Yesterday was my baby's 8 month "birthday!" OMG where does time go???
This week has been a long one. My little man has been sick.
Poor guy, I finally brought him in to the dr yesterday and he has an ear infection. He hasn't been himself at all, very sleepy and no ambition to get down on the floor and scoot around and play. It is so mentally exhausting when the kids get sick, it literally takes everything out of me. I will admit it, though, the snuggle time has been fantastic! I spent all morning with him sleeping on my chest watching Netflix. Not something I get to do EVER so it was a nice change of pace. Now to just get him better because the weather has been amazing! I would love to get him out a bit for some walks and some time at the park (he loves to swing) it just feels good to be out in the sun!
Needless to say, this week has been an off one for me with exercise. It just hasn't happened. I've been to exhausted to get up in the mornings to do it with being up with my little guy so often at night (lots of comfort nursing) but I will admit it, I think my body just needed some rest time. My hip flexor was bothering me earlier in the week so just allowing the rest has been fairly nice. I plan to start back up with ChaLEAN next week and do another round of her Lean for Life.
I have been reevaluating some of my goals as well. I broke down and downloaded Chalene Johnson's book Push to my Kindle Fire:
I thought it would be a good compliment to the 30 Day Push Challenge I was doing for her and it has been so far. I am on day six and it is very interesting to take a set of goals and thoroughly turn them inside and out to figure out how to reach them. Like in the 30 day challenge, she has you figure out your priorities, list of 10 goals and a push goal but on top of that, in the book she has you figure out a health/fitness goal and the reverse engineering of both the push goal and the health and fitness goal. It is one thing to set goals, but to have such a clarity as to how I am going to handle and take on these goals is amazing. I feel like success is not only attainable, but just within my reach. My goal for a long time has been to get more organized and I feel like, as it is something I have to work on daily, it is completely somethign that I can do,transform myself into. As for my health/fitness goal it is simple. She has an awesome formula (SMART) to break that down:
Basically my health/fitness goal is to start by losing a bit of weight since I have been stalled out but looking back at my Fitbook and entries I have made, I have noticed a bit of a trend with my eating habits and that is my sweet tooth I think is a big culprit to my plateau. I like sweets! I joined the Sweet Tooth Challenge and am going to start working on that and finding alternatives to my sweet cravings. I know what needs to be done, I just need to find the motivation to do it. It may help me unstall, it may not but either way, it can't hurt. Ultimately, I would like to look at the possibility of 1/2 to 1 pound a week and being totally honest with what I am eating. I think there are times I don't put it in my fitbook and forget so I am going to try snapping pics of my food throughout the day and going back to make sure how things are with my Fitbook, not for obsession sake, but for complete honesty sake (if that makes any sense).
Either way, I am just hoping my little man can feel better and I will be fairly happy to get a shower today! Ah the small things in life, lol! I hope everyone is doing well and I hope to catch up on blogs and such as time allows! Happy Thursday!!