I have developed several bad habits over the course of my summer break. Ok, ok I have to be honest not developed since I have always had the same habits, but I have simply worsened those habits. Indulging in them way more frequently that I should. With no end in site!
What habits am I talking about? Let’s take a look shall we…………..
EATING. Simple act that is needed for life. We must eat to live. Lately I haven’t been eating to live I have been living to eat. EVERYTHING! From desserts to packaged snacks to rich foods to fried foods to ice cream to hot dogs to …….yeah you get the idea. I have had so many activities this summer that my diet and body is full of so much crap! I have also done a ridiculous amount of eating out and fast food runs. Way more than the norm, and boy can my body tell it – both internally and externally.
DRINKING. Yes we have to drink to live as well. I am very aware of that! I still go through at least three bottles of water per day. I know I should get a little more in. At times I do. But that is not the drinking I am referring to. I am talking wine. Lots of wine. I am talking beer. Lot’s of beer. I am talking martini’s (the dirty ones), and mixed drinks, and sake, and …..yeah you get the idea. I am drinking some type of alcoholic beverage at least three times per week. Unfortunately I am not talking about a glass of wine or one beer. I am talking multiple glasses and multiple beers :(
SHOPPING. Yeah I know! Why complain about shopping, it is a better habit right? Wrong! Especially when you have to live on a paid only once per month budget. When you have house, husband, and two kids. When you have a wonderful vacation coming up (some shopping is for this purpose so I consider it excusable)!! Why shopping so much? I am bored. It is that simple. I sit here and decide I need to surf the web, come across something I really want, and I order it. Or I run to town to pick up something at the store, only to venture into the store that is located next door. Therefore spending way more money than I should!
I need to work! Honestly I do!!! One would think that these words would never come out of a school employees mouth during the summer, but I know that if school was in session all of the above habits will improve. I would be at work instead of sitting at home doing online shopping out of boredom. I would be packing delicious lunches with me (and snacks) since you can’t leave work to eat very often so food would be healthier. I wouldn’t be eating out. I wouldn’t be drinking multiple times a week due to all parties, gatherings, activities not going on. Seriously I need to work!
So why am I putting this out there? I don’t know, I just needed to vent. On a good note I am in week three of the C25K plan, and I am registering to run a 5k in September. I am slowly easing my way back into the gym and weights. I am hoping to start some group exercise classes, and hopefully I can quickly get things back on track!
Thanks for letting me vent :)