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Welcome to my blog. One Busy Momma is my space to rant about my life and the things that happen in it. I have a crazy life - and instead of focusing on the crazy - I like to focus on the funny. Because if I focused on the craziness - well, I'd have been shipped off to an institution long, long ago. And while, I'll admit, there are some days when being institutionalized sounds PRETTY GOOD compared to making ANOTHER diorama at 1am - I'd rather be right where I am - in my messy house with my not so perfect kids making crooked dioramas in the middle of the night.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Here We Go Again!

Well hey there Peeps! It's been a while. How is everyone? Enjoying this crazy early spring we're having? I wish I could say that we are - but we're not. Bella, PC and Jack are all under the weather. They have been sick an awful lot this winter - I think it's because it's been too warm to kill the germs. (Just call me Dr. Oz) I am hanging in there - although I have been feeling rather run down lately. Oh well - Keep Calm and Carry on - isn't that my motto?

So - waaay back in January - I posted some "resolutions" or things I needed to work on. And one of those resolutions was to indulge in some BADLY needed Momma Care. So, I have been doing some research, and I decided to start the Body for Life for Women plan based on Dr. Pamela Peeke's book of the same title. I have read the book from cover-to-cover and she makes so much sense. She spends A LOT of time focusing on the mind part of this process for women. She says that women are so busy taking care of everyone else in their lives, that self-care often falls by the wayside. Well - DUH! It's so true. So, she goes through these "Mind Principles" where you really focus in on what really is motivating you to remove weight, excercise and get fitter and healthier. And then you use that motivation to keep at it! That's the hardest part for me. I'm great at STARTING these things...but not so hot at finishing them! And it's frustrating - because I am such a type-A perfectionist in many other areas of my life - especially career and kids. So, I think I tend to let this area go because of everything else on my plate. I also let it fall by the wayside because it requires A LOT from me - and all of it is stuff that I don't like to do!

I have lived in this body for 39 years and I have struggled with my weight since I was a teenager. The one thing that I know - without a doubt - is that I HAVE TO excercise to remove weight. And I HATE to excercise. I really hate it. I would rather work, clean, cook, fold laundry...anything - even go to the dentist, than excercise. But dieting alone does NOTHING for me. In fact - I have been known to start Weight Watchers and GAIN weight. Seriously. So excercise is the key for me. Which is very unfortunate. But I am approaching the dreaded 4-0...and I cannot enter my forties in this condition - I can't. First and foremost because it's even HARDER to remove weight after 40 - so that sucks. Secondly, the last few times I have been to the doctor, my blood pressure has been elevated a bit. Not crazy high, or really "high" - but elevated for me. And that kind of scares me. Now that we know that diabeties runs in my family ON TOP of FEMALE heart disease - I really owe it to my family to get healthier.  And lastly - because I would love to have more energy and vitality and have people say things like "You're 40? No way! You look great!"

Yes - I am that shallow.

And I KNOW that I can do it - I've done it before! I wore a bikini on my honeymoon. In front of other people - not just PC. I lost a great deal of weight and reshaped my body after Will was born and I looked REALLY great. But then life crept up on me, I went back to work and the pounds just started to pile on.

So, here we go again. Back to the gym, back to the treadmill, the bike, the Precor, the weights and back to my dreaded weighted squats. Joy. Finding the time to fit this all in is going to be the biggest challenge. As much as I would like to say that I will get up at 5:30 every day to do this - I just can't! (I know - I can - but I am choosing not to.) Yet - if I have to get up that early for WORK - I'm out of the bed with the alarm! What is that all about? Whining, bitching and moaning are strickly forbidden on this plan. So I have a feeling that I will be seeing the gym very early some days. I have to find a way to fool myself into thinking that getting up that early is neccessary - like I could die if I don't. Which, theoretically - I could if I keep doing the nothing that I have been doing.

Maybe I will tell myself that there are yummy cupcakes waiting for me at the gym.

Ok - that's just plain screwed up.

So far, I've already lost 1 pound in 2 days of doing this, and my goal is 2 pounds per week. I am trying to be positive and tell myself that is real weight - not just water weight. Pounds are pounds and as long as they stay off - I don't care if they are water, diet coke, cupcakes, Oreos or chips. I just want them gone!

Oh, and did I mention that in yet ANOTHER fit of CRAZY - I signed on to run the Seawitch 5K AGAIN with Sookie? She got me when I was weak and vulnerable - but she got me. So there's that to train for. Yulk.
I mean - GREAT! Wowie, wow wow! I can't WAIT to begin that torture, I mean super-fun training schedule again!

Jesus...I need a cupcake.....I mean a grape...


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  2. Hey! I have that book too! It's a good read. Love the 90 year old woman who took up weight training! I hear you on the getting up early to hit the gym...I have really good intentions but horrific execution there! It's either 6:30pm or 9pm for me....I need to try and get there in the a.m., you feel soooo much better about the day when you workout in the morning. Seawitch huh? What, fracturing a hip wasn't fun enough for ya the first time? Didn't your doc tell you no more running? Tsk, tsk!! Doc is going to be mad.