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Time to reset

Friday, January 24, 2014

I am back to reset my goals. My life has become very different since I was last here. My family and I have relocated to Georgia; a place where we have no friends or family. My husband finished his bachelors degree and I finished my Masters Degree. I have a new job directing a child care center; a pretty high demanding and exhausting position. My life is constantly unbalanced between work demands, quality time with my family, meal planning and shopping, household budgeting, household cleaning and maintenance, homework and project assistant, and workouts. Lately, I have found myself at the end of the day after the kids have gone to bed laying on the couch watching tv until I fall asleep. Usually, that's around 9pm. The next day, I feel so guilty about how much time I wasted the night before that I depress myself. But honestly, when 9pm rolls around, I can't think of anything pressing that needs to be done. It's like the to do list that is going around and around in my head all day is gone at 9pm every night. And I am so worried about becoming someone who depends on neverending to do lists and misses out on the enjoyments of life.

Increase of drinking water, a clean eating regimen, and exercise at least 3 days a week for an hour are all good goals.


Where have I been?

Monday, December 17, 2012

Well, my weight is back up again...highest I have seen it in several months. I stopped exercising, stopped Zumba, stopped running, and stopped watching what I eat. Why? WORK! My inconsistant schedule makes it really have for me to fit in school, working out, taking care of household stuff, and quality time with my family. Typing this up makes me realize how many excuses I have for NOT living a healthy lifestyle. It's not easy, but I need to make an effort to make it work. My life, my family, my job, EVERYTHING depends on me being healthy.

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CHOCOHIPPO 12/17/2012 10:44PM

    Yes it does. We've all made this mistake. More than once. But if you take good care of you, it's easier to take good care of your family and they will take better care of each other. Also, you're right those are excuses. When you were successful, you made time for these things to happen. Now you're giving in to the "tired" You can fight this and you will win!

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Slow and Steady

Monday, October 08, 2012

As I begin another busy quarter of school, I want to re-evaluate my lifestyle. My weight has stayed steady at 2 lbs lighter than I started, and that is the best news I've got right now. Life in general has put a halt on my running sessions and healthy eating habits. In my last blog, I talked about tackling one goal at a time, and I think that is a good place to start. I have been getting better at eating breakfast every morning, about 3 days a week. Let's continue to strive for at least 5 days week and lets add in drinking water throughout my day.

Today, I am determined to make it to my Zumba class. I've missed it two weeks in a row, and I can feel how much it has effected my body (less energy, mood, etc.). I love that Zumba is on Mondays in an effort to set my week up to be successful.

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A Quick Check-In

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

I know I said I would blog once I hit a five pound loss, but quite the opposite has happened: I am back up to my starting weight :(

I guess I have a lot I could blame it on: lack of time to prepare healthy meals, stress, unexpected happenings, carry-ins at work, skipping my running sessions....but really, there should be NO EXCUSES! Time for a solution.

As busy as I am, I need to take a different approach. I won't see results as fast as I like to with this approach, but I will gain some healthy habits in the long run. Let's just focus on one single goal at a time and turn it into a full fledge habit by committing to it for one month.

Day one starts on 8/16 and my goal is to eat breakfast every day. The purpose of this goal is to stop the midmorning cravings, which lead to bad choices and extra calories that send the rest of my day into a pit of destruction. I will be checking periodically to see how I am doing.

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USMAWIFE 8/15/2012 10:22PM

    and remember to drink your water.

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Eye on the Prize

Monday, July 30, 2012

So, I took some time in my private log to envision my future self. Lately, I've been feeling like most of the things I am doing in my life right now are so small and meaningless. But when I began to visualize myself three years from now, I realized that I am creating such a strong foundations to be that woman I want to be! If I can keep focused on "the prize", and find meaning/importance to all that I do right now, I can defnately make it.

I will see you again...five pounds from now!

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HEAT7918 7/31/2012 6:10AM

    The little things really do add up to make a difference!


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