This morning, my son called me lazy. I was not happy about it, but not necessarily for the reasons you might think.
You see, I have had a fairly care-free couple of weeks around here. I finished school on May 13th, had some catch-up to do around the house and with appointments, and then was out of town, first visiting my brother in Calgary and then visiting my sister, who had a brand-new, super-cute, baby boy. Last week I got in some workouts, had a couple of appointments, but really didn’t accomplish a whole lot more than cleaning off the dining room table. Yesterday, I mostly read and ignored the disaster in my kitchen.
So, when my son called me lazy – because he thought I should have made his lunch the night before rather than this morning, of all things – I guess it touched a nerve, because darn it, I am feeling lazy. My eating over the weekend was not stellar, so I’m feeling rather bloated and low-energy. I didn’t work out yesterday because it was a rest day after Sunday’s long run, but I haven’t worked out yet today, either. Instead, I read 2 Harry Potter books – I’m re-reading the series before the last movie comes out July 15th – and snacked on carbs most of the day. Yuck. I just…feel…gross.
I don’t think I’m alone in this sort of thing – at least, I hope I’m not alone. The key, I think, is not to give in to the desire to lie on the couch reading and snacking all day. I must workout tonight, I must workout tomorrow, and the day after that, too. I must cut back on the starchy carbs, because frankly, I feel disgusting due to the swings in my blood sugar and the number on the scale is starting to creep up. Tempting as it may be, I can not give in to my sugar and chocolate cravings all the time. The reality is that if I do, I will gain weight and I’m not going to feel healthy. Yes, I deserve some time to relax and recover from the school year, but this should include treating my body properly, with good food and movement, not with – let’s face it – laziness.
Thanks for listening to my self talk. I’m feeling much better now. Sometimes making the healthy choice still seems like a struggle. Guess that’s part of why I consider myself “mostly” fit.
I’m going to go hop on the bike and then do some core work. It’s the least I can do for my body after what I fed it today!