Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mommy Pledge to Get Fit Backfires

Not really sure what I was thinking trying to get started on a weight loss and health kick in the midst of one of the craziest times in my life. Not only did I start a brand new job, but also packed up the apartment to make a major move and relocation, searched and found a home for us to live in, identified and secured tenants to take over our previous lease, find and secure a quality daycare, etc.

And, let's just say, the list goes on with how much has been going on in my life these past two months. Still there is more to do, but the major stuff is complete.

So, with all the stress came much eating and much of it not very healthy.

A couple of days a week for over a month I traveled to my sister's where I stayed overnight and then commuted to my new job. It was the long drives down and back where the bad eating habits kicked in. After a long work day followed by the long drive and no exercise I was exhausted and spent and hungry.

Tonight my husband said I should really give myself a break considering how much we have been dealing with and how much I have accomplished for our family in record time.

I was initially going to write that I really can't say there are any good excuses and that I could have made the time and effort to plan. But, let's be real here. Time was not exactly on my side. With so many plates flying in the air, little sleep and much to do I fell back into my old habits.

Despite making a pledge to get fit and healthy in a previous blog post here and not being able to commit to it, I am committing to it now.

So, instead of beating myself up as that will not do me any good at all, I am making another go at this.

Even though we are still unpacking many boxes, trying to get a routine established for Sarah and us, getting settled, making new friends, etc., I have decided to take the first step.

Tonight, after picking Sarah up from school, she and I drove to the gym and signed me up. The great news is that this gym, like the one I was a previous member of, has a swimming pool where I can also take Sarah to swim. I also get the great benefit of swimming as fun, relaxing and rewarding exercise amongst other activities including an indoor track to run or speed walk. And, it doesn't hurt that tonight happened to be an amazing deal of less than $20 per month, no contract and no sign up fee. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

I hope your journey to good health and fitness is working out. And, if it's not, don't beat yourself up. Start fresh and start new. Wish me luck.


  1. I too have decided to get fit at probably the worst possible time but I am determined to get in shape before my birthday(jan 22). I've had a few slip ups but I get right back at it. Hopefully I will start to see some results soon.

    Don't give up. I know you have a lot going on but the exercise will actually help you to deal with everything better(less stress). Good luck!

  2. Thanks Chanel. I appreciate your reply. Happy soon to be birthday for you. Feel free to lean on me if you need help as well. Thanks for reaching out. Good luck to you as well.


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