Friday, July 31, 2009

In Which I Admit to Laziness and Sloth

The children are coming home today and, while I will miss having a house that actually stays clean for longer than an hour at a time; I’m really looking forward to having the little monsters back, if for no reason other than the fact that, were it not for the children, I might never cook a full meal again, as evidenced by the multiple trips to restaurants that Hugh and I have taken this past week.

I wish I could blame my lack of exercise on their absence, as well but, you know, not so much.

Instead, I have determined that I am becoming a sloth. I’m not happy with this turn of events and, I do intend to make some changes but, yeah, pure sloth.

Yesterday, I came home from work, fully intending to drag my ass to the gym. Instead, I sat down on the couch with the remote control and a super-sized box of Goldfish crackers then, before I knew it, I fell asleep, still clutching several golden fishes in each hand which, on a toddler, would have been adorable. On a grown woman? Pathetic.

The impromptu nap reminded me of a conversation that I had with my five-year old nephew last week; he informed me that his momma was taking a nap because she was “tired, so, soo, tiiiired” and, I can relate because, lately, I am tired, so, sooo tiiired, too.

The exhaustion has no known cause and, I’m starting to wonder if it’s time to have my thyroid checked again or, if I should just lay off the donuts, 3 Musketeers and heavy restaurant foods and actually get my ass off the couch and back into the gym. I’m fairly confident it is the latter rather than the former which sucks because; popping a pill every day is waayy easier than lifting weights, squatting with a bar and running endless circuits around the local park (see above: lazy and sloth like).

Anyway, I have made a commitment to myself to get it together again. Tomorrow starts a new month and, with the kids starting school again in just a couple of weeks, I should be able to get back on a schedule that will allow me to better police myself you know, God willing and if I can overcome being tired, so, soo tiiiired.

Fingers crossed.

2 comments:

Jen said...

I'll get exercising if you'll get your thyroid rechecked. ;)

Erika said...

Hear! Hear! I refrained from the drink this weekend and got up this morning to work out. Here's to August!