I have one daughter who fills my life with more joy then I could of ever expected. I have an amazing husband who supports every aspect of my life and who I love dearly. I work out of the house full time, which makes my time with my family very prectious!
Today as I was coming into work - there was a lady who was driving around looking for a close parking spot. I go up to the 3rd floor to get the exercise. Then while walking in I noticed she was carrying her gym bag. As we walked through the lobby - I saw she was taking the elevator... I was taking the stairs. I was thinking to myself how odd it is that she is going to work out at some point in the day and she is not making decisions that compliment that. So, I am going to look at the choices I make this week and see if they align with my goals. If not, I will need to make some adjustments!
OkOk - so I have been a slacker and not keeping up with my blog how I intended to. So, I will give it another shot. Yesterday I made a commitment to TS (friend) and DH that I would re-commit for 40 days... I can do this. For 40 days I will be 100% with my food and get in 30 min of cardio. Now, the cardio will not always be intense and might be 2 15 minutes walks, but none the less I will do it. Yesterday was day 1. I made it! I won't say that it was easy as there are temptations all over the place. It feels as though there are more temptations now then there were at Christmas time. I think that is because at Christmas I was prepared for the temptations, now they are not as planned. Someone might bring in cookies or a treat here and there... they have good intentions. I just need to be prepared to say NO. I can and will do this and see where I end up in 40 days...
That is how much I want to lose from today. I am not sure how I will get there but am determined to get there!! I made a commitment to my husband that I would get there this year... and I intend on keeping that word. So, I need to buckle down and do what it takes to get there. I know I will feel great when I do get there... it is just hard to think of all at once. So, I am going to start setting 5 lb goals... and go from there!
We started our hour of DD time last night. She was so excited for me to go play with her in her play room. We played with books, puzzles then went downstairs and colored. I forgot how much fun coloring can be! The time with her was wonderful and I truly enjoyed myself. I look forward to our hour tonight. I wonder what she will have us doing?
I did get up and work out this morning. I was not up at 5 but none the less got up and worked out. It was hard to get out of bed. Knowing I wrote my commitments down yesterday and would be blogging about them made me do it! It feels good to have that done with and know I can spend the time with my family tonight.
I have been thinking for a while now I need to define my goals so I can measure progress. When I say goals, I am including weight loss, family, work - everything. The thought of defining these and writing them down is overwhelming! The first that comes to mind is the one that is closest to my heart and one I struggle most with. I am a little embarrassed to even admit that I struggle... I NEED to spend more time with my daughter. I know that she won't be 'little' for long and I don't want to ever look back with regrets. When she is not around, I miss her. When she is around, I always feel like there are things I need to get done. I need to get better at putting 'my' things aside and putting her first. She is amazing and deserves my undivided attention as much as I can give it to her. My goal is to set aside 1 hour every night for her. This is her time to do what ever she wants to do. This time will be outside of dinner, bath and getting ready for bed. It will truly be spent the way she wants to spend it. This leads me to my next goal and that is to get daily exercise in. If I make my dd a priority, I need to get up in the morning and get this done so it will not interfere with my time with her. My goal is to get in 60 min of exercise in every morning. So, starting tomorrow morning, I need to get up at 5 to get this in. When my alarm goes off tomorrow morning I need to remember these goals and get my butt out of bed!! Another person I hold near and dear to my heart is my DH. He is truly amazing and supports all my crazy ideas. I need to make my time with him more of a priority. I just need to vocalize when there is something I want to do, or time I want to spend with him. I am going to start planning date nights with him. There are some that I want to be dinner/out of the house activities... but I want to be creative and find things for us to connect at home. The last but not least that comes to my is my dog, she needs more attention. When she get attention she is a different dog. I try to get out and walk her when the weather is nice and need to continue this as we move into spring.
My goal is to log in every day and blog on my progress to these goals. I want to always have these goals on my mind as I move through the day to make sure I am doing what I can to achieve these.
Well, I did it - I finally broke down and got the GowearFit Armband that I have wanted. This tells me how many calories I burn in a day. In addition, it tells me the number of steps taken, how long I sleep & my sleep efficiency! I have only had this since Saturday night but I am addicted. I love being able to see how active (or not) I have been through the day. Sunday I cleaned the house with DH and then took the dog for a walk. The rest of the day was spent being lazy. Yesterday - I ran for 25 minutes and did JM30 Day Shred - and at the end of the day burned almost the same amount of calories! WOW!! I didn't know I was that sedentary during the day...