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.