New Week, New Start

by nicholmom3 on September 29, 2009

What a year. I’ve gone back to work full time, miss my kids :( and had to miss out on my kick ass twice weekly workout sessions with my friends. I didn’t realize how well I was doing until I stopped doing it! Since January I have gone from a size 8 jeans back up to a size 12 :( ..

It’s been difficult enough reworking my schedule to accomodate all the activities I have to complete in the 3 hours I have after work, and my weekends I try to spend as much time with the kids as I can. So my waistline has fallen to the sideline.

SO….yesterday I used the excuse of finding a new iPhone app that tracks my workouts via GPS. I went out for a brisk walk at lunch, and it totally motivated me to keep doing it. I also tried REEEAAALLYY hard to wake up early this morning to do some exercises but that was definately not going to happen. I didn’t even hear the alarm go off!

I’m also taking my diet very seriously. I began today with a cup of oatmeal and green tea. I brought leftover pasta for lunch with a spinach artichoke sauce and broccolli. I have a yogurt, apple and banana for snacks. Tonight I’ll be tossing together my favorite soup. I’ve found that eating soup for at least one meal a day has been helping me control my portions, so I’m going to keep that up. Today I am going back out at lunch before I eat.

It seems to be a sign from above that I need to lose this weight. Yesterday I watched the tv show The Doctors. (Well, watched in between patients, anyway) Jillian Michaels was on and the whole show was about fitness, exercises and nutrition. She was talking to a girl who was overweight, and told her something that really got to me. She told her to take time every single day to do something for herself. Whether it be a pedicure, 5 minutes of deep breathing, journaling, whatever! She said that by putting ourselves last hurts the  whole family, and that is so true. Happy Mama, Happy House.

So this is my promise to myself.  I’m making the effort to eat smaller. I’m doing some form of sweat inducing exercise EVERY DAY, no matter what time it is. And I am going to do something nice for myself every day. I need this. I’m not going to rely on any gimmicks, no magic fat burner pills, and no more ignoring the issues. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve told my husband that I am wiped out, and I am sick of saying it.

So add that to my goal list. If I feel those words coming out of my mouth, I’m going to do something active.
I’m a veritable force when I get pissed off, and right now I’m pissed off at myself for letting myself get this way.

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