Things have just been insane at work lately, I know I shouldn’t be surprised I run a CPA office and it is tax time. This is nothing new I have been doing this for over seven years, but really I told someone today on the phone that it was Friday. I guess that was wishful thinking that the week is over because that means there is only one more day of the craziness.
The downside to my work life being so crazy is I slack off on all the other things in my world. I am just so tired and lazy by time I walk through my door at night that the last thing on my mind is taking care of myself. Because of this lack of motivation my diet has slacked a bit over the last few weeks and I have hovered in this gain a pound loose a pound roller coaster for about 3 to 4 weeks already. While at work I am making good choices; luckily for me our office is part of a fruit of the month club so there is fresh fruits around and I have a drawer of yummy health bars to snack on. I even make a few bad choices like indulging in a fun size candy bar here and there but nothing that is a diet killer. It is the after work decisions that I am not doing so well on I know I am not making smart choices. I own up to the fact that I would rather hit the drive thru than go home and cook something. It is almost like I do not have an appetite for anything but junk food. I do wish my days had been a couple hours shorter so I could have used my crock pot more, but that thing cooks on the high end to begin with so a 12 hr day my food is going to be a rock by time I get there. So I am really looking forward for this tax season being over so that I can get back on track. I am even too lazy to work out after work; first off because I don’t have any energy and the other is after a work out I get a burst of energy which makes it hard to get to bed. So when you are coming in your door at 8:30 pm you only have so many hours before you need to get in bed to start the cycle over. Which means if I work out all that new energy makes me stay up late which makes my next day at work horrible because I am tired. It is a viscous circle, especially since I can’t bring myself to get out of bed earlier in the morning to work out before work because I like my sleep. Maybe one day I will get that motivation but it just hasn’t hit me yet I really prefer to sleep. I just haven’t broken up the love affair with my bed.
I have set some personal goals that have had to be altered due to my laziness over the last few months but I do want to be 30 lbs down by the middle of the July, which will hopefully keep me on my goal to start 2014 by being down a total of 90 – 100 lbs, that is one full year of weight watchers. So I really hope that after the 15th I can make some changes and form a routine so that when the next deadline in September rolls around I don’t let the laziness hit me and I slack off again!
The one positive thing I have been doing to combat the laziness is doing at least one house upgrade or change a weekend, I do it on the weekend so I am not trying to accomplish things after a long work day. It seems to be helping a bit, like this past weekend I managed to clean my patio furniture and get it ready to be transported to my parent’s house this coming weekend hopefully. Doesn’t seem like much, but really, if you live in a desert you know how dusty life is. There was a nice layer of dirt on everything so it was nice to finally clean things up. By doing these things to my house it is helping me feel less lazy and like I am doing more than just taxes. It also leads me into doing other things as well because I start to get in a groove, I then managed to sweep up the patio get it all cleaned up, then I gathered up all my clothing donations that have been sitting in a huge pile in the corner of my room making my room feel disorganized and got them dropped off a the donation center and last but not least finally took all the empty shoe boxes out of my closet and put in the recycle bin. So it was one big project followed by three little ones and it really helped put me in a better mood. I finally felt like my world wasn’t all about taxes. Hopefully I can keep this up through out the rest of the year, because I notice focusing on my house helps me focus on me just a little bit more. Now if I could just not love cheeseburgers so much I would be in a better place I am sure!