Monday, June 18, 2012


There's nothing quite so motivating as seeing a recent picture of yourself. Up until the moment you see yourself, you perceive yourself a certain way. And then, BAM, the picture sets the record straight (darn it.) But it's okay - as I just said above, there's nothing quite as motivating. Because a picture doesn't lie. It lets you see exactly what needs to be done. As a mother of two, and a caretaker of 3 (total) during the week, I find myself falling into the excuse "there is NO time", all the time. Uggh. The motivation to wake up at 5:30, before starting the day with the kids, is just non-existent. And I think that's okay. I need a little bit of sleep if I want to make it through the day with my little hooligans. So, what then? I need something quick, but yet effective. Something I can do here and there throughout my crazy days. And, as a nursing mother, I'm not quite ready to dive head first into a crazy, kick-my-butt, for-an-hour-a-day, workout. That can come later. So, I decided to turn to my friend "Pinterest." It has everything. EVERY-THING. I'm sure you all know that. And if you don't, please remedy that immediately. Anyway, of course there are plenty of pins that have different exercises you can do without machines or videos or a gym. So I found one that I think will work for me.

It's simple, self-explanatory, and effective. So this is my goal. To do this three times a day. I know it may sound trite to some, but a girl needs to start somewhere, right? So this is where I'm starting. I'm hoping that with doing this three times a day, it will burn around 300 hundred calories total, and get my heart rate up. And since it's fairly quick, I should have no problem squeezing this in during my day. (Here's hoping!) My second goal is to drink 10 (8oz) glasses of water a day. I'm thinking that can only help matters too, right? And my last goal is to be more aware of food choices. Choose fruits over sugar. Choose better grains and less salt. And of course, opt for less fat. So, why am I blogging about this? Why am I wasting your time with this seemingly unimportant stuff (to you)? BECAUSE. Because I'm a stay-at-home mom, and my kids aren't going to hold me accountable during the day. They aren't going to follow up with me to make sure I've done what I said I was going to do. If anything, they are going to try their hardest to distract me from getting done what I need and want to get done! So I'm putting it here. Where people can see it. And that is my accountability. I don't want to come day after day and admit that I've failed. I want to come day after day and say that I did it. And if I'm lucky, not only will I start feeling better, but when I see another picture, I might be pleasantly surprised with the truth I see there. So here's to my new journey...

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