Thursday, July 15, 2010

Slow progress


Despite the fact that I skipped the gym last night (I'd signed up for an evening continuing legal education course I forgot about), the scale was still down just a little more this morning. Nice! I'll take it.

My eating was 100% on program yesterday, and I am proud of myself. I didn't let Wednesday night's slip at dinner turn into a long, downward slide, as I often have in the past.

I am coming to realize that working full time does not leave me nearly enough time to do all the things I most enjoy. I don't dislike my job--and I like it MUCH better than any job I had in my previous career--but working 40+ hours a week makes it hard to have time for other things. I would like to devote more time to reading, spending time with friends, talking to my out-of-town friends on the phone, and volunteering, but between work and the mundane activities of daily life, like laundry, meal preparation, and other chores, it seems that I have little time.

Oh well. I'm sure I'm not the only person in the world who feels this way. Truth be told, in the current economic climate, I am grateful just to have a full-time job and shouldn't complain about it taking up too much of my time. ;-)

Unfortunately, the whole "work smarter, not harder" concept does not apply to attorneys who work in civil practice; it's all about the billable hour. So I just have to accept that I am going to be spending the majority of my waking hours working until/unless I change to a less demanding, or part-time, job.

I am having a hard time getting motivated to exercise these days. I know I feel better and have more energy when I do it, but getting myself to the gym has been a challenge. And because it doesn't get under 100 degrees until well after 9 p.m. this time of year, outdoor exercise is out. (Unless I wanted to get up around dawn to work out, which I know from experience is unlikely to happen.)

Maybe as I continue to improve my eating and to slowly lose weight, I will feel more like working out. Cooler weather would help, too, but I have to wait until, oh, October for that.


TUWABVB said...

I'm dreaming of fall weather - which is especially sad considering that it will still be HOT here for maybe three more months. A girl can dream!

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