Thursday, April 04, 2013
My husband and I have been trying to contact people about places to rent. They are in high demand right now, yesterday there was a post of CL for 2 hours when he emailed, and by that time the lady already set up several other appointments for viewing! This is going to be tough!
We did get some good news, though. DH was working in a position temporarily, and they asked him to be full-time, so at least we know he won't have to look for another job! He actually likes this one, too, which is a huge deal for him.
My job has been pretty stressful these last few weeks, but nothing I can't get through. I'm just worried about my cortisol levels putting a damper on my weight-loss.
Today's workout went well. Thursday is my strength training night, and I've realized I need to get some equipment. Before, I wanted to, now I actually NEED it, my workouts aren't pushing me like they should be.
Put it on the list...
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
For some reason I keep thinking it's Tuesday, I don't know what's up with that, the week is slipping away from me, and spring break is almost over!
Financial stresses are weighing heavy on my family right now, our lease is up and we need to find a new place to live by June, and there are no places for rent in our town! It's kind of a small community, and I'm not willing to relocate my kids' school. I keep taking deep breaths, I know we'll figure it out, I just like to be a little more prepared, and I've been looking for a few months now, anything we were interested in was snatched up right away!
Work has been a little crazy, I started a new position in January, so I've been in training for the past 3 months. I'm hoping to get that all wrapped up this week, and have it finalized. I have so much else going on at work that it's been difficult to focus.
Feeling pretty good about my journey, though. I put some oomph back into it, have been going to bed about a half hour earlier, and made the rule that the kids MUST play in their rooms for at least a half hour every day so I can get my exercise, which so far has been the 6 YO banging on and kicking the door while the baby cries for 30 minutes. Oh well, they are going to have to get used to it, it's the only way I can get a workout in at this point. Also, this tactic gives me the freedom to exercise when I want to, instead of waiting until they go to sleep, which is technically when I should go to sleep, too, since I have to be up by 4:20am. Gosh, I remember when I used to think anything before 6 am was waaaaayy too early, and here I get up at 4:20! The last 2 nights I've gotten 7 hours of sleep! That's a huge deal for me!
Tuesday, April 02, 2013
I feel like I hit my peak motivation around 5:00, which, naturally is NEVER a good time for the rest of the family. The kids are being needy, the baby is awake and crawling underfoot, (I stepped on him during last night's workout!) dinner has to be made, and dishes have to be done! By the time all of that is done, it's time for baths, bedtime stories, and bedtime! Ugh, I wish there were an easier way to do this, I just have too many kids. Lol. With my husband working 2nd shift, I'm being run ragged, but still trying t keep up. I'm going to try to work in 6 days a week, again, 3-4 cardio and Tues and Thur strength training. Maybe I'm over-scheduling...
Monday, April 01, 2013
Admittedly I've lost direction. I'm finding it increasingly difficult to stay on track, weekends are always tough, my husband has completely lost motivation, and I feel like I try to squeeze every free minute with my kids, when I'm not trying to run our household.
But the absolute worst thing that has happened is I've been booted off from the Wifi network at work, so I don't get service on my phone at all, when I use it the most to track my calories in! I don't get much time to sit on my duff at home in front of the computer and log everything in for the day, and I can't remember that much, anyways! This is becoming a huge problem for me, and I am still trying to find a way around it.
Also, the onslaught of birthdays and holidays has made it a hassle as well, what's up with that? Why must every celebration revolve around food? And never healthy food, either.
Hopefully I can get my crap back together. My poop in a group. Life has just become so much busier. Hopefully, with the nicer weather, we will be getting out more often and getting more exercise that way. I certainly don't like moving backwards.
Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Ugh. So I haven't been on much lately. I am tired. I have been working 12's lately, leaving VERY little time for anything else. Today, things slowed down a bit, but only for a minute. Tomorrow is going to be crazy all over again.
Food-wise, things have been going pretty well. It's pretty expensive trying to eat right. St. Patty's Day was kind of a gimme, I was definitely splurging. But we're back on track now, and I must say, eating healthy is no problem for me, I love veggies! And variety. Last night I made awesome cheeseburgers with extra lean ground beef and sandwich thins, and used green onions and bbq sauce to add a little flavor, certainly a do-over. Tonight, my 6 yo made dinner, topped some pitas with chicken breasts (pre-cooked and chopped up) a little bbq sauce, sprinkled some cheddar, and topped with chives. We didn't have much else for toppings, but they were still good and he was proud to prepare them himself. Tomorrow is spicy pineapple beef stew, which I believe I've made before, and it was delicious, if I'm recalling correctly.
Exercise is also going a little better since the weekend is by-gone. Now that I've come up with a more organized plan of cardio:strength training, it seems less stressful. My cardio routine of dancing is just fun, I don't dread it, and it burns lots of calories, plus, I'm doing it more often. My strength training routine is circuit training, which I need to incorporate some weights or resistance bands, but since I've cut back to 2-3 days a week for that, it's not so looming, however it is more satisfying when I get it over with (like tonight).
I had a friend work out with me today. She said she had to give me props for doing what I do, she couldn't keep up for crap! She's a smoker, too, though, and has recently gained A LOT of weight, but has never exercised. I'm wondering if this will scare her away forever or if she will ask to work out more often. We'll see.....
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