The night before, you lay out your clothes (including socks), or sleep in them.
You've put a couple water bottles in the fridge the night before too.
Wake up to the alarm, turn it off, get out of bed get dressed.
It's cold, you're tired, but you've decided you want this.
You've already made lunches, had everyone get their things ready the night before, and gotten up an hour before the first one in the house is up, so quickly set the table for breakfast.
You go outside and walk/run. You don't care if it's cold, snowy or rainy. You must do something for yourself, and this is it.
You come home after your 10, 15, 30, 45 minute workout. Hey, anything is something more than nothing.
If no one is up, quickly jump in the shower.
If they're up, make sure they're eating and then go take a shower.
(Your day will go better if you have taken a shower before everyone leaves.)
Kids are off, you make yourself a bowl of oatmeal, and whole grain toast. Sit down at the table and eat. Still hungry? It's oatmeal, have some more and add some fruit.
While eating, you make a plan to stay busy during the times you are the hungriest. Call someone on the phone you haven't talked to on the phone, and fold laundry. Go to the playland at the mall, meet a friend at the park, go to the library, or run errands.
You don't forget to grab healthy snacks and stash them in your purse. You are allowed to snack, just on the right food.
Noon. Sure, you're a little worn out, but after a couple weeks of exercising, you'll be blessed with added energy. It's okay to take a nap or do something for yourself. Paint your toenails, shave your legs. Drink water.
1/2 before the kids get home, you make something you can all snack on together. Fresh veggies and fat free ranch? 94% fat free popcorn? Bran muffins? Pineapple?
Something quick and delicious.
Dinner has been thrown in the crock pot in the morning, or is planned out. You've thought about it ahead of time so you don't give into fast food or boxed meals.
After homework is finished, you make sure everyone makes their lunches, and lays out everything for the next day.
Before the Kids go to bed, they help you put the house to bed. It's so much easier to face the morning if you're not overwhelmed with housework.
After they go to bed, mommy time, you watch t.v. but you lay on the floor and do leg lifts or crunches. Maybe you sit and crochet to keep your hands busy. Maybe you choose to read a book instead.
You go to bed at a reasonable time because you know you have to wake up early.
You pray and give thanks for what you did accomplish, even if it wasn't perfect.
Tomorrow is another day to try again.
When you fall down, you get back up because you don't like staying on the ground.
Can't walk/run a mile or two? Get a calendar and work yourself up to it. Set a goal. One week you'll walk/run 1/4 mile, the next week you'll run 1/2, and so on. Make it a goal to run in a 5k this summer, or sign up for a fundraising walk and work towards that. Get someone to join you.
In four months, when summer comes you can either be heavier, the same weight, or skinnier. The good news is, you can choose which one you want to be.
“Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted”
I am not perfect. I gain weight, I lose weight. We all have bad days, weeks, months. The important thing is that you try to better yourself.
I'm going to have to give up the blog. It's been fun, but it's just not something I can keep up anymore. Hey, here's an idea! Why don't you start a blog about your weight loss? It just might give you the motivation you need.
Thank you and good night.