I’m Too Lazy for This Post

I am convinced that if you asked for five things that characterize me, one of them will be laziness. Laziness has more or less taken over my life.

* In January I joined Weight Watchers and kept up with it for about a month. Lost seven pounds. Have gained four of those pounds back. Canceled Weight Watchers subscription due to lack of use.

* I have been trying to exercise regularly for . . . . well, about the past 20 years. (No joke.) My records: Exercised every day of the summer between 8th and 9th grade, and took karate 2-3 times a week for two years right after we got married.

* I have started Couch to 5K four times in the past year. I am currently still on Week 4.

* I only clean the house once every three weeks (except for vacuuming and sweeping, which I do more often) because I justdontwannacleanbathrooms.

* I never do any yard work.

* I have not written regularly for several months now. Last week I wrote for 30 minutes a day. This week: nothing.

* Now that it’s summer and I’m off work, the Evil Nap Demon comes to tempt me daily . . . . around 1:30 PM. Very hard to resist.

I am the poster child of starting-but-not-finishing. Lazy is my middle name. I am a walking commercial for I’ll-do-it-later-but-really-I-won’t. You get the point.

The thing is, when I succumb to a nap or to facebook stalking rather than writing, it doesn’t feel good. (Okay, so a nap feels good while I am sleeping, but when I wake up, I feel guilty and still lazy!) When I buck up and do something, I feel great! When I force myself to get on my elliptical, I am physically and emotionally energized. The other day I washed my van (yes, by hand, not in the drive-thru car wash) and was pretty proud of myself afterwards.

The after is fine. It’s the before that gets me every time. I need Bob or Jillian yelling in my face. I need my writing prof telling me a deadline is coming up.

Wow. I just re-read this post and it’s so – yawn – boring. See? I need help.


  1. Margie says:

    And you are the person who oversaw the implementation of our Vacation Church School program this past week? Which required you to start preparation and work on it well before you finished your full-time job of teaching in our public schools? (Of course teaching jobs never have anything for you to do during the summer months!) And you are the mother of a 4 year old and a 6 year old? And you are the wife of a full time husband ;0)
    You wouldn’t happen to be an “over-achiever” would you?

    I only know you to be extremely competent. This post was a surprise!

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