I think I have found my recipe for SUCCESS. (FINALLY)
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Jeez. Finally. 3 pounds!!!
If you are interested in my whining, please see the last month's worth of blogs LOL. I have REALLY struggled with figuring out the right balance for me.
I *think* I might have found something that works for *me* and my life so that I can finally start losing pounds.
Here is my list of things that have really helped me this week:
1.Planning out my next day's meals the night before. I used to roll my eyes when successful people suggested meal planning. I am so overwhelmed half the time that planning a week's worth of food was mission impossible. So..... I just take some time in the evening and plan out how to "budget" my 1500 calories. It works really well, because you don't have to think about it once you have made all your little meals. And if you eat only what you have budgeted for and don't "spend" more calories, you are GUARANTEED to stay on track.
2. I added some fitness classes. My insurance company pays for me to take 2 pilates classes a week at my job after work. I almost didn't go at first because I though I would be sitting cross-legged on a mat meditating....but the dietitician at my job lost like 15 inches doing it. Since I am ALL ABOUT losing inches, I went. Wow, talk about the pain train! I could not lift a water bottle the next day. So, I foresee that helping a lot. Also, I found out there are $5 Zumba classes in my town! They are AWESOME, and I burn about 600 calories doing the classes.
I figure mixing up my workout routine will not allow my body to hold on to fat.
3. I delegate more to my husband. He can whine and moan all he wants, but I didn't make these kids by myself and I didn't drag him down the aisle into wedded bliss. He can certainly do his part helping me with the kids and helping with chores around this house while I do items # 1 and #2. I certainly don't complain when he does whatever man stuff he wants to do.
4. Delegate to my kids more. Yes, my kids CAN clean up after themselves. I AM their mother, NOT their maid. I am learning to ignore their eye rolling and whining too. When I watched the new mommy videos at the hospital before I brought them home, no where on those videos did it say that I must wait on them hand and foot. YES, I will help them with things like homework and will cook for them.... but NO, I will NOT do things that they have hands and feet to do.
5. I do not "Flame" myself when I make a mistake. I am so mean to myself sometimes that it is a sin. I treat myself with such disdain sometimes that it takes away from the goal of loving myself and healing from past hurts.
I am just a normal person who wants a normal life. I think the key to ongoing success for me is to remember that MY needs matter too. I am no good to anyone if I don't take care of me first.
Let the success continue.........