These are the dvds I told myself I would do this week.
So far I have failed. You might say I should give myself a break, afterall, it is only Monday morning. It IS Monday morning and I did not do anything thing this morning. Well, that’s not true, I made a LOT of excuses and justifications to myself this morning. I like to say that I am a morning person. But, that is not exactly true. I am a morning person about 90 min after I get up. I need a good 60-90 min to wake up and THEN I am a morning person. I am not a person who hops out of bed with a spring in her step. In a perfect world I would get up, eat breakfast, blog, do a bit of work and THEN workout and then get ready for work and go to work. Problem with my lovely perfect world? In order to do that I would need get up at about 3 AM! So, that is out. Which means that I need to get up and workout like I used to. just do it!
If I can get up by 4, I can be done working out by 5:30 and out the door by 6:30. I need to quit wasting so much time in the morning. I can read blogs on my handheld on the train and I can blog in the evening. So I just need to eat a quick breakfast and leave! My only problem is getting out of the office in time to be in bed by 9 so I can get the much needed 7 hours of sleep. Assuming that, depending on my workout, I either catch the 6:30 or 7:00 train I should be in the office anywhere between 7:30 and 8:15, so one would think that I should be able to leave the office around 5 or 6. Not so in the land of law. Leaving the office does not depend on what time of day it is (i.e., oh, it 6, I guess I’ll finish this tomorrow) when you have deadlines and depositions. Leaving the office depends on when you have finished what you are doing and in my case, leaving the office (many times) depends on when I actually have time to work with my business partner on certain things. Said business partner and I have diametrically opposing schedules. While I would rather meet at the office super early and leave at 5 or 6 he would rather work until midnight and come in late in the morning. As I am a totally scheduled person when my schedule is disrupted I just stop trying to fit in things and working out is the first thing to go. Add to that when we work late I have usually been up since 5 AM (many times earlier) and the later I work the more tired I become (afterall I am human!). When I am tired I stop picking healthy foods to eat – it just seems like too much work.
This week will most likely be a case in point as we have 3 depositions scheduled (W-F) and a lot of other things to do. 99% of the time I lose on trying to get the work done early. It is one of the more annoying aspects of my life. I suppose I should be more understanding, said business partner does have a family and he has a routine in the morning with said family. But, occasionally I wish we could work within my schedule or move the things that will keep us late to the day so I can work on things that I don’t need him to work on in the morning, we can work on the stuff that requires both our attention in the early afternoon and he can work on things that I don’t need to work on in the later evening. Unfortunately, due to court dates, clients and employees this is harder to do than it seems.
So, above all are the ‘justifications’ and ‘excuses’ as to why I allow myself to have such a hard time working out. Isn’t it amazing how the brain works. If I would send as much time just ‘doing it’ when the time presents itself instead of justifying why I cannot do it in my mind I would probably make it to the gym or in fron to my tv with a dvd in and my exercise shoes on more often than not. So that is my goal, my friends, to keep a gym bag in my car and just DRIVE to the gym if I have time, put a dvd in when I have time and get me a$$ out of bed in the morning. I might need help along the way.
I had a salad and chili for lunch after completing 8 loads of laundry! To be honest,it was actually only the time period of 3 loads. The one good thing about living in an apartment complex is that I can do multiple loads of laundry at once.
I also had a persimmon with pom.
For dinner I had a salad.
I also had some popcorn with cocoa powder, cinnamon, carob chips and a bit of agave nectar. I was still hungry so I had a frozen dark chocolate covered nanner and then i had my LAST persimmon and pom with a few carob chips. Carob chips and persimmon do NOT go together. I probably should have had some chix or protein in the salad.
This morning was overnight oats with 1 tbsp of chia seeds, cocoa powder, carob chips, agave nectar, pb, mixed frozen fruit and some frozen goji berries. I thing I figured out why I do not like the new protein powder – it has goji berries in it and I do NOT like goji berries. I am glad I only purchased a small bag of frozen goji’s for under $5 because I have a feeling they are going to have to be trashed. Perhaps, I can save them and put hide them in some new recipe, but I doubt it.
Make it a great day!