Thursday, April 11, 2013

Day 3 - So Close...

I went to the gym and walked a mile and then did a great 15 minute yoga stretch/workout.

And then I went home and had a glass of wine. Or two. And a half. Damn it. And some left over Easter candy. Maybe some potato chips. Ugghhh.

Dinner was healthy though, left over salmon and broccoli and that's what Baby A had for dinner too, she loved it! I'm so glad she got her daddy's eating genes. She'll eat just about anything I put in front of her.

Today I won't be able to make it to the gym because I need to start the gathering process for our trip on Saturday. Have to pick up supplies today since Friday afternoon will be spent cleaning and packing.

I will do a yoga workout this evening. I have no idea what's for dinner but I only have one glass of wine left in the bottle.

Gotta get back on track and find my willpower. Not sure where I left it.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Day 2 - Done and Done!

I went to the gym last night and ran/walked a mile and a half! I'm definitely feeling it this morning but I love it!

We were also out the door ahead of schedule this morning and I am just feeling so on it! Yay me!

We're taking a vacation next week so the gym thing won't happen, but we'll still be talking daily walks with Baby A and the dogs and I"m bringing my yoga mat so I can still make that part of my goal. And really, I need to be doing more stretching and strengthening anyway, my body is so tight right now. I need to stretch out and get my mobility back. It's hard to touch my toes which is horrible considering I should be able to put my nose on my knees, easily.

I am looking forward to the vacation. Mostly as a vacation from the alarm clock. I really detest the alarm clock. I don't actually mind getting up at 5:15, if only we could find a way to do it without using the alarm.

I have to start putting my lists together for this weekend. The Baby A list. The dog list. The food list. My list. All those lists. Lists of my lists.

I plan on going to the gym after work again today and doing a lighter walk, probably only about 10 or 15 minutes and then a longer stretch afterwards. Left over Salmon for dinner (seriously love this recipe) and will even give a little to Baby A and see what happens.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Day 1 Done.

I admittedly started the exercise portion of this endeavor a little slow. But, I did a 20 minute yoga workout last night, while Baby A was still awake. It kind of adds a new challenge to the workout with her crawling around and between my legs and then running at me full speed and jumping onto my back or stomach. But I did it. I had a relatively healthy dinner and one glass of wine.

This morning, I was out the door more than 10 minutes earlier than normal. Not only was I out the door earlier than normal, but I was even earlier than my standard 'on time' departure expectation. I consider 'on time' to be anything between 7:20 and 7:25 in the morning. Anything after 7:25 is late, I usually leave around 7:27. Today I was in the car and pulling out of the garage at 7:15. I spent the whole drive wondering what I forgot to do. Haven't figured it out yet. Mostly I'm just glad both Baby A and I are dressed and our lunches were packed.

This evening, I will leave work at 4:15 and go to the gym where I will run/walk for at least a mile and then stretch afterwards. I will get Baby A and head home to make a salmon dinner with steamed broccoli and then have my one glass of wine not before 8:30.

That's the plan. I will make it happen.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Thankful Post #14 - Mama T

I am so very, very thankful that we found Mama T to watch our daughter while we're at work. I, like so many other working moms, have so much guilt that I can't be home with Baby A every day and raise her the way my mother was able to be home with me and my sister. At the same time, I love my job. I love the company I work for and the people I work with. I have been here for over 10 years and they're such a huge part of my life.

Having a wonderful daycare to take Baby A to everyday makes it just a little easier. Mama T is a no nonsense, straight talking, farm girl. She's been running her daycare out of her house for almost 30 years. She has children my age and grandchildren Baby A's age. And, Baby A loves her. Runs to her every morning with her arms outstretched for a hug. It is so heart warming as a mom to see that love from the person who watches her during the day and is responsible for a significant portion of her schedule and habits.

I get compliments on Baby A all the time, how social she is, how well she eats, how well she sleeps. We don't have fits over naptime. We eat all our vegetables. We went to a party last weekend and she played with everyone. Every time I receive a compliment, I praise Mama T. She has been so instrumental in helping me maintain control in our house and not letting Baby A turn into a tantrum queen. Baby A is so strong willed and I know we are going to butt heads at every corner but I know that with Mama T, I have a fighting chance.

She's such a strong influence in Baby A's life and I am so thankful that we have her.

Time to get real

I have been so lazy lately. Lazy promotes lazy and excuses promote excuses. I have started gaining weight again. I'm drinking too much, eating too much (stupid Easter candy) and feeling utterly sorry for myself.

I should be 5 months pregnant, but I'm not.

I thought I'd be pregnant again by now, but I'm not.

Instead, I sit around and wish my pants fit better, or I think it's not worth trying to get into my summer clothes since I'll be pregnant soon, right?

Wrong. A bad attitude is never a reason.

Time to nut up or shut up, not that that particular phrase really applies to me, technically, but you get the picture.

I have my gym bag packed with three days worth of clothes and I have lunches packed for me and Baby A for the whole week. Granted I was still late out the door this morning, even with packed lunches, but that is going to change.

I will go to the gym, or do a 20-50 minute yoga workout at home, every day for the next 90 days. That's my goal. Yoga work out depends on Baby A's naps, but I will get at least 20 minutes in.

I will lose 5 more pounds.

I will have ONE glass of wine after Baby A goes down for the night and NOT start drinking as soon as we walk in the door after work.

I will start measuring my dinner calories again and planning my meals to stay within the daily 1300-1500 range. My breakfast, lunch and snacks are all still fine, those haven't changed much, but my dinners have gotten lazy.

Maybe I will be pregnant in the next month or two, hopefully I will be, but I"m not going to stare at my half a dozen pairs of summer capri pants that don't fit and wish my way into them. Baby A is over 18 months old, no more excuses for these last few pounds.

I will make time for me.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Thankful Post #13 - ??

I have not been feeling overly Thankful this past week. I think I'm going to take a pass on this one. Not sure if that's allowed, but considering this is my project, I can make the rules up.