Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Well Being Wednesday

It looks like spring has finally arrived (for now) here in the Northeast!!! Well, here we are it's Wednesday again time to share the success and failures of the past week also, it is the day that I share this week's weigh - in.  Since I have chosen to only weigh in every other week here you go
                                       4/9/13 - 136.00
                                       4/24/13 - 138.0
That is an increase of 2 lbs since last weighing in, all of which I am sure could be explained by water fun being a girl. 

I have been trying to continue to make healthy choices not only for myself but for my family.  I had one day recently where the candy/snack drawer and I got reintroduced, leftover Easter candy, cookies, gum, etc... and at the end of the day I felt so awful.  Not awful in my mind or guilty for eating it but in my body.  I felt bloated and disgusting, no desire to even eat the dinner I prepared for my family, I did not like feeling like that.  I was doing so well, realizing that a piece of candy or a cookie was all it took to curb my sweet tooth, I don't know what happened that day but I own it.

I have been trying to get on an actual schedule for exercising, emphasis on trying but its not as easy as I thought.  I have been squeezing in exercising when ever I can, even if it is 10 lunges at a time or 15 wall push-ups, it is something.  Recently while using a container of peanut butter (in lieu of weights) my son H came in the room and began laughing, and I don not blame him I'm sure it looked funny but after a chuckle or two he began imitating what I was doing.  My daughter often asks me if we can do yoga, and by them seeing me exercise they are learning a valuable lesson at a young age. A similar thing happened after lunch the other day, I had made a plate of various raw veggies to nibble on and immediately after seeing mine they each asked for a plate of their own, and began munching away.  We have always had a wide assortment of healthy snacks available to them, fruits, veggies, air popped popcorn, organic crackers and the like but seeing they were role modeling my behavior made me again realize how important it is for us to set good examples for the next generation.  Now if I had come in the living room with a cookie or a piece of candy there is no doubt that they would have wanted that, but nope they chose the veggies just like I had.

So share your ups and downs this week by linking up with me at Perfectly Imperfect Mama's and tell us what tips and tricks you have for healthy eating. 


  1. I think the fact that the weather has still been bad is really holding back my own fitness level!

  2. The crazy weather definitely isn't helping me!!! And the fact that I have been busy having and raising babies for 6 years and not paying attention to me isn't helping to get into a routine. Lets hope warmer days are here to stay!!!!

  3. I love the phrase that is along the lines of "think a 20 minute workout won't make a difference? How's the 0 minute workout?" ... you get the gist. It all counts- keep going- and let yourself make mistakes. It's how we learn... and get rid of the temptations (now the candy is no long available... :) and you can move on)! Keep pushing- you're doing great!

  4. I have thrown out most of my temptations - all that's left is candy for the kids to have treats, and I'd feel too guilty if they didn't have it because I ate it so that works for me ;-) I threw out perfectly good bags of munchies b/c I simply need it gone. Now I have veggies, yogurt, and yummy real foods to snack on! You can do it!

  5. This weather (and allergies) makes it hard to motivate, but it sounds like you are doing great!

  6. That Easter Candy has been my downfall. Darn sweet tooth!