Okay, guys, here’s the deal. I am a loser when it comes to the workout. I just plain suck at it. These last couple of days, or nights I should say, have been rough. Sunday night I got very little sleep because the little one had a tummy ache all night, thus I did not get up and do my time on the tread. Then last night…the storms…oh the freakin storms. It thundered and lighteninged* and hailed and rained ALL. NIGHT. LONG! I got precious little sleep last night as well, but when the alarm went off at 4:45, I seriously was going to get up, but with all the electrical activity outside, I questioned whether or not it was safe to be on an electric treadmill inside. Looking back now, yeah, it was sort of an excuse, but I decided to sleep for another 45 minutes and then see if the storm had passed. I reset my alarm and the storm did indeed pass and that’s when I went into a full-on coma. I don’t even remember hitting the snooze button, but when I woke up, I was seriously late. So again, no workout this morning. I will try to fit it in this evening either before or after my WW meeting, since it is more than likely that tonight’s baseball game will be rained out (God willing).

I find myself heading into a WW slump. The honeymoon phase is over and I find myself bored with food lately. I eat the same things every day because they are healthy and I know the points values, and so I feel they are safe to eat, but there’s gotta be more out there than turkey wraps and yogurt! What are your go-to lunches or snacks? I need some new portable ideas for taking to work or the ball field. Does anyone have a cookbook they use regularly? I seriously need to jazz up my diet.

I am very tired so everything looks bleak. I question whether I have what it takes to stick it out and lose this weight. I scoff at myself when I think that I want to exercise to become a regular part of life. Seriously, I read your blogs and I see how much you all are working out and all the running and the classes, and number of workouts every day that you all do and I just really don’t know if I can hang with all of you. I feel like the bulldog trying to run with the greyhounds!!

Well, anyway, I have a ton of work to do, so I guess I should get started. Things will look brighter after I have a nap or a good night’s sleep, whichever comes first.

* is this even a word? I realize lightening is not a verb, but if you can say thundered, why can’t you say lighteninged? Any grammar snobs out there want to clear this up for me? Thanks!!