Friday, April 24, 2009


I haven't got any exercise squeezed in yet. (and that sentence sounds like I'm illiterate... LOL)

I'm working days and nights, plus taking care of 3 kids and doing school stuff and church stuff. Ugh!

I've been doing ok on eating. I've been sticking to the no eating past 9pm thing and although I've been going to bed hungry and grouchy, I know it's something I need to do. Also, I have been only having one sweet in a sitting instead picking and picking at them.

Yesterday I had to take a salad and dessert to someone in my ward and I just bought them donuts instead of making something so I wouldn't be tempted to eat them (I had a horrible afternoon and would have chowed way too much). And I only made a really small batch of cookies for my kids' afternoon snack today so there was only enough for me to have two small cookies and the rest were for them. That way I don't have cookies floating around my house for days.

So... I'm making little changes! Baby steps, right?

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

9 Days!!!!!!!


I have been missing in action (literally) for a while now. When Angie first asked me to contribute to her blog I thought it would be a great idea. I figured it might help me stay accountable and such. Instead I fell of the Band Wagon!!! But as of 9 days I have excersied 45 minutes daily at the gym. I have watched a little of what I have been eating, and added water to my day.

I really love working out. I always have. I never understand why I don't do it when I start back. I really do feel better mentally if anything when I workout. It is really overcoming your flesh.

Here are some things that have helped me get back to working out.......

1. I found a time and made it an appointment. I just looked at my days of the week and I chose the best time for me and my family. Not what others do, but for my schedule.

~This has really helped me stick with it. It is just apart of the day now. I know it has been only 9 days but I really feel the kids getting into the routine a little.

We head to the gym at 8:40. I get there and the kids to childcare and start at 9:00 am. I am usually finished around 10:10. We head home and do our morning snack and get into the day. This works for me on Monday, Wednesday, Friday.

On Tuesday and Thursday I drop Hannah off at Pre-K and then Kyle and I head there it is about 9:15.

But Saturday and Sunday my husband agreed to let me go walk in the morning by myself on our road.

Lay your clothes out in the evening. I put mine on as soon as I get up. But if you work you have two options. Walk on your lunch hour. Or workout after work. So, you could put your walking shoes on ASAP on your break and head out walking. You could change into workout clothes before you leave even if you are doing a video at home this will make you have a little more drive.

One other thing is MUSIC! For you that walk, jog, run, or just whatever, you need some tunes. Get you some that get you going. You know those great 80's or Sweet Home Alabama. LOL! Great praise music. What ever your fancy.

These are just some things that have helped me out.

How do you stay dedicated to exercise? Share your tips.


Tuesday, April 21, 2009


I did ok. Not great, but not horrendous. I resisted the soda pop at work and I limited myself to one rice crispy treat at work and no other treats, even though there were TONS available.

At home I had two small brownies (at different times) and some low fat ice cream. Like I said, not great. But I did limit myself even though I really, really wanted more.

I drank a lot of water. Overall, blah.... but it is an improvement over what I've been doing.

Monday, April 20, 2009

I am Determined!!!

I have really got to buckle down! No more excuses! My husband has gone back to Nevada, I'm all done with play practices and it's time to lose some weight!

GOAL TIME!!! My goal is to avoid all beverages but water, to not eat after 9pm and to not have more than one helping of desserts or goodies! My work-out goal is to get in two work-outs of some sort a week.

I'm working 5 days and 4 nights a week for the next couple of weeks, so we'll see how it goes, but baby steps, right?