January 2, 2008

I'm bored with myself

Let me explain... I'm just so darn bored of hearing myself talk about (in my head of course) what I want to do, what I'm going to do, writing the same old lists over and over, telling my husband what my *plan* is so that he wont bug me....and then never following through fully... sure, I've achieved some results, but most of it was half-assed and I'd still hang on to old habits, but hide them, so that they don't *count*. What a crock.

Anyway, I just completed a 2-week crap-eating regime of olympic proportions. I was out of control a lot of it....totally aware, and telling myself it was OK because as of January 1st, 2008 at the magical hour of midnight, I was miraculously going to say goodbye to my bad eating habits and couch potato-ness and become the poster child of health and hotness.

Uh huh. I knew I was bullshitting myself, but I ate anyway. And I gained 5 pounds. SOO not surprised, but SOO disappointed in myself.

In true list maniac form, I made a list of things I want to accomplish this year, and then I tucked it away and made a new list of things I want to achieve for the month of January. One month seems more attainable than a whole year, and being pregnant - things get a little wonky with the weight loss thing anyway, so I'm sticking to just trying to incorporate some healthy habits into my daily living. And since I feel that if they are *out there* in blogland, I will feel more accountable to them, here are my goals for January 2008. Ahem:

1) Bed by 11:30: This is a huge one for me... I've spent the last 6 months going to be past 1am - and this has not been condusive to feeling energized and motivated to do any form of exercise the next day - especially when one is woken up at 6:30am by 2 kidlets.

2) Daily exercise: I dont care what this is - it could be a walk to the park with the kids (and trust me the heart rate does NOT get into the fat-burning zone with a 3 year old in tow!!) or just leg lifts on the floor. I need to quiet the fat lazy girl and just do it. I truly believe the more energy you expend, the more energy you have.

3) NO bingeing or sneaking food. Critical.

4) 2 litres of water minimum a day. I'm close to this anyway, but dont keep close track and it's even more important now that there's someone else sucking me dry of H2O :)

5) Make realistic lists and follow through on them. Most evenings I make a list of things I want to accomplish the next day, and to my credit they'd be totally doable if I didn't have 2 kids, nap times to work around, 3 meals to make, cleaning and errands to run during a day. It's sadly comical how I still haven't learned my lesson on this one.

6) Eat a healthy diet. 'Nuf said.

7) Personal care: Trying to fit a shower, putting on a little make up, doing my hair, filing my nails, brushing my teeth, wearing clothes I feel good in instead of sweats and an old t-shirt.....well, instead of getting only some of those in, I'd like to make ALL of them a priority. I've fallen into the trap a lot of moms fall into, but it's no excuse... I wanna be a HOT MOM not a frumpy mummy!!

So that's it. I'm following the lead of some fellow bloggers and am putting stickers on my calendar to commemorate each day I follow my 7 cute little guidelines. I hope I can develop some good habits and then sustain them past the month of January...

So happy new fresh year everyone..... have loved reading all your new year posts and as usual don't know what I'd do without your awesome inspiration :)


Sonya said...

8) I will take it one day at a time, even one minute, one second at a time if needed.

9) I will not be too hard on myself if I have a day of slip ups. I will pull out my list again and re-read it and get back on track - the same day!

you might want to add those too!

Chubby Chick said...

"there's someone else sucking me dry of H2O." ROFL!!! OMG... that was funny! lol

I LOVE your list! I'm a list-maker, too. Good luck with all of your goals. I'm sure you can accomplish them!

Happy New Year! :)

Dee said...

Great list, and I totally agree with the personal care item. This is something that I really should try to work on too.

amma15 said...

and you definitely deserve to be a HOT MOM! Who knows maybe even a HOT GRANDMA one day!

noelle said...

ummmm, girl you have 2 little kiddos and are pg again. It's OK to not get it all done in a day.

I started making TO DO lists that were for my week instead of a day. Because there are days when you get nothing done because you have to hold a fussy toddler. And that is WAY more important than any cleaning or errand.

You have to take care of yourself well, too, my friend. It took me over 10 years to realize that eating a pint of ice cream on the couch at night is NOT taking care of myself well. Spending that time making yummy muffins for myself (that I freeze and defrost only to eat one at a time) or a good salad or soup is taking much better care of myself.

A walk to the park is NOT cardio for a mama I know. But it gets you out of the house. And standing pushing 2 kids on a swing is better than sitting on the couch for sure.

I have totally been there, remember? And I didn't always do it well either. One day at a time mama...

Sonya said...

hey...chubby chick just posted on her blog another person who has a weight loss blog who is also preggers.

I thought you might want to check out her blog so here it is...


you might find some support there.

Saweetie-Carleen said...

I like your list- keep on truckin!!

Have a good weekend!

Anonymous said...

i really need some advice on the 300 pounds and pregnant.

i'm desperate.n i know what the dr's have told me nut i really need to hear from someone who has 1st hand experience.

if you have a spare moment i would be more than thrilled to hear from you.


please and so very thankful,


Scale Junkie said...

I'm a list maker too, I just can't help myself.

As for the weight gain with pregnancy I have no personal experience but I can tell you that my friend was about 260 when she got pregnant and by following the diet her doctor gave her she had a safe and healthy pregnancy and actually LOST 15 pounds during her pregnancy and then another 10 in the week after giving birth to end up 25 pounds lighter by the time the baby was a week old. Talk to your doctor, I don't think you always have to gain weight with a baby when you start out on the larger side of things.

Diet Coke and Zingers said...

I'm bored with you too, because you haven't blogged in YEARS (okay, days, but still, it feels like years!)

TinyTrim said...

Great list! I've been thinking about you lately, hoping everything is going well for you. You're already a hot mamma!

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