Lazy Kind of Day

I think everyone needs a lazy kind of day every once in a while!  I am in desperate need of one of those and we’ll see how long it lasts today.  I am sitting in bed drinking my coffee shake and doing a little bit of work on the computer.  The kids are busying themselves with games already (all but my youngest who takes full advantage of Saturday mornings and usually sleeps until 10 or 11). 

Stress is such a powerful thing and totally threw this past week off hinge for me.  Yesterday I missed my workout for the first time in three weeks.  I was pretty upset with myself, but on the other hand, I caught up on housework and feel better about that.  Today was supposed to be my rest day from workouts so I just swapped them and will get my workout in later today.

Everyone enjoy your weekend, whether that means a well-needed lazy one, or a jam-packed fun one!  🙂

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Too Much!

Do you tend to always take on too much?  I know I do all the time!  I have always had a difficult time saying no when someone asks if I can do something for them.  I have had an overwhelming couple of days dealing with PTO stuff that I probably could have passed on to someone else.  It drives my husband absolutely nuts when I am working for other people when I should be spending time on our own things.

I am trying to lead a more simple life and teach my kids how to be less stressed.  By taking on so many frivolous things, I feel like I am letting my family down.  Yes, I love to help.  And yes, I will continue to help.  I just need to get to the point where I am able to help with little things here and there that won’t interfere with my family time in the evening and I do not feel overwhelmed.  Not only too much stuff, but stuff I don’t enjoy.  I always procrastinate so terribly bad on the things I don’t enjoy. 

So, tip of the day: Do not overwhelm yourself with work, even volunteer work, especially with things you don’t enjoy.  Keep life simple.  Learn to say no when you’re really not interested.

Feeling Gooooood!!

I just finished my workout for today, T25 Speed 1.0.  This was the third week I have done this workout.  The first week I felt completely awkward with it.  Week two I felt a little better but still felt like I couldn’t hardly keep up.  This week I was so close to nailing it!  It felt unbelievably amazing!!  I can feel my body changing.  I am getting stronger!  As a mother of four this is such an amazing feeling.  I skipped through the parking lot at school today with the kids.  I know it sounds silly, but I don’t think I ever would have done that before.  I feel confident and my kids are experiencing a wonderful, new mommy.

I can’t describe how much it means to know I am setting a good example for my kids, and allowing them to see the best mommy I can be.

Catch Up

I have a lot to catch up on!  I finished the 10-day challenge with a bang!  I only focused on my meal planning and staying within my calorie range.  I nailed it the entire 10 days!  I lost 4.6 pounds!!  It felt amazing!  So I am taking it one step further and I started a 60-day challenge, which has also been amazing.  This one I have combined the meal planning and calorie counting with 25-minute workouts 5-6 days a week.  I figured I can manage to fit in 25 minutes a day and so far I have!  I’m down another 4 pounds and have lost an inch off my waist!  Woohoo!  I haven’t been down to this weight in over 7 years, since before I got pregnant with baby number 3.  🙂

Anyway, I am feeling more motivated than ever right now to improve my life in multiple areas!  Hoping I can stay consistent throughout this 60-day challenge and continue to improve every aspect of my life.