March 26, 2013

move it monday... on a tuesday.

i know this blog is usually about brody... but sometimes, i want to write about me?! 
you all okay with that?
here's a brody pic,
so you all won't be deprived of all this cuteness
So, i have spent the last 8 weeks working an extra 12 hour shift a week, flipping back and forth between day shift and night shift.  I wasn't sleeping enough {at all}, i have been sick all most of the winter and had pretty much given up on consuming anything remotely healthy.  vegetables?! haven't seen any of those in a while.  cupcake? sure, why not? something had to give... so of course, working out/running slipped off my plate.  
sick again... 
now that things are starting to resemble normal {for us}... it is time to get back on track.  more exercise, less junk, healthy{er} food choices, and less processed/chemical stuff in our home/life.  

ashley, from the domestic wannabe hosts a move it monday blog link up each week. 
 She just had a baby and is revisiting her fitness/eating goals.  yesterday, she made a point about wanting to make better food choices for her daughter.  this hit home with me too.  brody has never really been a good eater.  but, along with his new two year old independence, has come not wanting to eat good foods either.  he does eat fruits and yogurt, but would much prefer fruit snacks, gold fish crackers and capri sun.  we i have just been too tired/busy to meal plan, grocery shop or cook.  b's meals were becoming a rotation of chicken nuggets, mac and cheese and hot dogs.  not exactly the broad, healthy food choices i want him to consider.  
something has to change.  for me, for brody, for our health and our future.

so this week i decided...  no more excuses.  i got on the treadmill this morning and busted out a 6 mile run.  it felt good, but it sucked too.    
i am going to track my food intake (using  i am going to get back to exercising 4 days a week. i am going to take advantage of the e-meals menu planning subscription that i paid for and am not using.

so... that's the plan. more good stuff in. more sleep. more calories burned. less chemicals. less excuses.  

what are you doing to get back on track?

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