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Yep, missed a couple days. This cold weather really sapped my motivation.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

We had two weeks of summer-like weather. It was simply wonderful and motivating! I got out of the house and got moving and logged every bite. Then this past weekend came and it was cold and dreary and super busy, with mother's day and visiting relatives and a lot to do for work. I was busy and tired and depressed the whole time. (The depressed comes from money woes. My daughter's fourth birthday is at the end of the month and we're trying to find some money to throw a party for her. Sometimes being a stay at home mom isn't all it's cracked up to be since I don't get a paycheck!) It can pretty much be said that I didn't get any exercise in and didn't even bother logging my food. I thought about it. A lot. I knew I should, but...well you know. Excuses. I didn't get to be this size without an extensive library of excuses for not doing what I should.

After Leah was done with school I brought the girls to the park for a picnic then chased my 19 month old around the playground, up and down the slides for 15 minutes. Today is a little warmer, the sun is out so I was able to mulch my flower bed and the hostas in front of the house. Then I hefted a 40 lbs bag of sand around the garden trying to fix the fence posts from wobbling. And pulling weeds. I tried a new natural weed killer idea from the internet, vinegar and dish soap, all around our yard where these prickly weeds are quite resilient. You're supposed to use it when its sunny and dry, but I'm hoping just sunny will work. So, I got about 40 good minutes in doing gardening stuff and I feel a lot better (though really really tired right now).

I'm trying to find the excitement I had last week about all of this. It was so much fun! This is my problem everytime I attempt to slim down. I'm in love with it, then it becomes a bore or something more important steps up in front of it. How do you stay excited? Its not enough to cheer for myself and say "You can do it!" and remind myself its good for me.

Well, time to wake the baby from her nap, clean the kitchen, start dinner, wash dishes, give the girls a bath, read stories, put kids to bed then get to work from 8-midnight. Maybe I just need a cup of coffee so I can stop being a little whiner.
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

MPETERSON2311 5/15/2013 3:38PM

    How do I stay excited? now there is no "don't do it" because eating right and exercising is just my job. I have to do it.

I always was skeptical of those "GIVE UP ALL YOU LOVE!" fitness freaks, but they have something right. I had to at least get a small strict mindset to keep me pumped.

You can do this! And of course, SPARKPEOPLE helps a ton!

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