I don’t know about you, but I am really slowing down on the exercise front. This surprises me a lot and makes me feel old. I was a runner/pilates/spinning/yoga/swimming kind of person for many years, but in the last year or two I have really had to drag myself to get some exercise. Sometimes I think it is my schedule, which has been pretty over the top. In my job I work long hours and I travel a lot. I took this job because my kids are grown up (kind of) and I thought I could really just throw myself into work, and not feel guilty. That has sure been the case…. however, I kind of screwed up because I somehow magically thought I would also have time – and energy (energy is key here)- to exercise after a long crazy day at work or on a trip somewhere. Instead, by the time I am driving home at 7pm having been working non-stop since 7:30am, all I want to do is have a glass of wine and stare at the wall. That does not bode well for getting on the exercise bike. I signed up for a *ridiculously* expensive gym this summer, thinking that all the great classes would motivate me, and instead because of my working hours, I don’t have time for any classes. Well, that is not really true because if I could drag myself out of bed at 5am I could go to a class and then rush to work with wet hair (that kind of sucks in my book). I don’t know what to do… any ideas out there in the great cosmos? Does anyone else struggle with this or are you all in great shape like one of my best friends who sends out facebook comments about how “pilates kicked her ass today”? I would like pilates to kick my ass…. except I can’t get to a pilates class to find out. Let me know your thoughts.. it is a tough one. I think I just need more motivation – or more sleep – one or the other.. 🙂
Have a great week everyone, and I will keep you posted if I can get to *one* gym class this week.. Ciao Baby!
Middle Age Ms.