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Falling behind...time to catch up

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

I have been pushing myself to the sidelines. I take care of the kids first and don't worry about myself. Now its time for me again! What do they say on the airplane...put the mask on yourself first than help others? Well that is what I am going to do. I am going to focus on myself first (unless there is a dire need from the kids) and than know that I am more capable of taking care of my kids second.

I haven't been using the SP videos and wondering how I am going to fit my exercises in each day...um hello?!?!?!?! I have a "smart" phone and am able to view the videos from there as well as the two computers I have at home...so I WILL start to do at least one video a day to up my exercise. Now what is my excuse?

I have a gym membership, but I have two young children, the youngest who is extremely clingy to mommy. I will have to deal with the fact that I need to leave her with a trusted source and go take care of me!

I am a member of the Quickfire Challenge and haven't been doing those as I once was...why?? because I am so "busy". Really??? I can't stop what I am doing for 5 minutes and do 20 pushups or whatever the challenge is, 4 times during the day? I do that when I go outside for a cigarette.

Which leads to the next thing...why the hell am I still smoking?? I have kids to worry about!! If I am so worried about them and their future, what am I going to do when I am sick, or worse, dead, from those dang things?? I am DONE...did you all hear that? I have smoked my last cancer stick and everytime I think about it, I am going to look at my kids and ask myself "why"!!

So here it goes...I am focusing on me first (exception:emergency need from a child) and than with a healthier me, I will focus on the kids, husband and house...
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FITMOMMYFORLIFE 10/12/2011 5:12PM

    Good for you for taking the time to re-focus some of your attention on YOURSELF!!!

There is a quote that I LOVE that I think you would enjoy also! I have it posted on my bathroom mirror.. it goes something like this:

"The BEST THING you can do for your children is to make time for your OWN health and wellbeing! By making time for YOURSELF you will have more energy FOR your kids and you will be able to keep up with them!!"

And it's SO TRUE, isn't it?!

Also, CONGRATU-FREAKING-LATIONS on quitting smoking!!! GREAT GREAT job!! I am officially (lets so some quick math here...) 2 years and 9 months since I've quit smoking! and I can honestly say, other than achieving a healthier diet and fitness lifestyle, it is the best thing I've EVER done for myself and my family!!! I always used to say before I had my son that as soon as I found out I was preggers I would quit smoking... Said it for MONTHS and as soon as I took that lovely little test and found out, I couldn't believe I was finally done! It was seriously HELL for about 2 weeks to a month, and the cravings still come back every once in awhile.. but not necessarily FOR the cigarettes, more so for the stress relief.. but regardless, I feel SO MUCH MORE healthier now! Everything about my life has improved since then...

So with that I say another Congrats! YOU'VE GOT THIS! Hang in there!! We're here for you! =]

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JENNI_X 10/12/2011 10:23AM

  I liked your blog a lot! That kind of thoughts will definitely help you to reach your goal. And also, when mom feels good and is full of energy, I'm sure the kids will realize that too! Have a lovely rest of the week and enjoy your own time :-)

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WALKINGTHETALK 10/12/2011 10:17AM

    Good for you! It's hard as a Mom to accept that putting our own needs first actually makes us better able to fulfill everybody else's needs, isn't it? But I know I'm a better Mom when I feel better and am less stressed! As for the smoking, my husband quit smoking cold turkey shortly before our oldest was born - she turned 12 last month. He would tell you it is definitely worth it!

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