This thursday, the in-laws are coming to stay with us. Paul's parents arrive here Thursday and will be here until the 27th. I'm very excited to have them stay with us. I've been trying to plan out some food stuff and have been getting the house all ready for them.
This morning I got up really really early. My dad stayed the night to save on gas and gets up at 6 to go to work. My cat was very excited about this and felt the need to wake me up too...by jumping on my bladder multiple times. He's a sweetie. Anyway, I got up, made some breakfast, clipped the coupons from the Sunday paper and then realized that I needed to go for my run today. And then I looked out the window. Ew. It's pouring down rain and really cold. This is a problem.
The frigid temperatures didn't bother me, but this wet stuff is not okay. And it occurred to me that with the parents-in-law here, running over the next ten days might not work out so well. So I need to come up with a new strategy. The problem is that I really like running. So much so that I don't want to do anything else. I have some exercise dvd's (Turbo Jam!) and I think I might do that, but it just doesn't seem as cool as running. Running gets me pretty worn out and sore with a pretty short amount of time. Two laps, 10 minutes, I'm done. Turbo Jam takes 40 minutes. I don't want to feel like I'm doing real exercise! I need to bust out the "is it really worth it to not exercise the next ten days" argument. And the answer is no. It's not worth it.
The other obstacle is that as I'm planning for the food that I shall have in the house, I'm finding it a bit easy to justify having things that I probably shouldn't be having. So far on my shopping list, I have a bunch of stuff to make more cookies. This is bad. It's so easy to slip into the mindset where it's okay to eat what you want because it's the holidays and other people are going to be here, and they don't need to be disciplined. So perhaps I should approach this in a more exemplary way. "Try this, you won't believe how healthy it is!"
If I'm going to be successful through the end of the year, I'm going to have to work for it. Don't you hate that? But if I can do it, anyone can. And even though no one is depending on me, I have to do it for myself.