It’s real, folks. I wrote a bit on Monday about how I’m feeling the post-holiday hangover, and it hasn’t really gotten better. I’ve been sleeping like crap, and I haven’t worked out once this week. I actually skipped my Wednesday 6 am spin class today for the first time in about 7 weeks.
You might be thinking that I feel badly about this, or am worried about it. And under normal circumstances, I might be. Having no motivation sucks, and not working out isn’t good for my short-term or long-term health. But here’s the thing: marathon training starts next week. AND Mary Poppins rehearsals. Shit is about to get really, really busy, and really, really structured.
So I’m just kind of enjoying my last week of freedom. Instead of hauling my ass to the gym after work, I can just change into my PJs and play Skyrim for a few hours. Instead of getting up at the buttcrack of dawn to go to spin, I can stay in my cozy, warm bed and snuggle my kitties for another hour.
I’m also focusing hard on meal planning and prep, grocery shopping, and getting myself back into a normal sleep and eating schedule. The holidays hit me hard in those areas, and I’m working diligently to make sure that once things start to get crazy (probably next week), I have some infrastructure in place that will keep me healthy and happy. Very little guilt or worry here 🙂
Are you having trouble bouncing back after the holidays?