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Are any excuses really valid?

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Wow, it's been a long time since I've blogged! Who am I kidding? It's been a long time since I've really committed to a healthier me.

I could use my new baby as an excuse. I could say that lack of sleep has propelled me toward poor food choices. I could say that taking care of a very active, needy infant is an excuse for missing *all* of my workouts. I could say a lot of things that could sound like acceptable excuses but the truth is this: I have zero excuses! While there are times when these things may influence what I can accomplish, I have to remember that it's only temporary and not an excuse to accomplish *nothing*.

Yes, having a new baby changes things, but the key word here is "changes". Having a baby isn't an excuse to let myself go or to put myself last. Do I have the time for two hour workouts everyday like I used to? No. Do I get the amount of sleep recommended for healthy weight loss? Nope. Do I have time to make really complex, unique meals every night? Nah. While missing out on these things, the things that helped me lose almost 100 bls a few years ago, has been kind of devastating to me, I'm learning to accept a new normal.

Am I able to stay within my calorie range everyday? Yes. Am I able to get in at least 3-5 T-25/Insanity/21 Day Fix workouts every week? Yep...even if I have to double up on the weekends. Am I able to squeeze in short 15 minute workouts throughout the day when my boy is napping? Hell yes. Am I am to do lots of food prep on the weekends when my amazing husband is on baby duty? Absolutely. Should I remind myself daily that I'm lucky to have a fully equipped home gym and to be a stay-at-home-mom? YES!

My goal is to be *at least* 50 lbs lighter by my son's first birthday (September 3rd). I'm hoping to lose significantly more than that but I will be beyond thrilled with 50 lbs. Coming to terms with the fact that I'm 35 and don't lose the weight as quickly as I did at 27 has been difficult but it's also taken then pressure off in some ways. What I want is to feel beautiful (even though my husband tells me a hundred times/day that I'm the most beautiful woman he's ever seen emoticon ). I want to be healthy...healthy enough to run around with child without sweating like a hog. I'm so lucky to have a healthy, happy, adorable baby boy and he deserves healthy parents!

So, I'm committing to blogging at least once/week. I hope at least one person gets as much out of my experiences as I will get out of writing about them. I'm committed to being brutally honest with myself and with anyone who takes the time to read what I write.

On that note, time for a quick snack before my adorable little peanut wakes up form his morning nap!
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  • TOMATOCAFEGAL
    Goal is take healthy care of yourself.
    535 days ago
  • CHEETARA79
    You have a great attitude!
    630 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    Well, emoticon we normally know the answer before we ask it, don't we emoticon So, there are reasons and there are excuses and some are the same. My sister used that "baby fat excuse" well into when my nephew was an adult! Who are we really kidding?!?!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    630 days ago
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