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.
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    Sweetie, tough times totally take the best of me too! We moved from NY to Texas in March/April of this past year and I have to say, I put on 30 pounds in like 3 months! URGH

    You are definitely in my prayers!

    On another note: You are here! You are back to trying to be healthy and get back into shape! We are ALL glad you are back! Stay strong okay? We are here for you!
    2239 days ago
    Huggs!!! thinking about you!
    2239 days ago
  • VIOLET1019
    These are not excuses! Life got the way and happened....that's what it does! You have to look at the positives...You're back here...It was only 4 pounds (could have been soooo much worse)...And you are starting to make a plan for how to get back on track!
    So sorry to hear about your dog. They are such a part of our family and it's always so hard to see them go. My parents had to put their dog down not too long ago and I know what a struggle it was for them.
    2239 days ago
  • AWOLF24
    You aren't making excuses. Thing happen. LIFE happens. But you are back and that's awesome!

    So sorry to hear about your dog. That is horrible to go through. emoticon
    2239 days ago
  • GLC2009
    i'm sorry to hear about your doggie. isn't it one of the worst things in the world! i've had to do it a few times now, having had dogs constantly for the past 30 years. they just never pass quietly in their sleep.
    the worst thing about having dogs is they just don't live long enough.
    2239 days ago
    You don't have far to go...and this is why SP is so great. It doesn't matter if you leave or life gets in the way for a while as long as you find your way back, it's always here for you!
    Sorry about your doggie ): I had a dog die at 4 and a half, but never had to put one down. Cannot imagine how hard it must be!
    2239 days ago
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