Saturday, January 05, 2008

I'm going to do it!

Posted by Mandy at 5:41 PM
So, the holidays are over, spring is just 3 months away, and in a few more months the "I just had a baby" excuse is going to sound quite silly. Yep, I'm doing it. I'm back in action! Sickness, no sleep, and holiday goodies had me down and defeated for a while, but I'm back up and rearing to go! I'm GOING to lose these last 10 pounds. I've pulled out ALL of my exercise videos. From kickboxing to Pilates, from step aerobics to yoga. I've been doing one a night for the past 3 nights and will do the same here on out, just like I did pre trying to get pregnant and pre having the miracle baby. Time to get back to me again. I feel SO good already. Just taking 30 minutes to an hour a day to exercise.. all for ME! Every mom should do it. It's amazing what an attitude change it gives me and how energized I am. I literally drag myself to the dvd player to pop something in... dreading each workout. "I'm sooo.... tired." "I only got 3 hours of sleep, total, last night." "It's just going to make me more hungry...." But, low and behold, as soon as I finish I feel FAB-U-LOUS! It's hard finding the time, I won't lie to ya. Clayton's back on working as much overtime as possible (paying off credit cards is our top priority right now... we're really doing great too!) so I'm here alone with the kids A LOT. But, once I get Sam down for a nap I banish the kids from my workout area and threaten them with their lives if they wake the baby or fight with each other or otherwise interrupt me during MY 30 minutes. Ahh... bliss. I've thrown away almost all of the junk food in the house. I just have a few plain M&M's on hand for emergencies. (which come up at least once a day... but a handful does the trick!) Adding more protein to my diet, and back to organic and natural foods. White stuff is being phased out again. (much to my husband's dismay) Tonight I made tacos and was thrilled to discover that Wally World now carries a whole wheat tortilla wrap and it's delicious!! I could eat them plain to be honest. I'll slowly replace most beef with turkey. Apple slices with peanut butter will replace crackers with cheese. So, if you see me in the produce section, look out! I'm on a mission. I get serious around grapes, cucumbers, apples, and celery! And, if you notice that I'm slowly shrinking down to my old self, don't hesitate to give me a pat on the back. Seriously... it's HARD to get into a healthy lifestyle again and anyone that succeeds at it deserves a hug or something. I'll make sure to give you one if you follow my lead and do the same! Come on... I'll do it with you! I'm full of good healthy living advice, even if I don't always follow it myself. lol


WendyJanelle on Saturday, 05 January, 2008 said...

I'm right there with you, sister. I just bought enough apples, bananas, grapefruits, fresh Spinach to stock a small grocer. I'm also tryingt o phase out the white stuff. We eat too much pasta, even if we do put LOTS of veggies with it.
I've been price-matching my meat lately. It's great. I got skinless frozen chicken for a fraction of the price by using an ad from another store. Wal-Mart will price match any current ad, as long as it's not an actual coupon.

WendyJanelle on Saturday, 05 January, 2008 said...

And consider yourself patted on the back for the exercise videos and the pound you just lost. YEA!

Jim on Saturday, 05 January, 2008 said...

Great story. Thanks for sharing. I'll see ya in the produce section. I'll be the guy looking at the salad greens. Just don't let me drift over to the fried chicken area, please.

Mommatude on Saturday, 05 January, 2008 said...

I know it IS hard!!!I dont think my hubby would ever completely go without the white flour-I did get him to transfer to whole wheat pasta though.I am the one who holds back on the Turkey,I can take it in meatloaf but as just hamburgers-I dont like it.Beef is my favorite...LOL.My problems are usually butter,cheese,sauces and gravies.Just call me southern.I,myself,cut us down to skim milk-no one seems to mind that one.My biggest problem?I HATE FRUIT!LOL

I have much respect for a woman who has three children and is as tiny as you are-You are doing a great job!!!

Mommatude on Saturday, 05 January, 2008 said...

I knew you would-if anyone,you would,that time is just ticking away from me....:(

jeanne on Sunday, 06 January, 2008 said...

I like your blog...sounds like you have a full and fun life! Your profile says you live in Afghanistan? jeanne

Rosjuane on Sunday, 06 January, 2008 said...

Umm well I too started the exercise thing. I'm going to be hard core about it, but the food is a totally diffrent story. I'm trying to eat better, but it is still not great.

Anonymous said...

argh, i just commented and lost it!

me too, girl! you know me - not so good at the excercise unless i have a machine or a track, but i must fix the eating. i completely slipped over the holidays!

jeanne on Monday, 07 January, 2008 said...

I found you on a blog by Jim called 'no more diet excuses.' He commented to my blog, I went to his and found quite a few links....yours among them. :)

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