Struggling with the juggling
Monday, January 30, 2017
This is a busy time of year for me. Most of my friends and family enjoy the slow down of the winter months. The seemingly shorter, darker days that lead to more time to focus on projects and relaxation. For me, I go to work earlier, and come home later. My job is stressful and exhausting. I love what I do, but it takes its toll. I am stocking my cupboards and refrigerators with better food choices, and I am committed to a healthier lifestyle. But lets be honest, eating better takes more time. More peeling, chopping, and preparing. Eating crap is quick and easy. It is hard to pass by take out when I am working such long hours. The last thing I want to do when I get home is start making dinner from scratch. My survival tool has always been my crock pot. I can fill it with healthy ingredients and have a good meal waiting for me at the end of the day. It can become difficult to do even that when the food has to be in a crock pot for 12 hours. Not everything can stay in there that long. The house still needs to be cleaned, clothes need washing, and I have to fit in exercise somehow. So this time of year, I exercise instead of dust, and my dinner rotation isn't always exciting. I am drinking water instead of the Pepsi I would love to have after a long day. Honestly, some days I question whether it is all worth it. Then I remember that a few months ago I couldn't look in the mirror without being disgusted with how badly I had let myself go. My diet isn't perfect by any means, and I would like to get in more exercise. But for now, my goal is to do more good things for myself every day than bad. This journey to better health can be difficult at times, but being unhealthy is difficult all the time. Once choice at a time, one day at a time, we can do this!