My Week of (Hopeful) Weight Loss

I haven’t really been keeping track of my weight this week and so tomorrow’s weigh in is something I’m definitely anticipating. I was suppose to be super strict with my eating this week but that just didn’t work out. It’s so much harder to make this a lifestyle than I thought. I still feel like healthy choices are a chore (most of the time). We took the kids to the circus on Thursday, which Jacob loved. For about 30 minutes. And then he was more interested in just walking around outside of the big tent where all the animals were being kept. Aubrey slept the whole time.

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Anyhow, we ate about 2 hours before we left and of course while we were there Jacob complained about being hungry and I was a feeling bit hungry myself (although I probably really wasn’t). And so he had popcorn and I had a hot dog. That was all they had. But if I’d planned it better I would have brought food for us to eat. I don’t know what’s easier, spending the extra time and energy (and money) on healthy snacks to have on hand all the time or just not eating when you’re not truly hungry. Obviously the ultimate goal is to only eat when you’re truly hungry and then when you do, for it to be as healthy as you can, planned snacks and all. Where to begin though? I suppose with a little but of both.

Oh well, I just hope that the healthy choices that I did make this week, which included lots of salads and just not eating as much as I would have before, has paid off with a loss on the scale tomorrow.

And guess what else is coming up soon….. And update with pictures!!! I took the last set in the middle of last month so I’m due for another photo shoot and a little look-see at what sort of physical progress I’ve made. I’m pretty excited because since I hadn’t lost pounds between the last two sets of pictures that there was a physical difference. I hope the same happens this time.

Well guys, that’s really it for now. I hope all of your healthy habit battles are more easily conquered than mine.

Stay healthy and I’ll see you all back here tomorrow for the weigh in,



I Am A Fit Goddess!!: Motivation Through Words Of Affirmation

“You are a fit goddess!” my friend screams at me out of her front window as I get into my car after a grueling workout at her house. How great is that? Even though it’s less than true, who cares? It sure feels great to hear.

One thing that we can all benefit when striving towards a new goal is a steady flow of words of affirmation. Uplifting mantras not only make give us a confidence boost (“Yes, I AM a fit goddess!!”) but they also give us a motivational kick in the butt to work harder (Even if I’m not now, I am soon GOING TO BE a fit goddess!!”)

Here’s a great article about the benefits of encouragement. Take a minute to peruse.

So even if you aren’t working towards a goal yourself that could use verbal uplifts someone else probably is! Make that person’s day by offering some heartfelt affirmation. You’ll not only offer them the encouragement they need but you’ll feel better too!

Stay healthy my little cherubs and find someone to commend!