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NANCYPAT1 Posts: 58,315
2/14/13 5:17 P

Relax and enjoy the time you have with your precious kids while you have them with you. THEY are really the center of your world right now - you can never replace this time with them. Even the bad, chaotic times will be forever etched in your mind when the kids are grown and away from home. You need to make changes that FIT INTO THE REALITY OF YOUR LIFE. Don't try to do everything at once. The idea of drinking more water and watching/making healthier choices is a good one. Find a few minutes when the kids are down for their naps to do something for YOU - the house will still be there later. Even very young kids can help with the clean up - maybe not perfect but picking up toys can be a game, dusting off tables, stacking up magazines, etc. The kids might even find it FUN to help you out. Just a thought - you won't regret making the time NOW because you never know if you will have tomorrow.

MRS_NELSON10 SparkPoints: (1,460)
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2/14/13 12:31 P

I try to play in the floor with my toddler at least an hour a day. I figured out my stomach problem is a newly discovered intolerance for fried and fatty foods as well as foods with a ton of sugar. So those are out now.i am still sick as is my toddler. Wish i could find an hour of me time. Hubby works at least 60 to 70 hours a week sometimes more. Im up at 7 when i sleep in with both kids naptime i clean then kids are up, when hubby gets home im fixing dinner after dinner is bathtimes and my shower then talk with hubby before bed. I think until everything calms down just focusing on healthier eating and drinking more water would be best. Then maybe when it warms up we can go on family walks to the park or something. Never thought having 2 kiddos would be this demanding or crazy.

ROSEBOMB Posts: 345
2/14/13 10:49 A

Sounds like you are super-busy already. Combine that already active lifestyle with healthy-eating and you're on the right track. Getting up so early to work out is obviously not working for you - but that's OK! Everyone is different. I would just focus on healthy eating for now. Get the exercise in where you can, but don't stress about missing it! Also - it sounds like you need to take some time for you - have you thought about scheduling a massage or something? Even an hour in a hot bath without the kids around?

CILER11 Posts: 265
2/14/13 10:08 A

Don't beat youself up about it. You've obviously had a great deal going on this week. If you can't do 30 minute chunks of cardio do 10. The important thing is to keep making small improvements and keep making progress. Also I caught a good article today that might help out it's on Spark People it's called "Mind Over Body." Keep it up and I hope you and the kiddo get to feeling better soon.

2/14/13 9:52 A

Sounds like you're burning a TON of calories running around being an AWESOME mom! SP's calorie ranges are based off the average person. If you run around all day taking care of the family you're probably burning a LOT more calories than SP estimates. You mentioned you lost weight. That doesn't surprise me at all.

I'm not saying you shouldn't do cardio. There's still a lot to benefit from that. I would recommend you factor in how much you ARE doing when you miss a workout. Don't be too hard on yourself.

Once you and your family are feeling a little better, go hit the bike.

NANCYPAT1 Posts: 58,315
2/13/13 8:18 P

Relax - sometimes life gets in the way of plans - you cannot beat yourself up for not being able to do EVERYTHING - you are taking care of a sick child, you are probably not feeling so great, give yourself a break at least until you are able to do more. Maybe get healthy and get your precious child healthy and then get back on track. Everything will still be there when you get back to doing it. Be gentle and kind to yourself. You need to take care of all these other things as well as your exercise and eating.

MRS_NELSON10 SparkPoints: (1,460)
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2/13/13 3:47 P

Saturday i woke up at 5 am to workout did not get to work out because i did not want to wake up my mil who had been ill. (Stationary bike is at her house). Sunday i overslept and was extremely busy with the kids and cleaning the house. (I must have cleaned for at least a good 3.5 hours) monday overslept. Tuesday did not want to get out of bed and caught a stomach bug and spent 2 hours at the er last night with my 2 year old running 104 fever. Still fighting stomach bug today. But i have lost a few lbs since last weigh in.

I woke up this morning had a green smoothie and tracked my calories already tracked dinner and have it cooking so i can not "change my mind". My goal for the week was to not drink tea or soda, last night i had 5 or 6 drinks of tea. Then threw it out and had water. But i still have yet to workout. I am having trouble waking up on time in the mornings. Probably because here lately i have not been in bed before 11-1130 by the time i get the kids in bed shower etc. And then waking up through the night with my newborn i am too exhausted to get up at 5 but that is the only time i have to workout. The rest of my day is too busy to do anything.

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