoon...and maybe the elliptical. I really need to find my motivation again!!

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    Make lists and prioritize!!! But don't forget to have fun too while you are off. Make a list of things to do by a certain time then go relax and have fun with the boys. Have them involved so (1) you get help and (2) you get it done faster!!! You rock girl. When are you coming back to Oklahoma to run?
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    LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    3218 days ago
    I totally did NOT sleep well after the race either!! Between my legs being a little achy, & sleeping next to my daughter who was thrashing around all night, no ZZZZZs for me!

    Too bad I didn't get to meet you!

    I can so relate to the rut of just not being motivated & eating poorly due to crazy appetite from heavy training!!! I cannot tell you how many times I have been there too. For me, what helps me more than anything, is eating REALLY healthy (I know, boring, right?) - LOTS of veggies, good protein, fruit, very little grains & NO sugar. When I eat this way, my appetite is so much better. And my philosophy is to exercise no matter what, whether I feel like it or not, so "motivation" isn't part of the deal.... LOL

    Don't know if this might help, but I am REALLY looking forward to meeting you at Space Coast!!
    3218 days ago
    Motivation is such an elusive thing. Mine comes and goes like it's my bi-polar sister. lol I don't have any advice, just wish you well. I would, however, like to hear the story of cutting up the kitchen curtains. I have a granddaughter who would easily do something like that. My husband calls her "The Master of Disaster!" Glad you made it to MIBM - bummer you didn't get to stay longer, but I get it. I think I could have written a carbon copy of your trip. From gun shop stops to "let's go already."

    Hey! Maybe that's the answer to our racing woes. We go to races together and send our H's to the gun shops, then we can do all the "girlfriend dishing" we want. Just sayin....
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    Comment edited on: 7/17/2012 8:56:31 PM
    You will find your motivation. Glad you are making the boys clean - try writing down a list of things you want to accomplish - break them down into workable bite-sized jobs - then assign a priority to each job. Make sure you attach the highest priority first and if you need a smaller job to reduce stress that the highest priority on them also. If anyone can you it - you can. emoticon
    3219 days ago
    I'm with Sharon- workout first thing... even get up extra early- that way, you are ready to tackle the house.. and take a nap- every day, because you are on PTO!
    3219 days ago
    I hear ya on feeling overwhelmed! Hang in there and maybe start cleaning up in the rooms with most traffic. Put a little music on a sing and dance to a sparkling house with getting some extra cardio in! emoticon
    3219 days ago
    Sounds like a fun but packed weekend in GA! I like to leave Larry at home for races so I can spend as much time w/ my friends as possible. But I also don't travel to many races!

    My suggestion for your time management is to get up, workout and then when you're already sweaty and pumped up, tackle the cleaning and painting. Personally, I can't even think straight before a workout! :D Good luck!
    3219 days ago
  • LAURIE5658
    I agree. Clean the house first and then you will feel better with your surroundings. It sounds like the house is one of the major hurdles so just gitter dun!

    3219 days ago
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    I find that I give myself more time to exercise when I do have a clean house, and I know I sleep better for sure. Stressing about housework always makes me just want to sit on the couch and avoid it all! haha

    I read a good quote the other day, "Cleaning a house with your kids in it, is like brushing your teeth while eating oreos!" emoticon
    3219 days ago
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