Do you know how hard it is to find the motivation to do more than you already do? I mean holy crap. Every day there is something going on and I’m like “we’ll walk tomorrow”, “I’ll start the gym up when E is a bit bigger”, “well it’s nap time now so we can’t do anything”. Constantly I can find excuses for everything. I am busy. There is something going on every day. Not to mention the things you don’t have scheduled, like flooded basements after the wrath of the titans storm, last minute changes in appointments, appointments taking so long you’ve aged 10 years. You know that sort of thing.
There are so many things I could do at home, but finding the motivation is the problem. When it’s quiet and I’m lucky enough to have both girls sleeping, I just want to sit there and do nothing. Just sit and breathe. E sleeps downstairs right now in a rock n play. We’ve just got to that point where I can put her down when she’s asleep. At least I can be hands free now. Sitting still without kids on me is a novelty. So I try to enjoy it. I know I need to get my butt moving. Things are not going to improve without it. There is no quick fix. You have to work hard for the goals you set before yourself.
Life is full of excuses. I’ll do it tomorrow. I’ll do it Tuesday. I’ll do it next year. When I have time. The problem is you have to make time right now. So I need to stop making excuses and just do it. Get out and walk. Dance with A in the living room. Wrestle with J. At least it’s activity and not me sitting around.
Next huge purchase, lightyears from now, a really good treadmill. One that has the screen that talks to you and shows you running the alps and such. With the life coach telling you, you can do it. You know, that treadmill. Goals right?