Monday, August 09, 2010

McFatty Monday Week 30: Lacking motivation...

I wasn't going to post. It's been three weeks since my last McFatty post or any type of blog entry and I was going to skip it. Again. And then I read Blair's entry and she makes me want to be motivated. I want to take control of my eating. I want to be healthy. I want to want to be in pictures with my son and not cringe at how I look at them. And yet I don't control my eating. I don't exercise. I drink beer on weekends. I need to do better. I want to do better. And yet I still have a hard time motivating myself past a couple of hours, maybe a day. I think I just get overwhelmed by everything.

I marvel at how some women seem to balance it all. Time just isn't my friend these days. It seems to evaporate before my eyes. I go non-stop all day long and yet accomplish little. This is both at work and at home. I'm behind at work. My house is dirty. My dog rarely gets walked. And could someone tell me how did my son become 10 1/2 months? I'm not sure how people fit in nutritious meals and make time for exercise (I can't even fathom how people find time to get to the gym!). How do you do it, because I'm tired! I'm tired and my child sleeps through the night! I can't even imagine what it would be like if he didn't.

But I'm going to try and motivate myself to do this because it's important.

I'm 9lbs above my goal weight (wedding weight) and I'm not going to lose it by my4th anniversary this coming Thursday which was my goal. And that will have to be ok. Instead I'm just going to commit to losing it. How long it takes is how long it takes. I will goal myself on moving more this week and drinking water. Maybe I'll get my self a pedometer. Gadgets make me happy.

I look forward to some of the fun, small challenges coming our way through McFatty Monday. I can use all the motivation I can get!

Have a great week!


Krista said...

Your life sounds identical to mine! I have NO time! With work, and baby (seriously, how did he get to be 11 months??), and cooking, and cleaning, and.... HOW do I have time to eat healthy, drink water, and exercise??? It just seems impossible, and it seems we put ourselves last. You can do it though!! And I'd like to hope I can too!

Heidi - D said...

Isn't Blair a great motivator! She is why I started McFatty in the first place...

If you want to link up to our McFatty Monday's, stop by my blog. It is completely with Blair's permission... So we'd love to have you!

Blair@HeirtoBlair said...

girrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrl, your life sounds SO MUCH LIKE MINE. Tuck is unwalked. The house is dirty. I'm tired. I haven't made Nate dinner. It's 8:30 & I still haven't done laundry or folded what was washed over the weekend. But I have things to do here.

& ZOMG, my head just exploded because I still have to work out & pack lunches for tomorrow & shower.


I'm sorry. I'm totally freaking out in your comments.

BUT...all this to say, dude, right there with you. This week I'm committing to exercising 15 minutes per day. Even if that's all I can muster, it's better than nothing & it's obtainable. Maybe set one tiny, tiny little goal & see how you do? Success, even in small goals, is SO MOTIVATING.

You can do it!

Mrs. MidAtlantic said...

There is always so much to do. Housework, dinner, laundry, BABY, Husband, dog... and the TV shows that constantly tempt me... and books I want to read... and cookies I want to eat.

It's HARD being a mom and wife! And to add weight loss on top? Really tough.

But just look how far you've come. 9 pounds is the home stretch! You can do it! Just take it 1 pound at a time. That's how I'm trying to look at it :)

Jessica said...

I understand completely! Even when I try to get up earlier to work out the girls decide they need to be up earlier as well. I have decided that I need some time to myself and working out with what I do with my time. It may only be 30 minutes but I feel better afterward and more motivated to do it again.

Vanessa said...

Hey there-thanks for popping by my blog, sorry I am so late with this weeks Mcfatty visits..i've been away.

Anyhooo..your life is BUSY!! I have just in the past year starting making time for the past there was always something that needed my attention. Well my husband cooks more often now, does laundry & dishes and we use the crockpot-alot. So that free's up time for me :-) Plus I have given up tv time-this is much easier now that we have a pvr...otherwise I don't know where I would find time to excerise if I had to miss Survivor-kwim!

Hang in there..make your self small'll eventually reach your goal weight!!