Thursday, March 25, 2010

Working Out

I started Physical Therapy this week for my shoulder, ow. . . I knew that it was going to be tough, but boy is it painful. Today is my second day, and it has been two days since my last appointment. I really felt it this morning. In my day to day job, I am all about setting expectations, with my client, with my project team and with my manager. I set expectations, and then when issues come up and things shift, I re-set expectations based on the deliverable. When I met with my surgeon a couple of months ago, he was very frank with me, another 4 to 6 months before I wasn't feeling pain and another 6 to 8 months beyond that before I have full mobility back. I am not a very patient person, it is just something I am not very good at. I know this, and I try to work on it, but it is just one of those things.

Anything physical is nearly impossible, no tennis, no yoga, but now that the weather is getting nicer, I can go for my walks which I enjoy. I am going to give the Wii a try at some point and see how that goes, but my biggest problem? Time. I don't know where people squeeze in the time or make the time to work out. I don't think I could get up any earlier if I tried. The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, snooze once, the boy in the shower, me right after. He is out the door by 6:25, me fifteen minutes later. Most evenings I get home, drop my bags in the house and then we head out again or I go straight from work to JLM or we have a project going on. I  know that I could probably sacrifice movies or get togethers with friends to work out, but that is hard too. The boy is done with work at 3:45 and usually gets a workout in then, he goes to the gym. I usually do not get done with my day until 5:00 at least, so it is a little different.

If I do get home, and we don't have anything going on, then it is up to me to make dinner, the boy doesn't cook and I would rather make dinner than ordering in. I know there has to be time in here somewhere. And I listen to Jillian Michaels and Bob on The Biggest Loser and they say you need to make it a priority, but ugh, it is so hard! After being so sedentary the past few months I really need to do something. . . .

Where do you find the time to workout?

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