Blogland we have a problem. Now I will give you at the start that this week wasn't quite as big a fail as last week but it was still a fail. I ran on Wednesday and did a great workout. I was running a touch faster than before and while it was a week 1 work out still I even walked longer at the end to build up a little more endurance. Despite the fact that I hadn't worked out until Wed I was encouraged.
And the rest of the week...nothing. Well not nothing exactly. I had meetings until 9:30pm on Thursday. I sent my hubby to a Saints game Friday night and had some issues that kept me from walking with baby goat before his bedtime. Then I was stuck at the apartments sans treadmill. Saturday we walked all around the zoo for 3 hrs. Often carrying my increasingly heavy toddler. So I got exercise (and certainly did sweat) but I didn't work out. Sunday I woke up with a cold.
Some of this stuff was known, some was last minute plans but I'm really disappointed that I haven't been able to get this going. I've done a week 2 workout once! once! Fellow challenge members are on weeks 4 or 5 or even just 2 but they seem to be breezing by me on the way to this 5k goal. On the other hand I feel like I'm stuck. I so want to do this, an I want to do it now, at this time of conviction and belief that I can. I don't want to put it off until life calms down. But life makes it so hard.
It seemed like an impossible goal from the start. 6 weeks in and virtually no progress to show for it makes it seem even more impossible. I'm not giving up but I'm just frustrated. Every workout must be timed between work, daycare, baby's bedtime, my own bedtime, housework and everything else. I try to be respectful of Mr. Goat's time. I don't want to make him put the baby to bed each night so I can go run, but it means squeezing things in when I can. It often means feeling guilty when I am working out and when I'm not.
It is frustrating because I've been trying so hard to give myself attainable goals. I know my own tendencies to give up when the health journey becomes too overwhelming, but lately it seems as though I simply fail at the easy health goals too.
There must be a balance somewhere but today at this point, I don't see it. I do have a cold, complete with cough and lung issues but I'm hoping to walk tonight and give it a go. Maybe if this week can get a good jump start I'll be able to get 3 workouts in. I hope.
Anyone have any advice or support? How do you balance it all?
Also, please link up to a post if you are still doing this and add your info to this post here - I'm still working on the little list of those us doing this challenge and hope to get it up this week.
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