This is the first Thanksgiving through Christmas that I have tried to live a healthy lifestyle. Well let me tell you, it is tough!!
Now before you start shaking your head thinking "girl, you should just have some self control". It's not about just having self control. It's a lot about -scheduling!!!
After all if I am still trying to accomplish the following: get girls up, make lunch, fix 2 sets of girls hair done (that's not counting my own), chauffeuring 3 girls to school, hitting the gym, getting cleaned up, laundry, picking up the girls,homework, dinner & practice, trying to count my calories, drink more water and try to get 7 hours sleep ( so I can loose tummy fat) now the holidays are upon us, & now I am trying to add crafting, wrapping gifts, baking, cleaning, hosting celebrations, going to fun get togethers etc..).
Whew! I tell you what I have learned somethings that I will do differently next year.
1). Simplify some
2). Craft through out the year -do not wait to try to do it all in one month.
3). Make a plan!!
4). Make cute tags ahead of december.
5). Be prepared to take off only 2 days before company. But plan on an alternative exercise workout at home.
All those may seem so simple and so common sense to you all. However. I am used to trying to do it all, and I tell you you can not do it all ALL the time. You have only so many minutes in a day and you have to choose! If you want to have time to snuggle with your babies, dance with your husband, curl up and read a good book. (which I know I do!) You just have to Have a plan. It's ok I doubt your family thinks your super women, nor do they expect you to be. So take a deep breathe and make a plan. If you mess up-don't sweat it just get back up, "after all you don't get tackled sitting on the bench". ( I like that quote but I am sorry I do not know who said it).
I believe I can be healthy but it does take a plan, it takes a positive outlook, & persistence!!
How do I stay positive - I remember when I was taking in some 3xl size sweaters to a size Large. That makes me stay positive! I remember where I have come from.
So the 1st Noel trying to be healthy has had some speed bumps, I put on 3 pounds since Thanksgiving. (the scale goes up 3 pounds, down 2, up 1 down 3) But if I can keep it under a 4 pound gain I will be satisfied. I have to live and will hit it hard and tackle that last 40 pounds in 2012!!
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