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Day 2 of the Shred....OUCH

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Well, I completed day 2 of the Shred...I don't know how, but I know why, because I want to be a better me for me and my family! I am so proud of myself for doing this right away in the morning! I didn't think it would work with the kids waking up and the hubby working, but I did it! emoticon

Now I am involved in the hectic day of a mommy of three...wish I had more time to write, but gotta keep the kids happy and active....


I am making progress!

Friday, July 29, 2011

I am so proud of ME! I have been proud of my kids, my husband, heck even my dog...but now I am proud of ME!!!

I was tired and lazy yesterday. I made a goal to do 10 minutes of a simple cardio just to do something...keep me active and on the right track you know. But I was so stressed out from extra kids and my own crabby kids I needed something, anything that would help keep me from the pack of cigarettes I was craving so bad. I took out my Jillian 30 day shred I was planning on working up too and put it in. Figured one workout was only 20 minutes, 10 longer than I planned to do for my goal, it couldn't hurt right? All the kids were down for quiet time and baby was sleeping...all I can say is I'm glad I don't have sore muscles today!

I did the full 20 minutes! I didn't even cheat and take a break like I did all those times before when I would do it...I just pushed as hard as I could and made it through! I was so happy and proud that I couldn't be lazy and tired anymore!

But now, onto today...I have to keep up the momentum...I don't have the extra kids, but my own kids have appointments. I really want to do the Shred again today (30 days to lose this extra baby fat would be nice), but will I have time? My husband also needs to start getting active and I told him last night I would give him time to get on the treadclimber if he wanted to. I said just start with 10 minutes, we need to be good examples for our children.

I am already a good start into the day, and just don't know when I will have the time I want. But I think I might ask/beg/plead my hubby to give me those 20 minutes for the Shred when he gets home from some time at the park with the kids, I guess I won't be sitting around doing nothing, just not the exercise I want :-)


Making time for Me!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

I was happy to meet one of my goals yesterday! I did the 10 minute crunchless ab workout...which is still killer on the abs. Today I plan on doing another ten minutes of exercise, and maybe even adding another 10. I love the SP videos for this. I don't have time with 5 kids in the house during the day and than my 3 when my hubby comes home. I like splitting the time up. I want to get on my treadclimber again, but don't know when I can. I know I am supposed to make the time to do these things, but really with little kids and wanting to spend time with them and the hubs, where am I going to find the time...oh and not to mention being a college student? The 10 min videos work because I do them in any room and at any time. I don't have to "plan" I just have to "do" when I get the moment.

Now about these kids...
I love my friend, and I love kids, but some days I wonder what I have gotten myself into. Its bad enough that my two oldest boys, 11 and 3, love to fight with each other now that summer vacation has gotten too long, but than I added two more kids into the mix. The kids are dealing with a nasty divorce of their parents and each side is trying to spoil them to make up for the problems...this only leads to frustration on my part. I don't allow my own kids to act the way these two do, and it is tough trying to explain to my 3 year old that they are wrong in the way they act. I mean, he at three will tell me thank you and please for everything...he even says sorry when he knows he did an oops, even if I don't see it! But this girl, who is 9 can't even tell me thank you for lunch...when everyone else at the table does...I know its something small, but it is something as a stay at home mom that I love to hear. It makes me feel appreciated. I don't want to tell my friend that I can't watch her kids because of how rude they are, but at the same time, I really don't like the stress they put on me. It makes my goal of quitting smoking very hard to do...

Yesterday I only had two cigarettes, which is half of what I normally have a day. I don't smoke a lot, but it is still enough to quit. I wanted a lot more, but kept telling myself that I really didn't need it and would go into the other room and make the hand motion to the mouth with a deep inhale and exhale...My uncle told me to do this a while back when I wanted to quit, he says it fools the mind into thinking you are smoking and you really aren' to fool the body into thinking it got that nicotine :-) I am proud that I was able to cut the amount I smoked in half...I think a few days like that than cut it in half again.

As I type, my youngest went back to sleep and all the others are busy with each other...I may just have to leave this blog and go do my first 10 minutes.... wish me luck! ;-)


New habits

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

I am here for the second day in a row! That is something I like! I have decided that if I'm going to get healthy for my kids, I have to quit smoking as well. I am nervous about this, but also know that it is the right choice to make. I joined the Official Stress Busting Challenge as a way to form new ways to deal with stress. I figure I am going to deal with stress no matter what, so I better find a good way to deal with it! Today my goals are: 1. No smoking 2. Find 10 minutes to do some form of exercise. Two goals should be attainable and I can add from there as I by day, and baby steps!

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Maybe this time....

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

So I haven't been doing too good. I guess I keep getting busy and forget about myself, I know this isn't a good thing, but how do I change it? I have wireless now, so maybe not having to be cooped up downstairs to use the computer will help me out, I really hope. I want to do Jillian's 30 day shred, but I need to find that time each day...not to mention I want to doing the walking pages I signed up for. I have to start finding time to get this in my day!!! So I guess here's to a new start.....


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