Wow folks! I’ve been a very bad blogger this month Bad bad Keira. In my defense I was dealing with the man leaving for 6 months, a very unhappy teething baby and an insane cold snap that made me very bleh and depressed. I went through a couple weeks of “woe is me”-ness. It sucked.
The kids are all kind of settled and ok with daddy not being here now, I ‘m armed with baby Orajel and infant tylenol. I have medicine for the 2 older kids should any kind of cold infiltrate the house the rest of the winter. I also went through a really horrible phase of post holiday sugar and caffeine withdrawal which lead to headaches that could very possibly be the worst I’d ever had in my life. The headaches are gone, my sugar intake has been limited to a point where as long as I don’t go on a crazy sugar kick I should be ok.
Today I started a 10 week long training program to try and help me to lose the “little extra of me to love” before I have to stop wearing sweaters and hoodies and am expected to be comfortable in more revealing clothing. So I did an 8.5x11 layout as my starting point, with stats (no weight though. I’m not really at all worried about what I weigh, I just want to lose some inches in a few spots.) I’m hoping to do one at the start of each month, but there likely will not be a whole lot of change between this months stats and next months. Also, I know it’s the wrong way to measure, but I don’t measure my waist at it’s slimmest spot, I measure my waist an inch below my bellybutton since that is usually where my pants are sitting and is therefore MY waist.
So that is January’s layout, February’s will be posted hopefully by the first weekend of the month. Like I said, since really I did just start (but had hoped to start earlier) I don’t really plan on seeing much change. Also there was a set of questions sent to us that we were told to journal about, so I’m going to do that now too.
1) Do you remember how great you felt both physically and mentally when you were at your peak physical condition?
I remember feeling so confident about myself no matter what situation I was in, like I could do everything and anything. Physically I remember feeling great. I didn’t get tired on walks, I could rollerblade for hours, I could go for runs and jogs down the highway. I had so much energy it was crazy.
2) List 3 specific things (solutions) you have to change about your current daily habits to attain results like that again?
First off I have to actually start exercising again. I guess you can’t count chasing the kids around the house as enough exercise forever and I’m afraid I’ve got to be done milking that cow. I’d like to workout 5 times a week for at least a half hour, if not more. The second thing I have to change is my diet. Badly. I eat such crap, especially when the man is away. I do a whole lot of take out or fast food or deepfry goodies. I also snack. A LOT. On things like chips, chocolate bars, chocolate chips, etc. I need to eat much better meals, I need to eat more vegetables and I need to start snacking on better things and cut back on the candy and chips. The third thing I need to do is to stay focused and on track with it. Since I spend most of my time at home with the kids, who don’t care if I workout that day or not, I have never really been accountable before and have always ended up giving up easily and saying “ok you tried.” I can’t do that anymore. It’s not just about looking ok at the beach, it’s about feeling ok. I’m far to lethargic and out of shape for someone my age and with my background. I NEED to change it.
3) What is your #1 goal for the next 10 weeks? What is the “#1 solution” you must stay focused upon in order to attain that goal?
My number one goal is too stay focused. Too keep it up and to stay on the path. In order to do that I need to continually remind myself why I’m doing this. What I want out of this experience and why. Of course I want to look cute in a bikini this summer, but I want to be able to chase the kids around outside without needing a nap. Heck, I want to be able to do anything without feeling like I need a nap after!
Well that’s it for today folks, the baby woke up and I should get a start on supper now or it will never be ready. Darn those supper fairies for not showing up!