Monday, May 03, 2010
Last night, I was watching a particularly motivating episode of Ruby, when I became inspired by her to try to challenge myself to do something that I wouldn't normally do because of my weight issues.
My two youngest kids just turned 5 and 6 years old this past month, and I have never given them a bath because of my size. Everything I do is physically exhausting, and maneuvering around a little bathroom, trying to competently bathe two toddlers...well, it just isn't something I was up to doing, as long as my husband was willing to do it. Anyway...that is the challenge I gave myself last night. And I did it! It was grueling, but I managed to do it without falling down, and without dunking anyone's head under water...LOL...I thought the shock might kill my husband! But it just goes to show what I can do if I put my mind to it. I do realize that there are some things that I am just physically too large to do, but there are other things that simply require more effort that I am used to putting in.
Friday, April 02, 2010
After having a lousy night's sleep because BOTH of my 5 year olds have ear infections, I woke up this morning to a house that needed to be cleaned because my daughter was on her way over to my house with her two kids to spend the Easter weekend with us. I was arguing with my teenager who was being the usual ray of sunshine that all kids that age are. And there just didn't seem to be enough time to fit in my scheduled exercise. At first I tried to convince myself that the hurried housework would count as my exercise for the day. But, in the end...I decided to MAKE the time to work out. And when it was over, I was glad I did it. We have to remember how important it is to FIND the time to exercise as much as possible, even when it seems like our day doesn't have a spare minute in it. I know it isn't always do-able, but you can always get an "A" for effort, right?
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
My husband and I have decided to start doing a 20 minute walk around our block every night after dinner for exercise. Our two 5 year olds usually ask to go with us, so it becomes a nice little family fitness thing. It's not hiking, or jogging, or even speed walking. It's really just a leisurely stroll around the block every evening. It bores my husband because the scenery never changes, but he decided to start going with me because someone was following me one night when I was doing my walk, and my husband got worried about me. So, now he comes too. I still get winded and sweat a bit doing the walking, but that just shows me that it's getting my heart rate up. And that's a good thing!
Monday, March 22, 2010
My newest food "goal" is to keep trigger foods out of the house. It came in handy the other day when I had one of my cravings for my favorite grilled cheese and bologna sandwiches. They are LOADED with fat and calories...very bad for me. Anyway, we didn't have any cheese, so I couldn't have it. Easy! It is at times like those when I am being weak that I am glad for the moments in the grocery store when I stand my ground and decide not to buy foods that I know I will binge on sooner or later.
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