Monday, August 19, 2013

Lazy Girl

Lately, I have been lacking motivation to do anything. I don't want to cook, I don't want to clean, I don't want to track my spending, and I don't want to work out. I don't want to do much at all.

Last week, I didn't run once. I went to the gym once, and "cross trained" by doing the elliptical at such a slow clip that I barley broke a sweat. Other than that, I hit snooze on the alarm, every single morning, and I came home, changed clothes, and laid on the couch every night. I watched episode after episode of House Hunters, then watched reruns of the Office on Netflix.

Whats worse, is I knew I was being lazy. I felt bad about it, but it didn't motivate me to get off my booty and move. Not only was I physically lazy, but mentally as well. I allowed myself do go to a place of lethargy.

Looking back, I was pretty lame last week. I didn't care about anything, and I was not motivated to be better, to be stronger, or to put effort into anything. I can easily see how living like that can become a habit, and lead to a life of poor choices. It seems as if I spent last week in a fog, wandering aimlessly without direction or purpose.

In the end, it did not hurt me, it did not have a major impact on my life, but it did not leave be fulfilled either.

When I work out, when I sweat, when I accomplish tasks, when I am efficient and productive, I feel better about myself. I make better choices, and I feel clear, mentally.

I vowed to make this week better than last. We got home late last night, and I went to bed exhausted, happy, and ready to take on a new week.

This morning, I woke up before my alarm and before I went to work I accomplished more than I did in the 7 days prior. I did 2 loads of laundry, emptied the dish washer, picked up the house, made breakfast and lunch, and worked out.

I was extremely productive at work, and managed to show my to do list who's boss. I get a thrill every time I get to highlight something off my list!

The big test for me came after work today. Last week, I came home, changed, and sat on the couch for 4 hours vegging out. Today, I told myself today that I would not turn on the t.v., and that I would tackle my personal to do list.

Yes, I am Type A, and have several to do lists going all at one time. I managed to reconcile our bank account, go for a run, stop by the library, and mow the back yard all in 2 hours.

Now, I am blogging, getting ready to put some things on Craigslist to sell, and finish a few tasks that have been nagging me for a while.

How was your Monday? I h
ope it was wonderfully productive, and that you started this week of with a BANG.
When you get lazy, how do you fight through it? Is your a physical or mental exhaustion that you battle?


Daily Vacation said...

It's amazing how when you start improving yourself, you want to keep going, but as soon as you stop and take a break, you never want to start again. I try to remember how unfulfilled I feel on days when I'm a lazy bum and how it great it feels at the end of a productive day

Holly @ Run With Holly said...

Isn't it amazing how a productive START (like, even just the morning part) can lead to a productive day; while a lazy start easily slides into a lazy day? I seldom have half lazy/half productive days: it's all or nothing. Inertia is powerful!

Brooke said...

i would be so much more productive if not for love it or list it! i think most of mine is mental exhaustion.