Friday, April 20, 2007

I have great news! I got my arse out of bed at 5am this morning and made it to a Spinning class. I felt fantastic! I have been in the best mood this morning... but I'm not sure that I can give all the credit to working out this morning. Here are all of the reasons I'm in a good mood this morning:
  1. I had a great workout
  2. It's Friday
  3. This is a biggie... not only is it my last day of work this week, but, tomorrow, (or, this afternoon really) I officially start my VACATION!!! Woo Hoo!!!
Yes, a long awaited vacation... and it couldn't be coming at a better time. Things at work are kind of crazy after some organizational changes came about, which has tanked the morale around here. Anyway, on Sunday, I will be boarding a ship for the Western Caribbean, for seven days... that's right... SEVEN DAYS. No cell phones, no answering machines, no work, no bosses, no television, no home repairs, no laundry, no cleaning... just relaxation!!!

The one thing I will miss is having email, etc. They do have access to internet, but I hear that they charge an arm and a leg for it... I like my arms and legs, so I will forego internet for the week.

For the most part I'll be packing shorts, T-shirts, flip-flops and a couple of books... oh!... and my ipod!

So, you can see why I would be in such a good mood today. I will have a good report whence I return.

Bon Voyage, mi Amigos! ;-)


Thursday, April 19, 2007

The warm weather is coming and with it some motivation to get out and swim/bike/run. I've had a hard time adapting to the East coast weather in comparison to the West. Outdoor living is much harder to come by during the winter months. Yes... I could just get bundled up and bare the weather, but, at this point I don't have the means to do so.

Lately, I've just had a hard time making the time for even going to the gym. I'm at a point where I'm wondering whether I should even continue to pay for my membership. I have so much going on, with working on the remodeling jobs around the house, family dinners now and then, helping out the in-laws, watching the kid while my wife is away on business... I sometimes get know what it's like to be a single parent. Add all of this to the daily chores around the house and out goes any hopes of getting in a workout.

I don't know how some people do it. Do they have supportive spouses? Are they just that organized and constructive with their time? Is their life that much more simple?

I'm at a point of frustration, because this is something I long for, yet I can't make it happen for me.

I figure it might help if I were a part of a group or had a friend that shared my goals. I'm working on that. I may have found a buddy that is willing to get out and do things on occasion... time will tell.

Motivation is my biggest problem. I'm going on a cruise this next week, for seven days. Even that was not enough to motivate me to workout over the past several months. If that didn't, I'm not sure I know what will. I've scoped out the summer schedule for local Tri's and Du's. There are a few possibilities for me to race. I need to gauge my commitment for making those races.

One thing that does get me motivated is to share a common goal with friends.... but I question this motivation, if I can't just do it for myself....

Too many questions, not enough answers....