Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I can honestly say that the last 6+ months have been very busy/hectic/life changing for myself as well as my family.
In August, we moved to a home that we fell in love with but it needed a ton of TLC. Needless to say, it has been project after project. Paint/new carpet/ just basic cleaning of the home that had been neglected.
I just spent the last 3 weekends redoing a half bath. Stripping wallpaper/painting/refinishing the vanity cabinet.
Of course, in the last 6 months we had the holidays which, just like everyone else, are always a busy time full of family/friends/stress/food/drinks/spending an exorbitant amount of money to show people how much you love them.
Then on 1.2.12, I had the put my dog to sleep. Anyone ever had to do that? It was one of the hardest things, emotionally speaking, I have ever had to do in my life. Making that decision was very difficult on me. Being the one 'pull the trigger' and decide that today is the day we take him to the vet was something I never had to do before. It took a toll on me for weeks.
During this time I had sick kids as well with strep throat and a bad case of stomach issues for a week.
My husband and I have had to change our schedules around completely since the girls started school and what was working for us in the past in regards to time/working out just isn't working anymore as we are now working around their school schedules.
Winter time, stress, the days being shorter have all added up to me gaining back 4 pounds and losing my motivation. I hate that my pants are tight again and that my bra is uncomfortable. I ache for the days that I could feel my pants getting baggy and my bra felt loose.
Right now, I am working on eating healthier again. Getting those fruits and veggies in and not the cookies & dips.
Lots of reasons rolled up in to one big excuse. Disappointing to say the least. I have gone out and walked or ran once in a while and I always feel great when I do. I just have to do it on a regular basis again and stick with it.
Moving on from the last 6 months, making a new schedule that works for me, remembering my sweet dog and missing him but knowing that he was not going to get better, looking forward to warmer/lighter days.
Looking forward to getting my butt back in gear.
Wednesday, January 26, 2011
This morning I read an article on Spark about going to a salad bar and what to watch out for and what to get & avoid. In the article, it said sometimes what you think is "healthy" can be as much as 1,000 calories in a salad.
I read the article and also printed out the section with all the caloric amounts for every veggie on a salad bar.
I went to the cafeteria today for lunch and got a salad. Starting with dark leafy greens just as the article said. My salad came to 661 calories! WHAT???!!! I know this is an estimate because the person who made the salad wasn't measuring things out but still-- I about fell out of my chair and I thought I did a good job in my choices!
The 2 major things on my salad that were full of calories? Italian dressing and cheese. Go figure. I even threw out some of the cheese because I thought there was too much on there.
I live and I learn. Next time I will go without the cheese!
Monday, January 24, 2011
That pretty much sums up my weekend & I am paying for it! I am stuck in a rut of bad food choices and not enough exercise and it is literally making me tired!
I am embarrassed to tell you what I ate this weekend but in order to hold myself accountable, I am going to get it out:
Let's start with Friday night: TGI Friday's burger and fries & 3 beers
Saturday: oatmeal, vegetable soup (homemade) for lunch and mexican food for dinner
Sunday: Biscuits and gravy, homemade veggie soup for lunch, one small clementine for snack and pizza & boneless hot wings for dinner!
I only worked out on Saturday afternoon and that was 35 minutes on the elliptical trainer.
I feel tired, I feel lethargic, I feel gross inside, I feel bloated, I feel disappointed in myself. Today, I have done better but not great. I have had 8 cups of water already and working on my 9th.
Last night as I was slothing around on my couch, covered in a blanket, I wondered out loud why I was so tired at 7:50 p.m. As I laid there pondering my question, it came to me! My food choices this weekend. Between the mexican food, burger & fries, biscuits & gravy, & pizza it's no wonder why I feel bad! It's no wonder why my body isn't responding to me because I haven't been very good to it for a few days. Does anyone else believe that this could be the culprit to my slothiness???
It is time to pick myself back up and DO something about it. No one forces me to eat anything. It is my choice to eat junk or to eat healthy. it is time for me to be responsible because exercise alone will not help my cause. It MUST be diet and exercise! Right?
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
One morning, before the new year even began, I was getting ready for my day and I had a thought that was so inspiring to me that I have decided to use it as my 2011 goals. If I use the word resolution, it is just cliche to me, so I use the word goal instead.
Some are lofty goals but they all have the same basic principle.
It is time to SIMPLIFY and ORGANIZE. Not only my home with all the meaningless stuff that piles up everywhere but also my life.
I have made a list and I have many organizational goals on it. Some things that need to get done around the house but also I have things like:
-Continue to run!
-clean out master closet
-purge old toys and clothes
-clean out & organize pantry
-organize computer room (this has been our junk collector room for years)
There are many other things listed but I also want to read more books. It is something that I have always loved to do but I don't make the time to do it as often as I would like to do.
Not only do I want to improve myself on the outside by running and exercising but I also want to improve myself on the inside by doing things that I enjoy, like reading a good book.
Simplify and organize. Those 2 words have been stuck in my head for a couple of weeks now and I am determined to do just that this year. Simplify and organize!
What are your goals for the new year?
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