Archive | July, 2012

Finding motivation

29 Jul

The past five weeks since my husband left have not been the health and fitness success I had hoped they would be.  Granted, I’m eating less meat and smaller portions but the junk is still there!! Not to mention the lack of exercise as well :-X  This is pretty bad considering that 1) I work in the health and wellness industry and 2) For several years I managed to maintain a really good lifestyle that just seemed to stop when I had my daughter.

I need to get it together mentally, if not for myself than for my daughter.  I have pretty good control over what she eats now and her play time, but what happens when she’s older and I don’t?  I don’t want her thinking that sitting around eating junk and barely exercising is ok because mommy does it.  I need to be the better example.  I need to do what I did before and have pre-ready healthy snacks and other things available instead of reaching for a cookie because it’s convenient.  I can get just as much sweetness from a melon as I can a cookie, and I can get fiber with the melon too.

As for the exercise… I like to exercise.  I love how I feel during and after a good session.  It’s just making sure I make time for myself to go.  Reminding myself that it’s not a waste of gas to get there if it’s beneficial to my health.

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Night time musings…

14 Jul

This deployment business still has not fully hit me yet.  He’s been gone almost a month and, much like my 4 year old, I keep getting up in the morning waiting for the “come get me” text that I know is not coming.  It’s not that I don’t miss my husband, I really do, I just haven’t really acknowledged that he’s gone for a long time.  It’s been a crazy year for that.

Despite the guilt I’m feeling over this, I suppose it is somewhat better to be in a subconscious state of denial than a blubbering I-can’t-function-without-my-man-at-home mess.  I know there is a middle ground in there somewhere but maybe where I am is the middle ground.  It’s not that I don’t care, it’s that I’m denying the reality.  Our daughter just isn’t old enough to understand.

Either way… I’m establishing a routine for us and haven’t varied greatly.  I also need to get my butt back in the gym for mommy time.  Exercising is my zone out time and I need to get back to it 🙂