Monday, February 15, 2010

Back in the saddle...

Today is going really well, and I'm so happy!

I made a big smoothie- 6 cups spinach, 3 bananas, 2 cups strawberries and I had 32 ounces of that for breakfast. I had a baked chicken breast and 6 baby carrots for lunch. I had 2 organic milk chocolate squares and 1/4 cup sweet/salty nuts from Trader Joe's for a snack. ;-) I'm about to brew a pot of decaf coffee to warm me up, and then I need to figure out dinner. I'm thinking meatloaf and potatoes.

I began Jillian's workout, but only got through one circuit before my kids needed me. But something is better than nothing! I'll keep plugging at it, as much as I can.

My kids are totally freaking out. I think the whole stress/confusion of moving is wearing on them and causing them to act out. If anyone has any advice or helpful suggestions, I'm all ears. We try to talk to them, explain to them, comfort them, and make things as normal as possible, but it doesn't really seem to be working.

I guess that's something else that I need to just keep working with. It gets old really fast, really frustrating and tiring. But I am trying to see it from their perspective and be compassionate. By the end of the day though, I'm really glad to hand the reigns over to Josh for a while. ;-) Thank goodness I have my husband; I don't know what I'd do without him! Which is why I'll gladly follow him to another state. :-D


  1. I really admire that through all the stress you keep eating right and exercising (even if it's only for a little bit)! It sounds like you're doing a bit better with the whole moving ordeal. I'm no good with kids but it sounds like you're doing the right thing. :)

  2. I think you're handling the children well. Talk about with them. Listen to what they have to say. Dream together. Make it like a bit of a game. We had to "play" Amazing Race or Survivor just to "survive" our move to Asia. Maybe make a fun little board game (bingo type game) with facts about the State you are moving to...the flag, the flower, the sports team...that kind of stuff. Engage them in the move and don't let them "feel" or take on your adult stress. That's my advice of having done a big move with young was quite a big move!

  3. So you only got through one circuit, like you say it's better than nothing. Before I started this on New Year's Day, I was lucky if I got any exercise over the course of a week, nevermind in a day. And you are in a tough period of adjustment right no, so cut yourself a little slack, just not too much...