Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 5

Happy Groundhog Day! I guess he saw his shadow...so we still have another 6 weeks left of winter...just when I thought spring was around the corner! Oh well, the last few days have been nice, other than the 'inversion' The air is so dirty right now, I feel bad for people w/ asthma.

This week has been a great week! I lost 3.5 lbs! I didn't do anything special, just stuck to my regular work out and tried not to snack after dinner (most nights) :)
This week I'm doing ok so far, I only managed to squeeze in 30 mins of exercise yesterday instead of my usual hour. With the super bowl coming up this weekend I hope everyone stays on track...I plan to at least have a platter of raw veggies around so I don't over indulge on wings or cheetos!

It's a new month which means I can start over and recommit to accomplishing my goals...I started slacking on my 'organizing' goals, so I gotta make up for that, but I was able to fit (more like squeeze) into my pre-pregnancy jeans the other day and that just made my day! I have been in an awkward 'in between' stage since I had Anna...Too small to fit into my maternity clothes, yet too big to fit into my regular clothes...Isn't it funny how such a little thing can have such a big impact? I still have a way to go, but it's these little victories that will help me to progress. I have decided that although exercising is not my favorite thing in the world right now...eventually I will like it, and by then I will have seen benefits from it...so I'm sticking with it!

On another note, Valentine's day is just around the corner! I remember the days I used to look forward to a trip to Victoria's Secret...not so much lately! I'm working on it though, so maybe in two weeks I'll change my mind :) Sorry I may have shared too much just now....
I'm sure I'm not the only woman out there with this issue. Sometimes it's just hard to look in the mirror after having kids (especially when you had the amazing body that I did! hahahaha I hope you don't think I'm being serious here)...but then I remember how beautiful, healthy, and blessed my children are...and suddenly a few stretch marks here and there don't seem so horrible! I would do it over again in a heart beat for my children.  Plus, it helps that I have such a supportive and loving husband...who still finds me attractive.  Sometimes I just need to not doubt that, and be grateful I've been blessed with children.

It IS important to make time for ourselves, and to have some 'me' time. I don't think it's selfish, because as the main caregiver, if we're not feeling good, we can't take care of our families. So a trip to the salon or spa once in a while is almost a requirement to staying sane! Even just little things help...have you ever had a nice bath and then done your nails or something, and you almost feel like a new person!? I have! I always say a little nail polish on your toe nails goes a long way! Speaking of, I need a pedicure asap :) 
Randy always makes it a point to buy me things that make me feel 'pretty' ( sounds kinda pathetic, but sometimes I need 'stuff') such as my favorite (though expensive) perfume J'adore, and my favorite (though over priced) brand of make up Lancóme.  How many of your husbands know the exact shade of foundation/powder you wear?  Randy does!  Because he buys it for me all the time!  Thanks mijo!

The moral of the story is, take care of yourself so you can then take care of others....everyone's happier that way. 

Have a fun week and though I ramble a lot, I will be blogging again soon! (Lucky you)


Monica said...

Hey great entry, your comment about doing something for yourself, was right out Elder Ballard's talk Daughters of God, so yes even GA tells us to take time for us! Wait to go on the goals, you are doing great!

marshfam said...

I'm so happy to read about your successes in accomplishing your goals! Way to go! That has to feel great!

Ferguson Family said...

You're right I got my nails done last night and I feel like a new man. No really congrats on hitting your goals, thats great. Keep it up.

Our Familia said...

Thanks everyone!
You got your nails done Tom? Why am I not surprised? LOL

Ty and Zara Franklin said...

It is so fun to read your cute blog! I am still trying to figure the whole blogging thing out :) Your little family is beautiful! Happy Valentines Day!