Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Caution: Rant ahead
So there was a pretty icky slip. You know those days when you eat one bad thing and you just decide to just not care about what you put in your mouth for the rest of the day? That happened. It was just one day. I know I can fix it. Just hope that there aren't too many more of them.
Also finding myself becoming more frustrated with the step mom situation. I imagine it's hard enough being a mom. But it adds a little extra every time that little mouth opens to say, "Well, we don't have to take our shoes off at mom's house," or "I don't have to eat vegetables at my mom's house." Later finding out the kid was not given breakfast because he wanted eggs and wasn't given them or fed french fries and jello for dinner does not help things along. Also apparently not enforcing brushing teeth before bed time over there because, "I only brush once at mom's house." So every day, he gets a firm, "This is your dad's house."
I feel like there's a lot of undoing of habits and manners we try to enforce. I was chatting with my mom about how long it usually takes for those things to stick. She said they would but with constant repetition. Something tells me pleases and thank yous are only done half of the week. Ugh.
Talk to the mom, you say? How to put this lightly... She most likely hates my guts. It was a bad breakup because she cheated on my husband (her then boyfriend) and was trying to get back together with him up until she got married (to another man whose baby she was carrying) even though he and I were already dating. Yeah, told you it was a rant ahead. Also, I once tried to talk to her about a hole in his snow boots. He'd complained his feet get wet in them a couple times so I brought it up with her. "Oh, his feet just sweat a lot." Then later talks to my husband to blame him for the hole in the boots even though they looked chewed up by dogs (which we don't have). I'm going to stop there before this turns into a session of tearing her apart.
Apologies for the rant. It's just frustrating.
My husband has been good about it. He keeps firm with what we lay out for his son so there's continuity. My mom says to just keep on doing exactly that.
Blah. I'm trying to do my best. Don't get me wrong, I understand he's a kid. I guess my concerns are aimed toward the whole situation with "the other house".
Rant over, I guess. Each day is a new day. Just have to keep trucking on.
Friday, February 21, 2014
Did my first proper cardio session today! First time in a long time and it feels good. Figured I'd start slow so I don't get that "too tired to work out again" feeling. After just over a week of challenges and yoga, I did a 25 min belly dancing session. Just as fun as I remember it.
I've figured out a workout routine for the whole week to keep things mixed up. Alternating between 3 different belly dancing workouts, 2 longer vinyasa sessions and a kickboxing workout. As my body gets used to the extra movement, I can throw in harder workouts. But for now, I think that should work just to get me into the groove. I'm excited to start marking days off my calendar again. Whee!
Food is still going okay, although I'm eating near the higher limit of my calories. I'd like to knock that down 100 calories or so on average. Lol, it's a process but I know I'll get there. Been very good about eating my fruits and veggies. Had spinach and 2 apples, a bit of orange, and some corn today. Hooray for health! My water intake is still lower than I would like but hopefully with the additional workouts, I'll get that up.
Okay. Enough blabbing. Hope you all had a great day today!
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Wow. First off, MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!
It has been a really interesting ride. Celebrated Christmas eve with my family back home, spent Christmas day traveling halfway across the world to have Christmas dinner (hooray for timezones) with my fiance's family. Got the last documents then on December 27, 2013, finally married the love of my life. Pic? Pic!
It was more than we could have dreamed. It was a beautiful, intimate ceremony with his family and mine in a little chapel in the town he grew up in. Then had some amazing Italian food where the chef/owner serenaded us with harmonica music. It was perfect.
Went to Niagara Falls the day with the whole big new family and just had a blast from there on. Did my little surprise for my husband (I danced the Hawaiian Wedding Song for him. He had no idea that was coming. His aunt and mom cried. It was so cute, lol).
Also got to spend time with my best friend and her husband who drove 7 miles through snow to attend the wedding. Hadn't seen her in a year so that was lots of fun.
The rest is pretty much a blur. Happy moments, emotional goodbyes to my family members, lots of fun, delayed trains home, an angry polar vortex, and of course, the food. I shockingly only gained 2 lbs. I was so afraid it would have been more. So for that, I am thankful. And now that we're all back home, I'm back in the kitchen and I've promised to pour fruits and veggies into each meal and keep food nice and healthy for my husband and stepson.
I've been able to track eating since yesterday and I actually didn't do horribly. I hope to start working out starting today or tomorrow, even if it's just yoga. It's time to get back on track. But this time just a bit more relaxed since we're past the wedding deadline.
I really hope everyone's holiday was as amazing and memorable as mine. I've missed my girls on here! Hope to catch up with all of you soon :)
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