Monday, June 29, 2009

Balancing the scale

I'm just an ordinary mother, trying to find life's elusive "balance."

I can usually juggle most things (in fact many people have told me they're amazed I can manage things so well with my husband traveling so much). However, no matter how hard I try, there's always one aspect of my life that falls short.

Unfortunately, right now that "aspect" is me. Or more specifically, I've let myself go to pot and I'm finally ready to make a commitment to change that.

I know that many wise people have said that in order to be a good mother, you need to take care of yourself first. I TOTALLY agree. However, the reality of living that truth is HARD to do.

These past months (OK, it's probably been more than a few) I've let my fitness regime go completely (minus a day or two when I get a little motivated). And, my focus on healthy eating has slid by the wayside. Opting instead for easy "convenience foods." Late night snacks (why is it ice cream tastes so much better in the summer?) And iced mochas (a new love, but one I seriously need to cut back on.)

It's a result of Laziness. Tiredness. And Boredom (am I the only one that wants to eat when I'm bored?)

The scale has not been my friend and the clothes I worked so hard to fit into the last couple years are way to tight (and some don't even fit).

But today, with this blog as my witness, I am making the commitment to focus on MYSELF.

I NEED to do it...for my sake and for my family.

Here's hoping that this "public" admission will keep me accountable to myself and my goal.


Heather said...

You CAN do it!!! I had to do the same thing not long ago. Thankfully I have been faithful to my healthier eating and working out. It has paid off.

We need to get together again soon. I miss you!

Loukia said...

Good luck to you! You can do it for sure! Look forward to reading all about it, too. :)

Anonymous said...

Accountability is key!

McMommy said...


I really need to commit to the same thing, too. Because last night? Yeah, that was me in bed with my son's leftover ice cream sundae from Mickey D's!!! I mean, how terrible is that? I SAVED HIS LEFTOVERS earlier in the day by putting it in the freezer...and then later that night, I curl up with it in bed while watching tv.
Ugh. My hips just gained another 3 pounds simply TYPING THAT STORY!!

melissa said...

i just tweeted about my diet fail. i'm with you! you can do it! we all have faith in you!! i hope you don't mind if i borrow your idea for a post!!

Krystyn said...

I'm doing horribly, too. And, I posted not to long ago about getting back in the game.

You can do it..good luck.

designHER Momma said...

you can do it! I need to do it as well. thanks for this post - kinda a pump-up of sorts...

lizspin said...

Good luck with THAT!!!!

Shari said...

You can do it, sis!!! The first step is always the hardest. Get Miss Monkey and Mr. B into the fun too.


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