Monday, October 5, 2009

Having Problems

Today is Confessions Monday over at the Sisterhood of Shrinking Jeans and it's also the beginning of a new challenge. I'm not participating in this one -- it is a 5K run and I just know myself well enough to know, I'm not gonna run! So I have to find a new "challenge" for myself to keep myself going with the exercising every night.

Herein lies my confessions for the week --

1)Since the WiiActive Challenge ended Wednesday night I have only exercised 1 time.

2)I'm tired and depressed and exercising at the end of the day is difficult when I am so tired. Thereby creating more depression...ya know the vicious cycle, right?

3)I fixed a "comfort food" dinner tonight and I ATE IT!! Not only did I eat it, I ate a bit more than my "normal" serving.

4)Then I went to the pharmacy by way of the local Culver's ice cream store and bought myself a nice big (actually it was their "short") Concrete Mixer with Heath Bars. I ate it in about 10 minutes....while driving home so I could throw the cup away before coming inside to be spotted by the children! (That Kid is home from college this week on Fall Break!)

I need to get back on track and find "my groove" again....but I think I'm going to go to bed early tonight. Maybe I just need some sleep.

I have a lot to do over the next couple of weeks and I think I'm starting to feel overwhelmed by it all. So...I'm going to prepare for bed at the most unreasonable time of 10:30 and hopefully I'll be asleep by 11:00 p.m.!! Wow!! That would be something for me!


*Lissa* said...

Maybe you and I should come up with our own challenge, since I can't run either! Think about it!

It is a vicious cycle, when you are down, things just seem to keep heading that way and you get self-destructive. Oh, HOW I KNOW!!!

Heather D said...

Ann, no worries. You can get back on track.
And about the depression, girlfriend, I'm totally with you. October SUCKS so far.
Let's just all stick together. We can get through it!

KCs Mama said...

I totally know what you mean about not feeling up to exercise in the evening and then entering that cycle where you start to feel down mainly because you are not exercising! Arrgh! Isn't it amazing how much our mental states are tied to activity like exercise? I feel like a different woman when I'm in a good phase. It makes it that much more frustrating when you cannot seem to will yourself to do it! I definitely feel you.