Monday, November 18, 2013

Monday Funday

Yesterday I thought a lot about motivation - or, rather, the lack thereof.  I told myself that this week, I'd get up early and actually do all the things I've been putting off.  Exercise, housework, etc, etc.  Pfft.  Or not.

Alarm went off at 6.  Anyone want to guess what time I got up?  6:38.  Both kids had appointments at the dentist this morning, so no housecleaning got done.  By the time my daughter and I got home it was time for lunch, then her naptime.  I did manage to throw a load of laundry in the washer.   Quick, someone get me that mother of the year award!   

*sigh*

By the time we picked my son up from school, I'd worked up enough pissed-off-ness (at myself) that I told the kids to leave their shoes on, cuz it was outside fun time!  They cheered, because lately only my husband has taken them outside.  I've been glued to the couch (or the computer) more than I care to admit lately.  All of my get up and go "got up and went," to steal a phrase from.... someone.  

This afternoon, though, it was nearly 70 degrees out and the sun was shining.  There was no reason in the world for us to stay inside - especially when I had a yard full of leaves that needed raking.  10 big bags of leaves later, my shoulders were a little sore, and my throat was scratchy, but I felt like maybe I wasn't completely worthless, after all.  

We'll see what tomorrow brings.  I hope I'll actually get up when the alarm goes off.  I hope I'll go for a decent length run.  I hope I'll finish raking the leaves.  Notice how I'm doing a lot of hoping, and not a lot of promising? 




Hope, I have.  I guess what I need is more courage. 


7 comments:

  1. Way to go!! Raking leaves is no joke - that is a definite hard-core workout!!!
    What if you start small? 10 minute segments of exercise or cleaning or whatever? I just read a post today about how great the 10 minute chunk can be over at Cranky Fitness http://www.crankyfitness.com/2013/11/change-your-life-in-10-minutes.html

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    1. That is a great post - and it's such a smart idea, one that I've had before but have let myself forget in my "ahh! there's too much to do!!" craziness. I can do ten minutes. Thanks! =)

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  2. It's hard to get out of those ruts. Sometimes, you just have to do those things like go rake leaves or take a family walk to break out of it. Hang in there and you'll get through it. :hug:

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    1. Thanks! I don't know what my issue is.... it's been over a month that I've felt this way. Blah. Hopefully I'll snap out of it!

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  3. One moment at a time, Di! :) You got this.

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  4. I agree that it's hard to break out of a rut! I think we all get in a slump sometimes.

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