Tuesday, January 19, 2010

I seem to have misplaced my MOJO

So, I don't know what the deal is, but I seem to have misplaced my MOJO somewhere. Anymore, I'm doing good to get out of the house once a week to go grocery shopping or put gas in the car. I don't take the kids to the park, or out to play. I'm doing a cursery job at best on the house cleaning. I mean, it's picked up and vacuumed all the time, but the dusting...not so much. Bathrooms, not every week. Floor mopping, not like I should. I don't know why either, because I can honestly say I'm not sitting around on my ever growing arse and watching TV or blogging all day. In fact, there are some days that I literally do not sit down once between getting up with the kids at 6:30 and their nap time at 2:00. I always seem to be doing "something" but WHAT is it? Why is it that last year at this time I seemed to be doing so much more. We went to the park, we went shopping, we got pictures taken, I blogged more,and that was all with a newborn? I'm perplexed here. I have actually gone a day without showering, or getting dressed. Now, for some of you, this might be normal. But for moi, NEVER in my history have I done that. I ALWAYS shower and get ready, even if I never leave the house...until recently that is. I go to the store with no make up and in PJ's even. I'm beginning to worry about myself here. WHAT is happening? Where oh where has my gumption gone?

As I ponder on it, I think the most important difference is this....last year I was beginning my training for the triatholon. I was up every morning at 5:30 and exercising. I was showered and ready usually by 8:00 a.m. These days, I haven't worked out in weeks, I get up with the kids between 6:30 and 7:00 and putter around, cleaning, checking blogs, feeding them breakfast until around 9:00. Only when Max naps do I head for the shower. So, my day is shot, because by the time I'm ready, he wakes up and it's nearl lunch time. Make lunch, feed them, then it's time to take Brooklyn to school, or run to a store andthen it's nap time again. Bottom line, I MISS WORKING OUT! I've learned that I am a person that MUST have a structured environment to do it in. I NEED a gym, I NEED machines and classes and people. I feel so gross,and at least while I was working out regularly, I could eat a dozen cookies and not gain weight (tragically, only a slight exageration). Not so much now. I MISS Dixie working out with me everyday on our Tri schedule. I miss the weekly challenges of our Tri group. It was fun, it was something to work towards. And I just miss feeling good. Who knew that I would ever be one to miss exercising, but I do. I don't know how, but I MUST figure out a way to go back to a gym and get on a schedule once again. I think my sanity, as well as my butt is counting on it. And then perhaps, my blogging will improve as well. In case you don't believe me, I offer up THIShttp://www.jereandallyson.blogspot.com/2009/1/my-physical-odessy.html THIS http://www.jereandallyson.blogspot.com/2009/01/single-hair.html THIS: http://www.jereandallyson.blogspot.com/2009/03/accomplishedat-price.html and THIS: http://www.jereandallyson.blogspot/2009/04/i-am.htmlas proof that I was funnier AND more effectively using my time a year ago. (highly recommended reading for any newcomers this year, but fun for old timers as well).

Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm off to bed, where perhaps I'll be able to find some kind of MOJO, and then I'll ponder the merits of exercise some more!

Heavy Hips and bubble butts,



jen said...

This hit home with me today. Yesterday I was forced to be out of bed at 6, getting kids ready for piano and dentist. I didn't sit still all day (till I parked myself down at your house!). And I felt good. Tired. But good.
Today, I slept in (till 7:30), and I just feel like I'm already behind on the day. I miss running. I miss schedule. And I miss a full night's sleep.
Maybe we need to make a pact of some kind. 'Cuz missing mojo ain't good for anyone.
I'm just sayin'.

Greg and Tammy said...

It really is amazing what a good early morning work out can do for you. Yesterday I exercised at 6:30 and was rockin' it all day long. Today, I slept in with Emma until (ahem) 9am - I have felt like Mr. Cruddy Mccrudding all day long.

Here's to awesome endorphins and tight booties!

Mel said...

I'm sorry you're feeling so blah. I've definately been there. Jere said you have a wii fit. Seriously, I love that thing!

LanaBanana said...

I definitely hate having a spotty workout schedule. But don't stress because you're blog is still quite funny today. :) Remember, you can't look back to the past too much. I just heard a quote, "You can't drive forward while looking in the rear-view mirror..." Wasn't that on the biggest loser last night?? :) Anyway, I've been thinking about that a lot lately when I compare myself to how I was in year's past. We've got to give ourselves a pat on the back for what we ARE accomplishing and then make some new goals...even if they're small at first. You're life is still kind of adjusting to it's new surroundings, and that's okay. Love ya!

Dixiechick said...

Allyson, I do not like to hear this. Not one bit! And when I re-read your posts from last year it made me all nostalgic! It really was a magical time training for the tri together. So much fun! It's time to re-group and figure out a new game plan. I've got an idea... In fact, it was Shane's idea. I'll tell you soon.

alison said...

I LOVE you! I try to read Allysonism's a few times/wk before bed to put me in a laughing and smiling type of mood. It's a great way to end the day! So, THANK YOU!
Now, on to last year...I've come to the conclusion, that to a certain extent, a newborn is fairly easy...I thought 3 kids was the easiest thing ever...until the third turned a year...and it all changed! Being a mom of toddlers is very, very busy! I got in the same rut of "mom-hood" and it wasn't until recently, that I have been able to take my 3 little kiddo's over to a neighbors, and let them play while the moms workout! It really is the best situation and it is all free! If you can find a fun mom to work out with, it really does work out! You'll figure it all out soon...until then, enjoy you and your sweet little ones!

Mom said...

Ear aches, throw-ups, peeeeeed bed, no sleep, remodel jobs until wee hours of the morning for several days (at least) in a row, additional kids besides just your three, Max walking -- I'm afraid I'd have misplaced my MOJO, too. However, I'm sure you'll find it again. One other little side -- cookies (and sugar in general, sour cream -- all the things we think we can't live without but really can't live very well with) can add an extra zapper of energy and health in general. Hang in there, hang on to healthy ideas (exercise is a good goal), and hang out in jammies occasionally. To everything there is a time and a season. Love ya,

Nikia, May and da kids said...

Maybe it was the triathlon training that kept your energy level up and going. I admire the fact that you did a triathlon. A few people in our ward do them here in Minnesnowda as a group and this year my son and husband say they want in. I wouldn't really put my m0oney on my husband...all talk at times.

It could also be the January blahs that everyone gets. I don't think I got them this year because I stayed OVER BUSY. Good luck and it will pass and the Mojo will be back sooner than you know it = )


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