Monday, January 07, 2013
It is both good and bad. Good because we need to get back to our normal routine. It would be great if that was our norm, but it's not. That's life. I love getting to hang out with my kids. I feel like they spend more time with their teachers at daycare and I spend more time teaching other people's kids. It stinks but there are pros that go along with it too. I will be off when they are off from school (once they are school age - which is next year for my daughter) plus I can keep a close eye on them during those difficult middle school years. I just wish I could watch them more while they are little. They are the most amazing little things. Getting back to routine will help us all though. So. Good and bad.
I know that getting back to what we are accustomed to will help me refocus my efforts at getting healthy. I have been catching pieces of all of these shows talking about "the new year, new you" and they are all motivating and encouraging, but I am having trouble getting out of vacation mode! Now it's over, so no excuse! However, now I am back to the stress of juggling the kids, home, work, and all. I don't handle it very well. I see other moms that handle it like pros, or at least that is the impression they give off. I can't even fake it! I am not good at juggling life. That is one thing I really want to focus on this year. I want to enjoy each day as best as I can and not get caught up in things I can't control. I want to do the best that I can and be ok with it or even proud of that. I always doubt myself and feel guilty and stressed. I want to put the things that matter most (me and my family) first.
I am still working on a few goals for this year. So that note is sure to come soon, but in the meantime here are my goals for this week.
1. Track calories each day and stay in range at least 5 days.
2. Drink at least 6 cups of water.
3. Move at least 30 minutes a day.
Today I didn't eat well or get in my water, but I did take the kids and dog out for a 30 minute walk. It's amazing how difficult they can make a little walk, but it was worth it and I was moving. When we were actually moving I was briskly walking and even worked up a sweat. It's good for them to get out and to see me working out to be healthy. Plus our dog hasn't been active enough and he's gaining weight too so it will be good for him to get walks in!
So here is to a week of work! It's going to take work to get back on track and I am up for this challenge! I know that once I get through week 1 of being back on track, I will be past the most difficult hurdle.