I've been a bad, bad girl

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

I fell off the diet and exercise wagon. It was easier to stop at McDonald's with the kids than make something at home. It was cheaper to order a McDouble than a grilled McChicken. It was too rainy to go outside and walk. And too cluttered to exercise inside. Excuses, excuses, excuses.

Well, a new month is coming up with a new chance to get back on track. It helps that I'm not as stressed as I had been. I'd gotten far behind in a lot of things - swaps, book reviews, blog entries, etc. I hadn't been able to see my therapist. Teddy was sick, followed by Rick getting sick. It was one thing after another piling on top of me and I let it sap my determination to do healthier things. I'm again trying to change that.

I did two things toward that end today. I joined Walk 100 Miles with the Mayor ( ). The mayor of Nashville has challenged Nashvillians to walk 100 miles of local parks and greenways over the next 3 months. I found out about it from the Spark Nashville team. (Thanks, Camille!) I've signed up to track my miles. I've set it up to get e-mail reminders of upcoming walks (twice weekly). I've told my husband about it and he's interested as well. It helps that the Spark Nashville team is going to be there as well. It gives me the motivation that I need.

The other thing that I did was bring my kids to one of the local playgrounds. It's an absolutely beautiful day here in Nashville - not too warm and not too cold. While they ran around, I got myself some sunshine and worked on a few swaps. It may not be as active as I could be, but it got me out of the house, which is a major plus!

So I'm going to try to be active here again. I post daily on my blog (Sanity's Overrated, for those who are interested, and you can find it here: sanitysoverrated.blogspo
), but that doesn't mean I can't come over here and interact with my teams, say hi to my friends and update my blog here.

It's never too late to say, "I'm starting over," even if it is the hundredth time that you do it. Because trial 101 could be the one that sticks.
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    It is sooo great to put yourself first! Hopefully we will experience more and more beautiful days so you and the kids can get out in the sunshine and get active together. I'm so happy your hubby is on board, too, because it's so helpful!

    One of my favorite quotes is: "You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call "failure" is not the falling down but the staying down."

    I TOTALLY relate to making unhealthy choices for the sake of the budget... and we can sometimes do that as long as we make up for it during the other meals by including lots of healthy, low-cal choices (I remember you saying you are not fond of veggies, right?) You can ask on SparkNashville what others might do for their family members who might have an aversion to veggies.

    You are young enough, your body will respond well to lowering calories and increasing the activity!

    See you Saturday!
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    2941 days ago
    I hope you can succeed. You are very important. You need some time too. Sometimes we are so busy taking care of others that we end up on the bottom of the to do list.
    make time for yourself. The walk 100 miles sounds like a winner.
    take care and I wish you the best. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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