I love living with my Lovely Lady, and I love being with her every second we're both free. We have packed schedules and don't spend nearly as much time together as we would like. And we have very different natural schedules. The Lovely Lady is somewhat a perfectionist, and is willing to go to bed at 3 a.m. to get things done. I, on the other hand, like to be asleep by 10:30. Sadly, we've been compromising by going to bed around 1:30.
My weight loss has been stagnant for awhile - even before the Lovely Lady and I were involved - not least of which is because I had already begun going to sleep much later. Amazing Dane Findley (family friend, and productive guru extrordinaire) is doing a 4:15 Experiment - where he's going to wake up at 4:15 for 30 consecutive days in a row to increase his productivity. The extremism of the experiment wouldn't work for me (4:30 every day! Yowzers!) - I need much more flexibility in my life - but I'm tempted to try a similar change in my own life. I used to be able to leave the house at 7 a.m. without much problem, and I would like to do that again sometime soon.
Committing to early mornings means that I need to spend less time with Kate, sadly. For the past few months, that wasn't a decision I was willing to make. As my life is getting crazier, though, I'm really missing the self-care time morning workouts allow me.
If it's not part of my routine, it doesn't get done, which is part of the reason I haven't made it to the gym very often these past few months. I need to make weight loss, eating healthy, and the gym a priority, but that's so hard right now because I'm so in love....