Thursday, April 24, 2008

Time & Exercise

I just can't figure out how people who work during the day make time to exercise and still have a life... I've been brainstorming for the last year about how to fit working out into my schedule and I can't - I really just can't. The desire to work out came on after I married Andy and we have HUGE AMAZING dinners almost every night. I can't be rude and not eat after all his hard work, and it tastes so good anyway, why would you want to deny yourself? So - I've gained nearly 10 pounds since we got married and it is killing me!

So, my goal is to get fit (actually it has been that for about a year now, but with a sedentary job and Andy's cooking, it hasn't worked out so well). Any suggestions about how to be diligent?

I've tried waking up early and I value sleep WAY too much. I've tried working out when I get home, but I want to hang out with Andy and we usually cook dinner together shortly thereafter. I've tried working out after dinner, but who wants to do that? And finally, I can't work out right before bed because it gives me extra energy and I value sleep. I'm doomed.... I think I'm just going to have to brave the early mornings, but I just can't seem to get myself out of bed. It truly is a curse.

Hmmm... I've got to somehow want to be in shape more than I want to sleep.... I'm not sure if that is possible, but I'm going to have to think on it.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I always liked going at about 8, but I don't really succeed at that anymore. Good luck! I've been working on getting stuff at home to work out with so that when I use the excuse of not driving to the gym, I still have something I can do.

(I don't know if you remember me..I've known Andy for a long time...)