Random rainy day monday here at the house.... not only am I trying to potty train my almost three year old but I'm preparing my six year old's schedule for kindergarten.... what fun we are having today.
So normally I am a really private person... about most things anyway. But as things seem to be... I need some accountability.
SO here goes...
After having my now almost six year old and almost three year old... I have gained over 50 pounds. Okay honestly... even before kids I had kids I gained WAY too much.... you know the drill... you get married, get happy, settled in a lifestyle with more money, no longer college kids living from what little earnings you make at your "temporary job." Then you start getting accustomed to eating out, grown up parties (minus the cheap booze, but not minus the booze)... only sadly as we get older things don't seem to happen that quickly.
For example.... now that I'm (OMG) over 30 the weight doesn't just disappear in one week... the scale (UGH) never moves regardless of how good I think I'm doing. Soooo that being said... I decided it's time for confessional. Though I'm not catholic, it's time to broadcast this shit on line. Maybe... just maybe.... NO FOR REAL THIS TIME. I'm gonna kick this in the bootay... this weight I've been carrying around for what seems like forever.
I can no longer blame pregnancy. The comments of "Oh you just had a baby" don't work in my case anymore (three years later)... so it's time. Past time...
I have been eating so much better for the past two years, clean eating... for sure not enough though. SO the buck stops here!!! From now on everything that I eat is going to be broadcasted on instagram... I'm logging everything into my fitness pal. And my ass is going to work out consistently.
Because I've got two very good reasons to do this... not just for myself... and all those cute clothes that dang it I want to buy! But two kids that are watching me everyday... watching my choices... whilst I'm not as worried about my son so much... I don't want to teach my little girl bad habits.... we women put up with enough shit in our lifetime... I want to teach her healthy habits, as well as loving her body... regardless of what it looks like.
So basically here's the breakdown:
Starting weight: 223
Goal Weight: 160 (I'm going healthy here not a freaking stick)
Let's do this shit! Who's with me??? If you are follow me on IG and send me an email... I'll help you as best I can!
Well really only one thought that I have today after taking an eight hour road trip to Arkansas this past weekend. WTH is up with restaurants and gas stations not having a diaper changing station?? I know that some people probably don't notice this due to the fact they don't have someone in diapers.
But seriously.... WTH? I had to changed my little girl in the back of the van in the middle of the parking lot. This has happened repeatedly and not just with her as a child either. I had problems with this issue when I had my son.
I have even tried to scout new restaurants and newer looking gas stations. Sometimes those have not had a diaper changing station.
Once I was so irritated I asked where the changing station was at a brand new Wendy's. The girl working the front was all... "uuuhhh we don't have one?" So know what I did? I changed my little baby girl right on one of the booths seats.... that's right in the middle of the "eating dinning area." HA! That will show them. :)
Well well.... how's it been? I for sure am not a dedicated blogger... as you can tell from my not recent activity.
There have been a lot of big changes in our house.... including changing addresses, me becoming a SAHM again after a year span working as a nurse, living in an apartment (WTH was I thinking with two small children and a dog on the third floor), my hubby changing jobs, babies turning another year older, and sadly me turning another year older. Can you say HELLLO 30?
Basically life has been busy.... whose isn't huh?
I hope this post finds everything well with each of you...
There hasn't been a whole lot going on around our house lately. I did start a new job about a month ago and it is quite tiring... I started working at a Long Term Care facility in the next town. Long Term Care meaning a nursing home... it's not something that I viewed myself as doing as a nurse. Even though I'm not sure why at this moment. I have always enjoyed clinic work and getting to know my patients. This is a way of getting to know my patients and learning to be a part of their life... which makes me happy. I did miss getting to talk to patients and to use my medical knowledge.
But I'm straying off topic.... since I started this new job and am having to get up earlier than I used to... I'm not getting as much rest as I need to. Which makes for not very exciting weekends sadly enough. Though this weekend we did get to enjoy some time with friends and some board games... which is always fun.
