Thursday, February 25, 2010

Trade Off

I have begun training for my 1/2 marathon in May. Hitting the gym 3 times a week, and running at night, and I've started playing indoor soccer again. Alright...so it's not JUST for the 1/2 marathon, but I want to have my cute, lean, firm body back. However, I feel as though I'm trading some of my sanity for it! Getting up at 5am to be at the gym by 5:30am for my strength classes. Mind you I sleep in my gym clothes because I KNOW that at the last possible second I'm gonna change my mind about sleeping in and want to RUSH out the door. "Amy! You're only hurting yourself!" Yep. That's the conversation I have with myself every dang morning.

Here's where said 'trade off' walks in. HOW on earth does a non-morning person not take a nap when the little one is sleeping? I should be cleaning the house, I should be paying the bills, I should be blogging, I should be this and I should be that. How am I going to start balancing everything? I'm my own worst enemy and critic! I thought that exercising was supposed to increase your energy?

It's so hard to continue this insane exercising ritual when it takes time (A LOT OF TIME) to see any results....other than my untidy house!

I'd better get to bed early tonight! I've got another 5:30am class in the morning!

4 comments:

Coombs Family said...

Seriously! I am swimming in the mornings and feel your pain.

Mills Family said...

Wow you are amazing if only I had that much motivation, I am lucky to just get my run in for the day I wish we lived closer so you could be my motivator and I could meet you at the gym so I had someone to go with. Anyways keep up the good work you will definitley be happy you did in the end.

Wendy said...

It's good that you're doing it...it's important to do something for yourself (and cleaning the house ain't gonna cut it!) I admire you for getting up early...I am trying to work up the muster to do it myself.

Forbes Clan of Five said...

You are amazing. I don't know how you do it. Oh how I wish I had your willpower.