So I have a confession. I’m a little bit of a work-a-holic lately. Like working 2 hundred hour weeks around Long Beach and working 60 hours a week since then. This leaves for little time for anything else. This includes working out, eating healthy, sleeping, and making myself a priority to get anything done that I wanted too. Everything slipped a little bit out of control during the past few weeks when I was going 100 mph for work. Now before I go on lets discuss a few things.
I LOVE MY JOB. So much. I think that’s why I the only time I complain about working so much is when I’m incredibly tired. When my job starts taking away precious sleep time I get a little cranky. We are like a messed up dysfunctional family that all loves to hate each other. It’s hilarious and great.
Thought I love my job, it does make me slip into a barely hanging on survival situation. I don’t work out. I eat really bad. I don’t make myself a priority. My room becomes a disaster and I sleep on the side of my bed that doesn’t have a heap of clothes and work stuff on it. Last night I kind of had a smack me over the side of the head moment while I was at the gym. I know I discussed this a few days ago with my new plan that I’m following with adding in gym sessions, but I really need to adheare to the plan. With last week starting off great, I still was eating pretty badly.
So last night I kept thinking as I was lifting weights and working out that I need to make myself a priority and do things that I need to get done. Thank-you cards for my birthday were still sitting unwritten on my desk. My room needed to be cleaned and the kitchen floor needed to be mopped. Grocery shopping needs to be a planned event. I wasn’t taking good care of myself and it was a good realization to have. I’m happy to say that the thank-yous have been written, my room is clean and the floor was mopped. I also got up early and hit up the gym again this morning and am looking forward to my run tomorrow. It’s a refreshing feeling.
Back on track with workouts. Feeling good about eating healthy. Putting yourself first and taking care of yourself is so important. I fell by the wayside for a little bit, but I’m back on track. Sometimes a self little evaluation makes a big difference.
So I’m back on the healthy living lifestyle and I’m going to make sure to take care of myself first. It sounds selfish when you say it like that, but if you don’t take care of yourself first who will?