Tuesday, January 25, 2011
Saturday, January 22, 2011
Friday, January 14, 2011
Ouch! Yep, that was me falling off the treadmill – hard. This Holiday Season was very hard to stay on track with exercise and eating right. I have reasons
justifications ok excuses, here are just a few…
- Not feeling well
- Getting ready for company
- We have company
- Holiday shopping
- Have to bake cookies
- Have to wrap presents
- The kids are home – Snow Day
- The kids are at school
I know if I don't exercise regularly, I don't make good food choices. When I don't make good food choices, I don't feel well. It's two weeks post holiday season and I'm back on the treadmill. I haven't exercised regularly since, well…Is Labor Day part of the "Holiday Season"?
I wasn't able to just pick up where I left off. I'm a bit discouraged and I really want to just push myself. If I push too hard I'll either burn out or get worn down and get sick again. I'm setting my goals, mainly consistency, putting one sneakered foot in front of the other, and soon I'll get back to where I want to be.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
That's not possible! I was shocked by the total. But the numbers don't lie. I am even more committed to be more mindful of our spending.
I'm not going to stop shopping, with young kids and trying to eat as much fresh food as possible, that just isn't a realistic goal. A realistic goal is to pay attention to what we are shopping for and not just running out to pick up every little "need". The first action step was to do a "stock up" trip on health and beauty products. When I get out the back-up item I can put it on the list. The next step is to make lists, lists and more lists.
I also found these stores in town, they're called grocery stores! They have food and cleaning items but no electronics, toys, clothes or crafts, all the areas that get me into trouble. I can go in get my groceries and get out! Woo hoo! This is another strategy I'm going to use to eliminate trips and extra purchases from the Stuff Mart.