It’s Been Downhill Since Monday

If only it was that easy!

On Monday, I was on top of it all. I made lunches Sunday night, I worked out at 5 am, and I was showered by the time I had to wake up the preschooler/teenager for school. I was Wonder Mom!

On Tuesday, I slept in. Still managed to shower! But I applied so much dry shampoo that my hair was white and turned oily in the afternoon. It wasn’t pretty, guys.

Today, I slept in again. Showered, again, before 6:30 and I blow dried my hair this time! I didn’t get my workout in, though. I wanted to do barre, but it looks like I’ll be walking at lunch instead. Which isn’t so bad, I just wanted more.

I’ve definitely had to learn how to be flexible after becoming a mom. I’m a planner and I get very uncomfortable when things don’t go as planned and when schedules get off course. As a mom, I have to realize that I’m just more tired and busy than I used to be, and that’s okay. Life is crazy and not like it was in my early twenties.

This week is just one of those where I have to go with the flow and figure things out on the fly. A walk instead of a barre workout isn’t the end of the world. I mean, I get to spend extra time with my dog! There’s always tomorrow for more. 🙂

How do you deal with life’s schedule changes, either big or small?



Weigh In – 7/6

Weight Change: -1.4 lbs

Starting Weight: 139

Current Weight: 130.8 

Goal Weight: 125

So today was weigh in day, again. Funny how they sneak up on you like that. But after attending a couple of BBQs for the holiday weekend and dealing with my new back-to-work schedule, I’m surprised I did so well. Honestly, I didn’t try that hard the past week. I still tracked, but I was also very lazy with what I ate (had my hand in the animal cracker bag too often). I really think I’m still losing easy baby weight (my son is 3 months old) and it’s going to get harder very soon. I need to buckle down and focus.

Today’s meeting was all about being assertive. Now I am NOT an assertive person. I’m very quiet. While I’ve become more vocal since having kids, I do most of my speaking up on their behalf and remain quiet when it comes to myself. This needs to change. I need to put on my big girl pants. ugh.

So in honor of being more attentive to myself, I’m listing out goals that I want to accomplish this week. If anyone gets in my way, hopefully I’ll remember about this week’s meeting topic and be a voice for myself.

Hopefully these goals will carry on to weeks thereafter, but…baby steps. 🙂

  • Don’t eat off my toddler’s plate.
  • Measure/count and track EVERYTHING.
  • Work out 5 days this week.
  • No Diet Coke or flavored sparkling water that looks healthy but isn’t because it’s also loaded with chemicals.

Next Thursday I’ll be back to update you all on my goals. I know I’m not perfect, but at least two better be checked off.

What goals did you set for yourself this week?