Wow.....I have been away from SP for nearly 6 months
Life has been completely over the top during that time...so much change, such a heavy workload, many many adjustments....
We moved house (including DHs studio and my office....both growing steadily) for the 3rd time in a year. This time, we moved nearly an hour away from our old stomping grounds, and although it has been a VERY positive change, there is still much adjusting to be done....and boxes to unpack!
....and, we've started homeschooling our still young children. We are all LOVING it much more than expected, but again, big change, a lot of work to figure it all out and make sense of so much.
And throughout all of this, DH has been so incredibly busy that I'm basically flying solo. Even though he works at home, we haven't seen a lot of him. It's a 7-days-a-week thing at the moment, and has been since May. I did the entire move...and all of the family, child, school stuff as well. All the soccer, gymnastics, activities, outings, shopping, cooking....plus running the business and now schooling the kids. We don't have family nearby (heck - our family isn't even in the same country anymore!), so it has been a LOT to handle and I have had my share of 'moments'. But I'm making it through. Generally the days are good. I know we're making the right choices.
It's all falling into place. And it is very very good. So it is time for me to take care of me a little bit better....
I will be starting gently and simply, but knowing myself, I do need to commit to a plan and have the pleasure of checking items of the list, knowing I'm getting it done. The trick is to make it attainable yet mildly challenging. I want to help myself succeed long term, not burn out by expecting too much too soon.....I've done it before and will do it again.
* I have not worked out regularly for about 4-5 months
* Nutrition is quite the mess at the moment - can't seem to catch my stride feeding 4 picky people 3 times/day, 7 days / week.
* My weight is up a surprising amount. Much is water retention, but some is fat gain, to be sure.
* I've had a fair bit of wine the past few weeks. After almost completely eliminating alcohol for nearly a year, this just makes me feel super gross.
* Return to middle of maintenance range - 114 lbs
* Re-establish regular fitness routine - work up to walking 5 days/week; 2 days yoga class; 2 days ST
* Re-establish healthy eating for EVERYONE in the household, beginning with myself. Basic but flexible clean eating works for me...easy to manage and takes a lot of the thinking out of making meals.
BASIC PLAN - WEEK #1
* 2 ltrs water daily
* Eat clean 2 meals/day minimum - make basic meal plan for the week and stock up
* No snacking, no junk, minimal processed foods
* 3 x 30 minutes walking PLUS basic ab workout
* 1 x yoga
* 1 x ST
Here goes! Already looking forward to feeling good, strong and well again!!!