Can I just say… not being lazy is hard work.
Seriously, it is SO HARD!
All I want to do right this very second is take a nap.
I did my workout… I worked my butt off… I think I earned a nap. I REALLY did not want to work out today, but my sister made me. Big sisters can be so mean. She is giving me a break from the kids, which is AMAZING, but then she says
“…so you should workout.” And gives me that big sister look.
So then I had to and I did and now I’d REALLY like to use the rest of my free time to take a nap, but I really need to work on this blog and be productive because every mom knows it’s nearly impossible to get everything done that needs to get done in a day when you have kids melting down and fighting and whining and crying and being needy. Seriously, do they really need three meals a day AND snacks in between?
Anyway… doing Insanity everyday has been really challenging and I’m not going to lie, I’ve missed a few days… more than I’d like to admit.
My biggest discouragement is that #1 my weight refuses to drop. And since I know weight is truly a poor judge of fitness and health, #2 my body doesn’t seem to be changing much, and #3 screaming at 4 toddlers who never listen when I’m already dying and can’t breathe, is exhausting. I’d rather be hit by a bus.
One thing that I know is the problem is food. I am not eating as great as I should be. I am eating too many simple carbs for my body and not enough vegetables. This is again a lazy thing. If there is quick, little effort food in the house, I am 87% of the time going the eat it and there are 4 kids under 4 in this house so there is definitely quick easy food on hand. Most of it is good stuff, not junk, we don’t buy junk… except for ice-cream. Mmmmm ice-cream. Or chocolate. Ohhhh CHOCOLATE! I should have more self-control, but really, you come spend a day with these 4 kiddos and then muster up the self-control to not eat that ice-cream or chocolate, just tantalizing you, once those 4 toddlers are all asleep. We really just shouldn’t buy it. And we don’t majority of the time.
I had people suggest to me once, when I described the horror that took place while I worked out, that I wake up before my kids to do my workout and shower. After fighting it for a long time, I finally thought maybe it would be nice to have some “me time” without the little rugrats terrorizing each other and me and the house. So I tried it. You know what happened?
THEY WOKE UP AT THE SAME TIME!
Like an hour and a half earlier than their usual! And then they are EXTRA cranky because they are tired!
I’d rather everyone get more sleep and yell at them while I work out.
End of story.
Some might say that if your kids are misbehaving and restless while you are working out, then maybe you need to stop and spend more time with them. Put them first.
To that I say…
Taking care of yourself is important, too. I read this quote and I don’t know who said it, but I think it’s great… “Taking care of yourself is part of taking care of your kids.” When you take care of yourself you are happier, helping you to be more patient and loving, less stressed making everyone around you less stressed, have more energy to play, and you are stronger… all the better to carry them (physically and emotionally) throughout the day. All of this makes for a happy healthy you and a happy healthy childhood for your kids.