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Busy and trying to stay on plan

Saturday, May 14, 2016

May and June are really busy months for me. With three kids and all of the sports, dance, competitions, end-of-the-school-year activities, chaperoning field trips, banquets, recitals and three birthdays - I'm losing my mind. As of right now I only have one day with nothing planned (so far) until the end of June.

The craziness makes it really difficult for me to stay on plan, get in my exercise and avoid stress eating. In fact, last week I gained 1.2 pounds. But this is real life. Every May and June are like this and will be until my kids are grown. I have no choice but to learn to deal with it and take care of my health at the same time.

Yesterday I took time for a 4.8 mile walk and also did strength training. I really didn't have the time for that, but then again I am trying to move my health up on the priority list. The exercise really helped relieve my stress and in turn I did great with my nutrition yesterday.

Stress and emotional eating are issues for me. Prioritizing myself is an issue for me. But I am working on those things and I am going to be successful. I really don't have a choice.
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  • P42016
    Sounds like you are doing all the right things in fighting for some time for yourself. May and June are similar in this house too, it seems like there is something going on every single night for the near future. Sorry, I'm late in responding. I've been driving the struggle bus lately as far as diet/exercise is concerned. I'm getting myself back on track though. emoticon
    1295 days ago
    Making yourself and your well-being one of your priorities is setting a good example for your children and making you a better, healthier mom. It's not easy. By being committed yet flexible you are doing a good job. emoticon emoticon
    1300 days ago
  • no profile photo SPARKALOHA
    Even when it seems like we don't... we always have choices... and considering all that you've got on your plate... WOW WOW WOW!! I'm sending extra energy and sleep hours your way. You totally inspire and I'm so proud of you!

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    1301 days ago
  • MAWMAW101
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    1301 days ago
    I hope things get better soon!!!
    1301 days ago
    Keep up the good work.
    1301 days ago
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