Sometime, way back when, I had shared my biggest loser post about my struggle with getting into shape. Well, after that post, I was all into whipping myself right....for about 3 weeks straight. Then, it started tapering off for a while. I started working out a little less. I had backslid. Isn't Jesus married to the back slider, though? I was, however, still eating better. Not a complete failure.
So I needed to asses some things. I needed to check myself. What is constantly trying to hold me back from the cover of Fitness Magazine?
Problem #1 - No energy
Solution - Go to bed earlier, stop trying to do everything, it's okay if the kids are making a mess, leave it
Problem #2 - A jealous toddler
Solution - Wait until he is asleep
Problem #3 - There is so much I should be doing while the baby sleeps - clean up,exercise, laundry, working, showering, resting, paying bills, and blogging of course.
Solution - Something is just not going to get done. The shower isn't one of them.
Problem #4 - We are hardly ever home. (irony of a stay at home mom)
Solution - Unless I get a Fred Flinstone car that I have to run in and burn those calories, I haven't found a solution yet.
Problem #5 - Sweet
Solution - Stop buying it!! Duh! Well, I have to admit this sucked. There's nothing like wandering into the kitchen at 10:30p.m. looking for sweet snack and realizing you didn't buy anything. It helped though.
Problem #6 - No concrete schedule - just saying it wasn't enough. I needed to see it: the what, when, and how.
Solution - It is in my calendar like bills. ( I'd like for those to disappear .)
Problem #7 - No time
Solution - Well, we make time for something we really want. Don't we? Hmm..Excuse for me time? WHOO- HOO! I really do need that.
It actually hasn't been that bad. So every Friday, I shall dutifully post my success, fails, encouragement, sarcastic rants, Godly motivation, workouts, eating habits - the good and bad (hopefully there won't be too much bad), and whatever I'm feeling on this journey to being a
So remember: Mind over matter and cupcake and cookie and ice cream and chocolate. There. We can do it. Well, you're probably already doing it. I'll play catch up.
Have a great weekend!