Easy? Ha!

Ever since I’ve come home from Hawaii, (click this link to check out my Hawaii trip post) I’ve had a hard time getting motivated. Maybe it’s the jet lag. Maybe it’s the holiday season. Maybe I’m just incredibly lazy. There is a bright spot though. In my unbelievable slothfulness, I have discovered a long list of falsehoods I used to believe to be true.

#1 – Sleeping in is easy

Sure, sleeping in is easy. It’s the screaming at Bug to eat breakfast at warp speed because she has to leave for school in 30 seconds that I hate. All while I’m drying her hair, searching for her shoes and tracking down the missing backpack at the same time. Right about now, I’m thinking that extra hour of sleep wasn’t worth it.

#2 – Not folding the laundry is easy

Again, the act of simply not folding the laundry is easy. But have you ever tried to find a tiny pair of 5 year old sized panties in 7 loads of unfolded laundry? It’s nearly impossible! I broke out in a sweat before I finally emerged with the dang things.

#3 – Microwavable dinners are easy

Those frozen burritos might look like an easy fix for dinner when you just don’t want to cook. But look again! The search for jeans (in the remarkably huge pile of laundry) that will actually button the next day – hard.

#4 – Skipping a work out is easy

Curling up on the couch with a steamy mug of hot chocolate while the kids are napping instead of busting a move with Shawn T and your Hip Hop Abs video might sound inviting. But avoiding having your picture taken because your upper arms look like thighs growing out of shoulders? Hard. The being uncomfortable while sitting down because the muffins you scarfed down at breakfast 3 weeks ago are now muffin tops? Hard.

So in my quest to be lazy, I’ve discovered I’m actually making life harder! Lesson learned.