Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Getting Honest!

Well!  It is time to get honest not only here with my readers but also with myself!

It's not easy to try and keep up my new healthy lifestyle change and keep up with a family of 6 kids and a husband.  It's been a whole month since my last work out.  Very bad!!!!  Also a lot of bad excuses as to why.

For the past month my family has been battling stomach virus', colds, sore throats and so on.  It's been a crazy 4 weeks of illnesses and me trying to sanitize and keep up with my regular cleaning and schedules.  After the kids are all tucked in bed I would be folding laundry and washing sheets and blankets to keep the house germ free to try and get everyone healthy.  So not an easy task with the amount of kids in my home and three of them attend public school.  You can imagine the germs they are carrying on them when they walk in the door.

Not only has husband been sick but so have I.  As soon as I am better another child is sick.  Once the kids are sick then I am yet again sick.  It's a vicious cycle that I have not figured out how to stop.  My new rule for the kids as they arrive home from school is they need to take shoes off in the garage before they enter the house and change their school uniforms into play clothes and wash hands.  Sure this causes a little more laundry but I would rather have a little more laundry then a house full of sick kids.

Now back to my fitness.  I am finally feeling better.  Still got a nasty cough but a cough should not stop me from my fitness goals.  Starting Friday I will be back in my fitness routine and back on track to reach my goals.  I pick Friday because I am trying to be honest with myself.  I know I will not have the energy to handle it tonight or tomorrow.  I have religious classes I am volunteering for tonight to help out with and tomorrow is football and well I just don't want to.  LOL!

So Friday!  Back on track to reach my goal!!!  I am gonna sit tonight on the computer and type out a workout routine and schedule so it is written out with my other schedule.  This will be part of my new weekly routines.  No more excuses.  And if I miss a day or two because of sick little children I will not beat myself up.  I love those extra snuggles with my babies and I will never regret having that extra time with them.

Good news is even though I have not worked out in over a month I still managed to lose 1.2 pounds.  I am now down to 154.8 pounds.  I have 14.2 pounds to go to reach my goal.  I am so excited.  I sat down and did the math the other day.  And since I have had the babies I have lost a total of 60.2 pounds in 16 months.  The twins are now 16 months now.  So I will take that!  Sure I wish it would have come off faster.  But I rather do it slow and steady and the healthy way.  Then starve myself and it all come right back after I start to eat again.

I have wanting to come and write and update.  It has been so crazy here.  Here is a reason why I am not on the computer.

Every time I have the computer on Christian pulls a chair up and starts typing away and pushing buttons.  So the computer is usually off.  lol.  And Sicilia has joined in the fun.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read!!
Before I say goodbye I would like to introduce to you my family!!  We just had family photos done.  That was an adventure all on it's own.  I was very thankful for our patient photographer at Target Portrait Studio's.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Super mom is back!!

Ok. Well. Christian is not 100%. But his fever is gone. But good news is this mommy is feeling better.

My bigs are done with their schools projects. Anthony had to make a 3D model of the atom Nickel. And Ally had to make a diagram of the parts of a flower but she couldn't draw it. We had to use scraps of things from around the house. Super proud of my kids and their imagination.

So now that the little one is almost better and school project are done I am able to catch up on the cleaning. Lots of catching up to do.

I am excited to start back on my exercise routines tonight. No matter how tired I am tonight I am doing at least one video no matter what. I am excited that even though i haven't done any kind of exercise routine I m down to 156 again!!! Yay. Now to keep it going. I am so happy to be back to my old self again. Ready to face any problem head on and still stay positive and get it done no matter what. Thank you to everyone who had messages me to motivate me and give me kind words to comfort me. It truly meant a lot. I have the greatest support system that many people can only dream of. Thank you. Now les get off our saggy rumps and do something!!!😝

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Super mom Reality Check!!

So much for my on track and right direction.  Just as I am in the groove and getting back into my rhythm.  Motherhood snaps me out of it.  I can see why moms have so many issues and problems putting themselves first.  Especially me with 6 kids pulling me in 6 different ways I feel like I can never have that me time.  I was on a great roll for a week with my P90x and getting my workouts in.  Then all that came to a screeching holt after my weekend break.  I give myself the weekend with my family.  I do no workouts but still stay on track with my nutrition.  My poor Christian has been running a fever since Saturday.  I can't put him down even to use the bathroom.  He wants only mommy or daddy.  And if daddy is at work there is only mommy.  My house is a mess.  I have 6 loads of laundry waiting to be folded and put away.  Right now my children are diving for school uniforms in the morning because I haven't had a chance to sort.  The dishes are piled high by the end of the night from 3 meals and sometimes from the meals the day before.  And after having a hot baby from fever laying on me all day I am not in the mood to even start it all.  My sweet husband was nice to sweep and mop my floors for me on Sunday.  I have no idea when i did them last.  My bathrooms need to be scrubbed.  And now Christina has this contagious virus that can now be spread amongst the family and I need to kick myself into high gear and start bleaching and lysoling everything in site.  I am tempted to buy surgical masks for the kids to keep from them breathing on each other.

So amongst my poor sick 15 month old his twin is also starting to feel the neglect.  She is now super fussy and wants mama.  But I can't .  Christian is just so week from not eating since Saturday and wants to be snuggled.  This week while I play nurse.  I have to figure out how to get to the stores to shop for my 2 oldest.  They both have projects due Friday and we haven't even started them.  I told my oldest today we are going to have to skip football because now I am starting to get sick and I don't have the energy to drive or even fight with 6 kids to do homework and eat dinner and to make it out of the house by 5:30.   I wish I could.  I am feeling so overwhelmed and lazy now.

I want to just say that I am tougher then this.  Get off your lazy butt and workout and work through the pain.  But while I am working out all I can see is laundry that needs to be done, vacuuming, dishes, dusting and bathrooms.  I feel so lazy.  I want to stay on track and be healthy for my family but with so much going on and sick kids and a sick mommy I am going to have to put me on hold yet again.  I love my family and my children and wouldn't trade them for anything.  I am just now starting to feel the pressure and stress.  I normally don't.  I may be smiling on the outside but I am screaming on the inside from stress of trying to make everyone happy and trying to give everyone that special time with mommy.  Even this posts seems to be all over the place just like my thoughts right now.  I don't know where to go what to do next.  I just want my baby to feel better.  But now I am stressing over sanitizing the whole house to keep from everyone getting sick.  I was so excited about this Sunday!  We had our very first family picture session scheduled.  Now it looks like we may not be able to do this.

I hate this me.  I am not negative.  If anyone who reads this that knows me personally I am always happy and usually try to look on bright side and try to find the positive of any situation.  So I hate that I am being so down on myself.  So it's time for me get out of my rut and pick myself up.  Brush it off.  Because at the end of the day my family depends on me.  OK!  So the bright side of all this.  My pediatrician said whatever I am doing to keep Christian healthy to keep doing it.  He can't prescribe him anything and that it is OK if he drops a pound or two.  But to keep him hydrated.  He said he is still very hydrated just miserable and uncomfortable.  So yay for keeping my boy out of the hospital.  I talked to Anthony about football.  And he understands.  What a sweet boy.  I guess I am doing something right.  I even talked to my 2 oldest about their school projects and I promised them I will make it work.  I will get to the store no matter how I am feeling so we can do a jam pack session of school projects tomorrow and Thursday.  I really do have the most coolest kids.  :0)

Sorry about the long rant.  Us super moms have tough days too!