This weeks activity: Lost 4.4lbs!
|25lbs of beans!|
This weeks activity: Lost 4.4lbs!
|25lbs of beans!|
I have been walking, and walking, and walking, and walking lately. Yes, I suppose you can say that I have been getting a bunch of miles under my belt. I have been using the Map My Walk app. It’s pretty awesome and I get to keep track of my routes that I take. I love my walks. I get to go with some of my favorite people and get to see some amazing areas. Not to mention, it makes me feel GOOD!
Ok, so I didn’t do where I ate lunch, but I did do where Peyton ate lunch. It wasn’t because I didn’t eat lunch, it’s because lunch was on the go. I didn’t really sit and eat it anywhere. So, as a good substitute, I pictured Peyton and I in the middle of his lunch. We have some pretty awesome photos, so it’s not that bad of an exchange.
Don’t you just love how freakin’ cute he is?!?!?
I definitely have my days where I worry if I am just screwing up in every way possible. I don’t feed him fast enough or he doesn’t get changed when he needs to or maybe I should have remembered that toy that he loves. I figure that I have a good 18 year to lifetime minimum of when I can really mess up my son, so I might as well let it go and see what happens. So far, so good. Now, cheers to another month and many more to come.
Ok, I was really late, but I have an excellent excuse. See, I was in the shower at 3:00pm and Peyton was waking up from his nap. I had to call to him through the monitor because I was still trying to finish up that shower. Then when I finally got out of the shower I just rant to his aide. While I was in there trying to entertain him I had to dry off and get dressed. Then I had to change a full diaper and start feeding him. So, this picture is at 3:42pm in between our feeding. At least I got it before it was 4:00pm.
The New Year’s resolutions didn’t so much get kicked off with a bang. Unfortunetly it more or less started with a slow crawl. No, I didn’t start gung-hoe on January 1st. It’s more like I “trucked” (my new word for the “f-word” since I am no longer cussing) for the first few days, and then I made the transition to following my rules. Cussing has been the easiest so far. I thought of all things that would be a hard one to take care of, but no… compared to the others, cussing is the least of my problems. With some of the others I had to start small.
Eating has been better. It took some time for me to really focus on this. I was able to manage lunch and dinner no problem. The breakfast and snacks thing is what’s killing me. If babies had their way their mothers breakfast and snacks would fall right off the menu. I started weight watchers to really get a focus on how I manage my eating, focus on what I am putting in my mouth, and allow me some wiggle room so I don’t feel like I am depriving myself all the time.
I kept up most of my resolutions. It really came down to a couple things… one, how bad did I want it? I want it real bad. Two, do you think you deserve it? Hell yes! These were all well deserved. Three, did you make it important enough so you can make that change? Yes, I thought that time for me, time to eat, and time for Ben and me is imperative. This is how it has been most recently.
My time for myself has gone a little outside the shower, which has been great. This has turned from not just shower alone time, but time after bed alone time and walking time. I have made time after Peyton and Hubby are off to dreamland for me to just sit and lounge. That is how I have time for this right now, but it is also some time where I can sit and enjoy a movie of my choice or read some of my favorite blogs or whatever. It gives me time to unwind. The other thing that is definitely time for me is my walks. I have joined a girl friend of mine and we have started walking through out the week. This is time for me to focus on something I want while bringing Peyton along for an outing and making me feel a little more alive.
Getting out has been a much bigger challenge. I had to admit I thought it would be much easier than what I thought, but I have been finding some small ways to do it. I have been going to my weekly Weight Watchers meeting. This is huge! Before all I could do was go weigh in and then take off, now I am able to go weigh in and sit and enjoy the company of these Weight Watchers and discuss. It has been amazing. I also went on my first real outing with my boys. We went to Pleasanton, enjoyed a meal at Cheesecake Factory, and we walked around the mall. It was thrilling and liberating. I am looking forward to a trip to San Jose, Concord, and a few other locations soon.
My eating is still a work in progress. I have definitely found some time to improve though. I have been enjoying breakfast I would say about three out of seven days a week. I have been getting lunch in, but it has been a late lunch since my little guy has some funky nap times, and then dinner is a guarantee. I have been including more fruits and veggies in my food selection too. To be completely honest, I hate veggies but I eat them for my health and it has been making me feel so much better. I don’t feel as “yuck” as I used to. I have a ton more energy and it makes me feel like I am making more conscious decisions though out my life, not just my eating habits.
Overall everything is going pretty well. Now, the challenge is to just keep it up. I will just need to follow up again to let you know how it’s going. Next check in will be in May. I know we can keep it going, now just to prove it!
How are your resolutions going? Have you made any progress? What are your feelings on any failed resolutions? Any option of recovery? Look forward to hearing from you.
In my hunt for the healthier me I had to think of some pretty creative ways to cut out the junk. One of my ways was to get rid of the ice cream, cake, or other dessert like foods was by incorporating a substitute. My substitute, which has now become a serious guilty pleasure, Special K Fruit & Yogurt. This is seriously my go to item every time I have a hankering from something sweet. It does the trick to give me my fix and it’s not so hard on the healthy eating. As you can see I have to stock up so I don’t run out and get tempted.
My something orange is my baby’s shampoo. You know how there are those things that make your heart skip a beat and make you want to have about a million babies… well baby shampoo is mine. Today was a serious bath day for my boy. After a crazy blow out this morning and his wild hair, it was about time. After he is bathed and clean it makes me want to carry him around in my pocket so I can smell like baby. Since I can’t do that it makes me want to hold him like one of those smelly markers and sniff all day long. One day he will realize that he and that shampoo are the reason why I will have more than one child. Oh yeah!