It dawned on me this weekend that I'm no longer even thinking about eating breakfast. I'm just doing it. I wake up ready to eat. Victory!
The journaling continues to be a struggle - mostly because my meal planning has gone awry again. I just haven't had time/motivation/whatever and I believe that I am probably not balancing my meals very well. I'm going to make consistant meal plans and journaling the focus for the next few weeks.
It also dawned on me this weekend that I need to get more exercise. Plain and simple. I've been good with lifting weights, riding the iGallop (haaaa! heeee! hooooo!) and jumping on the trampoline, but the reality for me is that I need a lot of walking as well. Trying to carve the hour or so out of my day to get a long walk is tough. So tough that I haven't been doing it.
It struck me as I was dashing out the door to the van for the five minute drive to school last week - I used to walk the kids to school every day. And with all the time I've been spending thawing the windows, warming the car, loading the kids... seriously, walking them to school takes the same amount of time as driving. I leave the house at 7:45 and I'm home by 8:20. It is a mile each way.
So yesterday, I tied on my shoes, put the leash on the dog, and pushed the stroller just in case, and my four-year-old and I walked the two older kids to school. By five minutes into the walk, my heart felt light, my head cleared, and I felt like my day was off to a good start. When I got home, I had so much energy, and as an added bonus, my four-year-old went off to preschool while I had a conference call with Steve Case. She was worn out after walking two miles, and having school, and I got the first nap out of her I've had in a month. Wooo!
While rehashing the call with a friend, I found myself rummaging in the pantry. Snacking while on the phone, while pretty damn rude, is also a habit of mine. I've been known to consume large portions of food while gabbing, and I forced myself to leave the kitchen while I talked. Afterwards, I realized that I hadn't been hungry at all, and celebrated with a cup of herbal tea.
Baby steps, I know.