Keeping Consistency

I know I had skipped 2 days of blogging, but to be honest… nothing too eventful happened in the past 2 days besides my daily, workout, go to work, pick up the kids, and make dinner and go to bed.

Today I did work out this morning like I had planned, went to work, picked up the kids and made dinner.

Not to say that the routine is a bad thing!

Keeping consistent is so important when you are incorporating a healthy lifestyle. It keeps you on track to making good decisions when there is temptation. Not to say that you can’t treat yourself once in a while, but it’s always important to remember why you are eating healthy, and why you exercise everyday. When you are consistent, you see improvement! It’s not a bad thing at all. And while yes, it is good to have spontaneity in life, always remember to make good healthy decisions majority of the time! :)

Some Days Are Wins, Others Not So Much

One win this morning was that I got up to workout like I had planned to. I was so happy I got it done and it was out of the way for the day.

Before I even got to work two things happened that I wasn’t too happy about:

  1. My crown fell out as I was flossing, resulting in a gap in between my teeth!
  2. My 3 year old didn’t want me to leave him at all, causing him to act hysterical as I left him with his grandparents for the day. Also, before that he was crying so much it caused his nose to start bleeding.

Happy Monday! Not really.

Fried egg cooked in coconut oil, chicken apple sausages from Trader Joes and Pan fried zucchini and cauliflower.
Fried egg cooked in coconut oil, chicken apple sausages from Trader Joes and Pan fried zucchini and cauliflower.

But at the end of the day, my crown was cemented back in, my 3 year old was happy to see me and I made a nice, healthy dinner, knowing that I had done what I wanted to do as well, which was make time to workout! As a busy working mom, routines are essential and planning out everything is vital to making sure you get things done!

I still rush out of the door in the mornings, heck, even leave the house with my oldest not wearing any shoes, but I am hoping to improve and be more organized.


2015 Goals

Sunday is a day for reflecting, at least for most of us. We go to church or take it easy.

I have been thinking a lot lately about my goals for this year. Not only for fitness, but overall.

I feel like this is the year I want to make fitness and health a priority for myself and my family.

I also feel that this year I want to grow more in my career and work on something that I can build upon for myself as well.

I also want to expand my network of people I know and be someone that is inspiring to them.

That’s it for now. I am looking forward to what this year will offer!

2 Kids = A Mental and Physical Workout

I have 2 boys. One soon to be 9 month old and a 3 1/2 year old. So you could imagine that I have my hands full. And they truly are. They keep me busy. Just when I think I could take a break to do something, one of them pops that bubble of that thought.

BreakfastConsidering that we had our first sleepover here at our new place, and my oldest and my nephew were playing until 1 AM, I didn’t get a full night’s sleep. This morning, I made breakfast and I definitely enjoy cooking on Saturdays. I don’t know what it is about Saturdays that make me crave pancakes, but I decided to make them. I knew that my nephew liked chocolate so I made these Dark Chocolate Pancakes from the Happy Herbivore Cookbook, along with Herbed Potatoes. Added some strawberries and whipped cream and breakfast was served. Making food from scratch is probably one of the things I find therapeutic in cooking, as well as making me feel better that I know exactly what was put in my food.

We had a birthday party to attend but we had to go to the mall beforehand because I needed to make some exchanges at some stores, as well as my sister needing to get something. Maneuvering two small kids in a Sit-n-Stand stroller, while dealing with one crying and one demanding things is just mentally tiring! But surprisingly, I was able to get what I needed to get done, and we were off to the birthday party, which was at a gymnastics center. The little one was carried by me most of the time, while I also had my eye on the older one. As we left the party, the older one was hysterical and having a meltdown in the car because he didn’t want to leave the party – which had already ended. It took me 5 minutes to get him strapped and buckled in his car seat! He’s a strong kid! Thankfully, the ride home became quiet as they both fell asleep.

Did I end up working out like I had wanted to? Nope. But I am not going to beat myself about it because I felt like I had a workout carrying the little one, pushing this heavy stroller around the mall and just mentally dealing with the demands of my little ones. Not complaining at all, because as I mom, I do what I have to do.

I found my scale this morning in one of our boxes and weighed myself. I am down 9 pounds from when I started working out in the beginning of December! Also, I was able to fit in one of my pairs of jeans from my pre-pregnancy days! So I guess you can say those were my wins today! I am determined to fit even better in some of my other pairs! Yay! It’s those things that make me want to keep going.