Musings from a journey with my husband, two young boys, and 8 teenage guys.......

Saturday, August 27, 2011


It's been 6 months since joining the blogging world and I'm only on post number two!! oops! 

The purpose of this second attempt at blogging is really for some ACCOUNTABILITY. The definition of accountability is: the quality or state of being accountable; especially : an obligation or willingness to accept responsibility or to account for one's actions

I need people (you) to help me stay focused and committed to the things I know are important.  I often have a hard time being honest and transparent with others about what is going on, unless they ask specific questions. I give you permission to be upfront and ask me the tough questions.

In this busy life I live, I often put others needs above my own. This has lead me to not spend enough time on my own physical, spiritual and mental needs.  By no means am I falling apart =), but as all woman know, if we can't take care of ourselves, then it will get harder to take care of others. Using this blog is my attempt to jump start taking care of myself the way I know I need to.

Goal #1 Announced at later date

 Goal #2 Healthy Living/Get back to pre-pregnancy weight! 
Inspired by a wonderful friend, I am ready to get back to the weight I was before getting pregnant with Isaac.  I was within 4 pounds of this within five months of Isaac being born, but summer brought too many cookies, too much ice cream and unhealthy vacation eating.  Unfortunately, now I am more like 8 pounds away and the tone of my body is quite different. 

I am motivated to once again eat healthy and exercise consistently.  I am trying to be realistic about what I can expect for results, since I am not in a place to workout in the same way I was before Isaac. Before Isaac I was in the best shape of my life.  I LOVE Crossfit and miss it dearly, but know that it is not a possibility to join CFO during this season of my life.  I know I cannot get back to lifting the loads I was doing before, but I know I can do similar workouts and get similar results. 

Goal for the week: (Hold me accountable!)
-Workout 5 out of 7 days
-Eat healthy (This is a very unspecific goal!  Everyone has their idea on what healthy eating looks like.  I know what healthy choices are and what works for my body.  I guess I will try to cut back on carbs, eat good protein and healthy fats, and most importantly cut back on the sweets!)

I look forward to you walking through this journey with me. Stay tuned for Goal #1 to be revealed!

Thought you might need a good laugh!!