Week One Recap
Sunday, October 03, 2010
This is going to be a long blog, but mostly so that I can look back and see where I was and where I am and what I still need to do!
Thank You to everyone here on Spark (Red, Mary, Gayle, Momma Joanie, Stephanie, Ashlee, Jennie, Jessica) and all those I didn't mention here I'm sorry.... for keeping me accountable this week, you gals kept me on my toes and that's just what I needed!
A week ago I restarted my spark journey, it had been way too long, too many excuses as to why I couldn't yet why I needed to was all around me. I have a wonderful and loving husband that is extremely supportive. I have two amazing children that love to be outside and playing and doing just about any sport. Yet, I wasn't getting up, I wasn't getting out, I wasn't eating right, or cooking right. I wasn't making it a priority.
I am a stay at home mom and I'd like to keep it that way (for now). In order to do that I have to make it my job to take care of me (and also my family). I need to be in shape and eat & cook well for myself and my family. I need to stop making excuses. I have to start showing my family that we are worth it. We are worth the healthy food. We are worth the fresh prepared food and we need to make time to exercise as a family. We need to just do it!
I need to get this house organized, out with anything we don't use. It's a difficult job right now. We moved so much and bought so much excess that has piled up and is all in our garage. Now that we have combined the stuff, and the kids/hubby are in school/work during the day, I have to unpack the rest, find a home for it, or get rid of it, freecycle, cheapcycle, craigslist, ebay, you name it, it's gotta go. We need garage space in time for Thanksgiving. We are going to have everyone here and I'm going to make sure we are ready! I am NOT going to move it to the basement to go through later.
Without God I am NOTHING; with God nothing is impossible! I have my priorities. Taking care of me, my family, and my home. Making small steps to improve my relationship with God, with myself, and with my family. Making changes towards a more healthy lifestyle for myself, my husband, my children and to be a role model for those around me.
How I did:
This week I did "good" with tracking food and fitness (I tracked most of what I ate/did but was not 100%. (I will continue to work on this, but know it will just take time getting used to doing it again!)
This week I did "fair" with doing cardio/workouts (I did mostly chore type workouts and will probably be that way for a while and that is OK with me!)
This week I did "fair" with drinking water (I'm not quite up to my 8-10 cups a day, but I'm not drinking as much other things. Next week I want to make this a priority.
This week I did "great" with blogging. I remembered everyday to take the time out and blog!
This week I did "great" with connecting with my SparkBuddies, I tried to stop by and chat with a few friends each day, comment on the activity feed, wish happy birthdays.
This week I did "great" with Sharing the Spark. I "recruited" Jessica JEJECHENG to Spark via Craigslist ad.. and I even knew her from freecycle. We've only walked once, but I'm sure we'll be getting together again soon! I also reminded our Best Man, Jeff, that Spark is an excellent free tool to use since he is really trying to lose weight.
I WILL get this done! I WILL make it a priority! I will get a data phone next month! I WILL get married in Vegas (ok, technically a renewal of vows with Big Elvis) I WILL love pictures of me and feel comfortable getting all dressed up and dating my husband!