Alright Skinny readers, I need your help. (*Warning* This may sound like a very whiney post, and it kind of is! Read if you dare :) ) I have been is such a funk lately! And no matter what I try, I just can't pull myself out of it...so I am turning to you for help. Here is the deal...
I run 5 miles MWF with my mom. Most the time on T TH I go the the gym and bike or do the elliptical...sometimes I do weights...sometimes I just sleep in and don't go at all. Unfortunately, the only time I have to workout is in the morning and I am really not a morning person- it is always a struggle to make myself get going; however I work during the day/evening and the few evenings I have off I want to spend with my husband, not hitting the gym.
I am not a very consistent eater- some weeks we have great & balanced home-cooked meals and others I get way too overwhelmed and busy and our meals suffer because of it. We don't eat out much- maybe once a week. I do work at home half of the time and it is easy for me to snack, but my portions aren't huge. Days I go to the studio are hard- it means either I eat dinner at 4pm or 10pm. I do eat a lot late in the evenings- not meals, but snacks. I know I shouldn't eat that close to bedtime, however I am always too hungry to just go to bed and hear my stomach rumble.
I don't really have any friends here- my husband is my BFF, however he works long days and we really don't have much time that we get to hang out together. My mom is close and we do a lot together, but she is still my mom and it is just different. All the people in our apartment complex that are our age just want to drink and party...we just don't really fit with them. And all of the people in our ward have at least one kid and so we don't really fit with them too well either. I actually really like my co-workers, however because of our work schedules they are just never really available to hang out when we are. So I don't have any buddies that can help pull me out of this weird period...sure I have goals (please don't forget I am supposed to swim in a river soon!) but they just aren't motivating me enough obviously.
Anywho, so that is my situation. I just feel like I am not making progress- I am not excited about my goals or my workouts or meals. I would love to lose about 10 pounds and just really tone up...but mostly I would love to like getting dressed (no matter what the scale says). Right now it is pretty much the worst part of my day- I loathe looking in my closet for something that is going to make me feel like I look good. So I know, wah wah, but please...I need your help! Please give me any suggestions!
(I promise that next week we will return to our regular upbeat posts with useful information for you!)