My job is really kind of a problem for me. I have a hard time balancing family, work and time for myself. I work as a management consultant and inevitably have some very long days. Since I work on projects with difinitive end dates, I also tend to have some down time in between projects.
During my down time I tend to develop very specific plans of what to eat and how much to work out. I ussually do very well until something from work pops up. Then work generally gets a good 12+ hours of my attention until whatever is being worked on is done.
After I have spent 12 hours working on something I want to spend time with my son and husband and mybe even have some time to relax myself. I don't generally feel like spending an hour + to go to the gym or do an exercise video. I ussually feel less eager to cook a healthy meal at home.
I kind of feel like any time away(even after 12 hours) from work during these busy spells is bad and that I am playing hookey - which is nutzo!
So this has happened again. I recieved an e-mail yesterday from my boss asking me to help out on a project. I am, and the work is interesting. But I have not worked out today, and I don't particularily feel like working out. I have had a healthy breakfast, lunch and snack, but I am eagerly hoping for an unhealthy dinner.
Arg! I might just go make some shrimp and try and force myself to break this cycle.