Day Five

Day five. Day five. Day five.

Woke up with what felt a full blown cold and skipped the 5am hustle in favor of bed. Again. But I felt better after being up and around for a while. I thought I might have talked myself into working out but used every minor inconvenience as a reason not to. 🤷🏻‍♀️

I ran errands and then enjoyed some birthday cake with one of the fun teachers from James school. It was nice to make the special visitor list for that.

Overall I’m still feeling better mood wise. I’m scheduled for a class at the gym in the morning for 9am. I don’t cancel those (mainly because they cost me money if I do) – so I’ll for sure be back in the workout game tomorrow morning. That also means I’ll probably come home and pull a double to catch up on some of the workouts I missed yesterday and today. It’s a slippery slope when you start missing workouts- it’s real easy to keep skipping them.

I’m looking forward to this weekend. I plan on doing some of my craft work to add some new items to my Etsy Shop. Al and James are going camping (I’m still trying to talk Nate into going too) so I can get some me time in.

Thanks for supporting me and following along.

Day five gratitude: Having a good support system of people that listen no matter what.

XOXO

Day Three

Keeping it going!

Day 3, didn’t go horribly. Woke up (on time), worked out, took a quick shower then snuck in a nap before having to get my little off to school. I even had a good hair day – bonus there – especially because my leggings and sweatshirt surely weren’t a match for it.

Got in the grocery shopping and some office work before picking up the kids. I thought the day was going to take an ugly turn when my hubby told me this morning that his mom lost 14lbs (in 20 days) one of Dr. Oz’a diet.

Knee jerk reaction I was pissed. Obviously because I’ve been riding the struggle bus continuously over here. BUT … instead of letting it ruin my whole day and then eating like it’s my last meal – I shifted my mindset. While eating my breakfast I decided that I’ve got to stop comparing myself to what she’s done because I can’t restrict myself like the plan she did. I’d lose 14 and gain 25 when I fell off the wagon. Instead, I’m going to lose weight my way (yeah yeah – stop laughing one day I’ll figure it out) – without restricting my diet. I just need to master the self control part. So while secretly hating everyone that loses weight – I came up with my plan – for at least the next 30 days. Try and maintain some self control. One bagel instead of two – that kind of thing.

Disclaimer- I’m happy my MIL lost the weight – kudos to her and I hope she keeps it up. The weight is hell on her joints and her health so anything that helps her feel better is a-ok in my book. I’m just a closet hater because I don’t have diet discipline…yet.

I felt my mood take a turn for the better tonight and I’d love to wake up feeling the same. It felt nice not to be a straight up grouch.

Day 3 Gratitude: Good hair days that make you look like you have yourself together.

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