Lately my motivation to do anything has been shot. Long hours at work has left me drained of energy and my days off are an attempt to take care of the things that I have been neglecting, like cleaning and the pile of laundry that still manages to accumulate. OK it’s not that huge but I hate seeing it pile up. And don’t even get me started on the dishes…
It wasn’t until I sat down to type this out that I realized how burnt out I have been feeling. Even my days off don’t feel like my days off as my brain still manages to run through all the things that I forgot to do at work and all the things I have to do when I get back.
Then I’ll think “I should go for a run” and immediately think “I should walk the dogs” or “I should sweep the floor” or “Squirrel!”. Heck I even turned the dog’s annual visit to the vet into an all-day affair (and if you’re curious about how a visit to the vet led to “missed opportunities”, a chatterball, a trip to a brewery, and ribs, click here). I’m just shamelessly posting my dogs because they’re so darned adorable! Oh and the aforementioned ribs.
The sad part is that it’s not difficult for me to swing weights around or hop on an elliptical or do yoga all in the comfort of my own home; I just don’t want to. I know this has happened before so it’s a phase that I’m sure will pass. Maybe part of it is because of all the aches and pains lately or maybe the aches and pains are symptomatic of a lack of conditioning. Who knows. What I do know is that I’m still staying somewhat active, even if it is just walking with the dogs, hauling firewood, and a whack of gardening. And I have some trees that I have to cut down and chop up so that will definitely get some muscles screaming. I’m also going away for a couple of weeks soon and there won’t be any heavy-duty workouts, although I may try and incorporate some HIIT stuff that I can knock back anywhere.
Food wise I’m in the process of emptying out the fridge. I did have to stock it up with lots of veggies to get me through the next week which is more full than it’s been in a while. Well full of more than wine and beer. Which is weird seeing as how I really don’t drink much.
And I’ve been playing with my new cutting machine. Here’s a few of my latest creations.
Until next time friends. Hopefully I’ll have more interesting things next week.