Excuses, justifications & falling off the wagon
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/dri
nks/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.