Day Seven

Day Seven and I’m feeling alright! I’m going to mark myself safe from the mood madness.

I’ll keep writing these for the thirty days because I definitely have other things to work on other than my mood and it’s kind of nice to share my day – no matter how mundane. Because let’s face it my husband, for the most part could care less about all of the little details and feels I put in here.

Slept in and pulled a double this morning to play catch up on those skipped workouts this week. Just as I suspected my workout area was full of dust/debris.

*Short explanation- husband was running wire in the basement then got all “I must clean this area” – shop vac filter apparently had a hole and was blowing all the dust and crap right back out. All over everything. He of course ordered a new filter and “cleaned” it up – but not how I’d clean it. My mat felt gross to the touch and I touch it and lay on it – so I vacuumed again and washed it before working out. Not something I would have been able to do on a School morning at 5am. So I guess it worked out.*

I made breakfast for Nate and I – then called him out of his “man cave” to eat with me. Other than feeding times that has been the only time I’ve seen this kid. It’s like I’ve been home alone with the pets. I did some Etsy Shop work on some new projects (wooden spoons and keychains today). I also FINALLY cleaned my desk. Sharing your office is the worst and it’s also a drop spot for all the crap that needs to be put away and sold on EBay.

I spent the rest of my day relaxing in the living room with my fur babies with the fire place glowing. It was nice to be able to watch what I wanted to watch on TV. That rarely happens here. Lots of Xbox and weird TV shows happen. Nate and I ordered Chinese for dinner when he emerged from his room and watched the Masked Singer. It was nice to spend time with just him, we hardly ever get to do that. We even got to see Fluffy (the bunny) binky (jump excitedly kicking his feet showing he’s super happy) for the first time. I think Fluffy is starting to feel like this is home.

The other half of my family should be home tomorrow morning at some point. So it will go back to crazy town in here!

Day Seven Gratitude: A quiet house all day with no yelling – other than at the dog to stop barking at nothing. LOL

XOXO

Day Two

Day two didn’t start the way I thought it might. I considered getting up with the alarm. Then shut it off and crawled back under the covers. We stayed up fairly late watching a movie and it is a day off. So I got up around 9am and head on down for my workout. Then I decided to do my hair and get dressed like I had somewhere to be. I took care of throwing together my meal plan for the week along with the shopping list for tomorrow. Healthy foods and snacks are on my list to help me stay successful in my secondary challenge of eating better.

I straightened my bedroom and office – wanting to keep moving while I did all the laundry. I also tried not to eat my way through the day today which is a new challenge of its own. Usually on days the kids are home I’m eating all day because I’m bored. But I also hate leaving the house so…. getting out and doing something doesn’t always work for me either.

It’s really hard to muddle through the day when you’re not feeling your best. Staying on task is a challenge because you feel like you want to nap or just watch tv. I caught myself a couple of times.

The plan for tomorrow is groceries, laundry and office work. Thanks for letting me share this with you. I know it’s not exciting – but it makes me feel accountable at the end of the day.

Today’s Gratitude: Being able to talk to my dad every night even if it’s only about the weather. ❤️

XOXO

Day One

As promised…here we go!

The rest of the day after my workout was fairly uneventful but I’ve settled on my action plan for tomorrow so that’s something right?

I plan to get back on track with 5am wake up and workout – even though there’s no school. I’m hopeful that will kick my day off in the right direction. During the day I have the usual laundry/housework I’ve put off – but then I’ve added cleaning the second floor of the clutter. This includes my office. I need to get back in the groove of work during the week – hopefully business will pick back up now that the holidays are over. I’ve also lost my mojo for my wood burning- my thought is clean office, clean workspace-creativity strikes?

Getting a grocery list and meal plan for shopping on Tuesday is on the agenda too. Nothing super interesting- however sharing will encourage me to follow through.

I’ll throw in one thing I’m thankful for each day –

Day One: The ability to see/feel something isn’t right and to start making changes to fix it.

Thanks for reading.

XOXO

Goodbye 2018…Hello 2019

As December came to a close I finished up my first round of Liift4 with my workout buddy Shannon. I never took before pictures but I did weigh and measure myself. However…I saw no difference or I should say no loss. I pretty much maintained my weight during the nine weeks (I know, it should be eight but we did week 5 twice). So I guess I should be happy with that considering the holidays. We finished the Friday before Christmas with the plan of starting Round 2 on Christmas Eve. I started the program as planned adding Jillian Michaels Killer Cardio on my Liift4 days. Turned out that my workout pal care down with something and I offered to do week one again so we could be in the same place in the program.

This time I took before pictures and measurements. Each Monday I will do the same. I also took some time to make my 2019 Goals rather than resolutions.

They seem simple enough but I struggle with 6/7. I’m not stuck on the number on the scale as I’m stuck on feeling comfortable in my body and my clothes. I’m heading into my 40th birthday and I already know I’m feeling better than I was at my 30th. But….I want to continue to feel better and look better because I’ve been carrying this weight around for too damn long!

I also committed to doing these sheets again to set shorter term goals for myself. These will help me stay accountable.

So this morning I’m kicking off another 8 weeks with Liift4 matched with cardio. I’m pumped and feeling hopeful that this time I’ll see results. Here’s the schedule I made for myself to bring me through this round.

Wishing everyone a very Happy 2019, May it be all you hope for!

XOXO

August Action Plan

That’s right…I’ve got an action plan! I have to keep trying until something sticks. Because I am sick and tired of feeling gross and being tired! I want to feel good and be active with my kids. They’re young and deserve an active mama. Because this girl has gotten LAZY this summer.

So I don’t know if this plan will be the one but I’m going to try it. The biggest change is me ditching the scale for the month. Im going to weigh & measure myself on August 1st, then put the scale away until September 1st. I’ve once again become dependent on that number on the scale. It then determines my attitude for the day. Which usually means my attitude will suck. (Insert eye roll here)

The rest is really just a recommitment to counting and burning calories and drinking water. I recalculated my BMR & AMR to help guide me on how much I should be eating and burning daily. Knowing I’d like to have a 1,000 calorie deficit daily to hopefully lose an average of 2lbs per week.

I’ve set up my journal for the month and I’m giving the goals a test run today.