I originally chose this topic for the month of January when we all make resolutions for change and to better ourselves. What better of a time to consider how we balance it all than when we are trying to get everything in our lives in order and prepared to achieve our newest resolves?
Our time for ourselves, our spouses, our children, etc ....
I have the spent the last five weeks wiping my one-year-old's nose with a very high level of frequency, if you catch my drift. During this time I have been the lucky beneficiary of two separate sinus plagues, courtesy of this dear child of mine. I have not exercised more than three times. I have been to the gym twice. I have done a few stretches, some exercises on the fitness ball and I will confess to you that I have even considered cleaning my entire house in one day to be "a decent enough workout". I confess, I am ashamed. I am mad that I haven't been able to or motivated enough to demand time for myself. I have not pulled together a piece of time, motivation and energy with any synergy.
I have gained a few pounds. I can still wear my smallest jeans but it isn't a pretty sight. I'm soft. I'm muffin-toppy, and love-handley, and not in a good way. NOT at all. I have lost muscle tone and I currently hate the shape, or rather, misshape of my hips and waist and thighs. I still look better than I did well ... ever. I know I am being hard on myself but mainly because I was so darn proud of my physical achievements up until about the middle of December.
This month is halfway over. I have time to turn it around and salvage tomorrow. Today!
I'll get back on track. I know it. Getting over the mental low of getting off track is actually the hardest part.