In commenting on a blog today about getting serious about weight loss, I confronted one of my own demons: laziness. I'm going to throw it out there right now - I hate getting up at 5am to go to the gym, regardless of how great it makes me feel. I hate it, I hate it, I hate it. I hate dragging my fat ass out of bed, I hate still being half asleep when I get there, I hate when everyone's cheerful to me at the gym at 5:30am. The time for cheerful to kick in should be about 8am. Not 5:30am. (Hey, just being honest here).
So, is my dislike for the gym at 5:30am what's hindering me from losing weight? Partly, but we all know the real culprit here is food. I love sweets. Any kind, really. There was a time in the not so distant past when my husband and I would have a milkshake .....EVERY SINGLE NIGHT. We've both got the worst sweet-tooth. I love all things sweet, cakey, chocolatey, gooey, caramely, etc. (And yes, I know I just made up several words just then). The thing I have to harness in is not my love of those kinds of food, but my WILLINGNESS TO EAT them every single day. I am always going to love such things, that's just part of who I am. However, they aren't called "treats" for nothing. Once or twice a week with an extra couple of workouts seems reasonable to me. Who says fruit can't cure a sweet-tooth when presented properly?
Anyway, I commented on Shannon's blog (Even A Pig Knows When They've Had Enough) about how I'm going to start incorporating workouts into the MIDDLE of my day. I'm an in-home childcare provider. Naptime comes just after lunchtime and lasts about 1 1/2 - 2 hours. There is aboslutely NO reason I can't fit a workout in during that time period. Yes, it's normally a time when I do cleaning, catch up on paperwork for our online business (see the "Fun Beyond Driven" link above), or other domestic duties - including screwing around on Facebook and watching DVR'd episodes of Hoarders. But In the scheme of a day, 2 hours is a long time. I can do all of that (and then some! HA!).
So that's the plan. I'm going to rock it today.