Monday, November 12, 2012

Catching Up and Recommitting

So I decided I had to catch up on blogs before I wrote this post this morning and I finally did.  I even commented on most of them.  I apologize for being a neglectful blog buddy...I'm hoping that ends today.

The weekend was good albeit too short.

They shipped Hubby's car Thursday so Friday Hubby had to come pick me up from work.  He and the girls got to hang out in downtown Tempe for a little bit while I finished things up.  Hubby and I have so many memories of Mill Avenue as we both went to college at ASU and I've worked down here for 8 years now. Here is my youngest with one of the big rabbits down here:

Saturday, Hubby's friends threw him us a going away party.  It was mostly for him...but that makes sense as he leaves this Saturday and I'm here for another month.  I didn't invite any of my friends even though I could have because it seemed silly since I'll still be in AZ for awhile.  Anyway...I did get a couple pics of the evening...

Looking at these pictures now, I have redonkilously big arms!!  Seriously...I didn't realize they were so big!  Eeewwww...they're like ginormous man arms!

Sunday was spent mostly lazing around the house as Hubby and I were a bit hung over and the girls were overtired from having fun cousin Taylor babysit them Saturday night.  We got virtually nothing done but the house is clean and most of the laundry is done so I'm calling it a success.
My niece and Lori sleeping in

This morning, I'm at work even though it's Veteran's Day and the rest of my office has off.  I'm hoping to get a little caught up and I'll be able to use a floating holiday later this year when I really need it during the move. Of course I've spent this first bit reading blogs but I'm also getting a bit of work done in between so whatevs.  :)  For breakfast, I had a peppermint stick clif bar.  It was fantastic.  While certainly not paleo or particularly healthy, at least it was organic.  LOL.  I also abstained from Starbucks as is the plan until the weekend.

One thing that became painfully obvious this weekend is that I must EVERYTHING.  Not just the weight loss stuff, although that's a big part of it (I am up 10 lbs from my lowest).  Mostly to the well being stuff.  Every time I have eaten like crap this past month, my stomach has hurt and I have felt sick.  I have felt tired and rundown and just not good.  My body is rejecting the shitty food so why do I continue to eat it?  So I sent Hubby off to Sprouts today to buy some good wholesome food for me to eat this week.  I need to take care of my body because I just feel so much better when I do, physically AND mentally.  I think we really underestimate how taking care of our physical bodies can also keep us mentally stable.  So what am I recommitting to?  Here we go:

I'm recommitting to eating healthy, wholesome foods 90% of the time.
I'm recommitting to Starbucks only once a week.
I'm recommitting to bringing my breakfast and lunch from home.
I'm recommitting to making better choices both at home and out to eat.
I'm recommitting to doing my daughters' homework with them throughout the week as opposed to the day before it's due (oops!  I've gotten bad about this and it just leads to more stress).
I'm recommitting to staying up on the household chores.
I'm recommitting to sticking to my to do lists and not procrastinating.
I'm recommitting to finding time even just a few minutes a day to remind myself of all the good things I have going on in my life.
I'm recommitting to getting OUTSIDE with my girls more often than not.
I'm recommitting to blogging.  I will support others in this journey, look to blogs for inspiration like I did in the beginning and post to my own blog at least 3 times a week for accountability.

Things I'm letting go to a certain extent because at this point, they may just cause me more stress than I can handle:
I'm letting go of the notion of exercising at the gym 4 times a week.  I will try to get there when I can and be active when I can but this is getting so much harder as Hubby leaves.  I will focus on food more to make up for this.
I'm letting go of my 5th 5k of the year.  I set the goal to do 5 5k's this year.  I have done 4.  The last one was supposed to be in November or December and while there are plenty of options...I simply don't have the time nor the babysitters to get this done.  I'm OK with this.  4 and a Warrior Dash is nothing to be ashamed of.
I'm letting go of my disappointment with not reaching my weight loss goal for the year.  It's November.  It ain't gonna happen.  I have not been living the way I need to in order to reach my goal and I'm OK with that.  I've already got some good stuff planned in 2013 to get me there.

For those States side, I hope you all have a wonderful veterans day and remember those who served for our freedom.  Regardless of how you feel about the current state of our military and whether it's necessary for us to be in all these foreign countries, fighting other people's battles, support our troops and their families.  They're making the sacrifices so that we don't have to.


Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Happy Veterans Day! I'm glad you guys had a great going away party.

I'm with you on the recommitting - I signed up for MyFitnessPal this morning!

Robyn's Nest said...

Glad to hear you are recommitting. I am with you!

Connie O said...

My niece went to ASU, so I know Tempe a little, especially that part of it. It was always fun to visit her there.

Your recommitting list sounds a bit daunting to me, but I wish you the best of luck with it. Letting go of some things at the same time is a very smart idea.

responsibility199 said...

Had a great Veterans Day! Without our vets, we wouldn't be able to enjoy the freedoms we have today.

Your, letting go of disappointment, brilliant! No need to hold on to disappointment. Let it go, hold on to learnings, and do what you've done all over this post; recommit!

There is brilliance all over this post!!