This weekend was much nicer and warmer than it has been around NWA... so that was nice. Yet the cold weather is going to start back up again soon.... sadly enough. I don't mind cold.. but negative temperatures makes me not a happy person at 6 AM trying to get to work.
Hope you had a fun weekend... and remember even though it's Monday...
Well it's been a while... I decided to take some time off of blogging for awhile. The littles and my new job are currently keeping me all but running 24/7. It's about all I can do to keep my eyes open. I do hope each and everyone one of you had a wonderful Christmas time and enjoyed some happy moments with your families.
We enjoyed our first Christmas as a family of five (hairy mutt included).... and it was awesome. Though we may not have had a ton of gifts under the tree we sure did enjoy getting to watch CWB enjoy the Christmas time and our traditions.
I seriously cannot believe it's 2014 already... who's with me on that one? Seriously crazy!
And now that it's a new year... and all that let's set crazy resolutions and fail. I tried starting my New Years resolution early... meaning in December. I have steadily been researching/reading/looking up ideas on what to cook that is healthier for my family and for me. So begins the Eating Clean!!!
Eating Clean... I am sure you have all heard of it. But I decided it's time to start being able to read the ingredients list on a package of food and know what the heck it means. There are some scary things out there... and I have realized the more good food I eat the better I feel. Junk food, Dr. Pepper, and alcohol are all but out of my diet now... and it did take me a long time to adjust my body to not "needing" these things on a daily basis. Very few alcoholic drinks are consumed :) and I try very hard to not eat out (dinner time is the hardest). I can admit that even though it is a long daunting task of fixing food every week for all meals, it is helping me.... and I am feeling much better about myself.
So here's to hoping that eating clean and starting work outs will bring a change in me that I can share with you. Here's also to hoping that you are having a great 2014 already and that things are looking even better on the horizon.
Happy (late) New Year from mumsitmommy!!! Stay warm my friends!
Today I want to take a moment to share something about myself... I have learned many things about myself these past couple of months (some I like and some I don't). I have always worked... from the time I was 16 I have always had a job of some sort, whether it was a student internship or a full time job as a CNA. In July I had to quit a job that I found richly rewarding. I worked as a nurse at an OB/GYN's office... and I loved it. Now granted there were days that I didn't think so (whether it be an upset patient or management issues). None the less, I loved it, getting to take care of women in every stage of their life, whether it be having a first time baby or a fourth baby, or dealing with issues that come from having babies... I loved it. I miss it still to this day, months later, getting to enjoy being a nurse. A job that I coveted for years and endured many painless tests and schooling for.
I appreciate the time that I got to take care of others as a nurse and hopefully help them in some way. Now I have what some people call the "thankless job". The stay at home mom job. It is a very tiring one and a thankless one. It definitely has a learning curve. Especially when we threw another baby in the mix, I was just getting it down when she came along.
I am very thankful that I have been given the chance to stay at home with my babies. To have the chance to decide if I would rather stay at home or work. The chance to decide what is best for my family, considering there are so many mothers out there that do not get that chance. I am enjoying getting to see my baby girl grow and change every day. Watching them grow is something I have missed out on. To think two short years ago my three year old was barely walking and talking. Now he will carry on a full conversation and very well I might add... and can safely take himself up and down our flight of stairs (even though momma still gets scared he is going to miss a step one day).
They grow so quickly... just like life passes us so quickly. Instead of wishing it away begging for Friday to get here, we should all just be thankful that we have today. That we woke up breathing, that our family is safe, that our house is still standing, that we have a roof over our head. I am thankful for many things, my children are one of them. Though they cause me great grief sometimes, and I have never been so tired at the end of a day... I can be thankful that I have had the chance to stay at home and enjoy my babies.
I want to wish each and every one of you a Happy Thanksgiving. If you don't celebrate Thanksgiving... I want to wish you a happy day... any day is a happy day that you can sit and reflect on how lucky we are.