Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Life Lately: New Milestones and Weigh In Wednesday

Forget about being a yo-yo dieter, I'm also clearly a yo-yo blogger! One minute I'm too busy to worry about blog posts, then I'm pinning tons of blog post and journaling ideas, then I'm quitting social media all together. I'm not sure what's happening in my old age, but ever since having kids, I kind of can't stick to a plan. I used to be so organized and stayed true to my convictions or life plans. Now I fly by the seat of my pants and I start and quit things all the time. Not sure what this really says about me, but what I do know is absence makes the heart grow fonder and I really miss blogging about what’s new in my neck of the woods. The good, the bad, the ugly, I’m no stranger to over sharing and quite frankly, it’s therapeutic.

So what’s been going on with me over the last couple of months? Well, I became an aunt again (my brother and his girlfriend had a baby), we celebrated countless birthdays, anniversaries, tooth fairy visits, and jobs well done at school. 

We survived our first camping trip of the season (one good weather day, 2 shitty weather days). We’re planning a few more camping trips for the summer and I have a goal of not sitting on my butt the whole time – if I am not going to exercise while I’m camping, then I need to be active and get my 10,000+ steps in at least!

I joined, quit, and then rejoined Weight Watchers. I’ve been on the program consistently for the past 4 weeks (and by consistent I mean I’ve tracked and recorded every bite, lick, and taste) and have lost the first 5 pounds! I have plenty more to lose but considering I was so stuck in a miserable cycle of lost 2 pounds, gain 7, since January, I feel like I've finally got this. I'm more focused and it's all because I keep the mantra "back to basics" in the back of my mind. 

This week is another busy week filled with work and the usual mom duties: swimming lessons, dance classes, home work, and hockey, but I’m managing the workload one day at a time and trying to stay on track. Coffee is my bestie.