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#Mamavation Monday - Fighting The Good Fight? Not So Much
Nothing makes for a bad day like your environment! Today I did nothing because I don't feel well. I had kicked the caffeine and then I started getting all these "Free" drink coupons from Star Bucks. Whoo Hoo! Love me a caramel macchiato! But what about the calories? I know, make it a "skinny caramel macchiato." It's free so make it a VENTI. I think I did this two or three times during the week. Either way it was too much. I have spent the last three days trying to kick the caffeine again. It's NOT a pleasant process, the headaches, the lack of energy and all the other nastiness that comes with caffeine withdrawals.
For Lent I think I have given up, giving up bread! It's been a free for all. I cooked a huge pot of spaghetti for a guest that we had over and then we ate on it for two more days. Ugh! It's going to be months before I make it again. I'm eating bread and the spare tire has returned in full force. I feel bad.
I'm able to work out three days a week but it's hard. I'm not doing what I want to do, not even slowly. It's freaking frustrating. Combine the caffeine, working out, the bread and my husband's job and you have one very quick tempered woman. I still can't believe I did nothing today. I slept, took ibuprofen, just utterly sick of being in pain every single day. Today I was defeated and that's ok because tomorrow I can't be. When you have to be a single parent there is NO time for defeat, no time to be down or depressed. When you have to do it alone you just do what you need to do and that is all.
This weeks question is: What steps have you made so far this year to improve your quality of life? That's easy! Cleaner eating. I've fallen off the wagon a bit but Paleo is the easiest way of eating that I have found. You can't get any easier than meat, veggies and fruit.
Scale Reading -Didn't weigh in this morning because I just didn't care today.
Stress Level -HIGH - My husband will be leaving the country again tomorrow but this time we don't know when he will return. No, he's not in the military. The military would make more sense than this job. When did I find out? this morning. People should really have boundaries with their jobs. The hoops that our family has to jump through is an all out 11 on the ridiculous scale.
The UP side- I still have the ability to pray. That's my silver lining in all the chaos.
I'm changing up my video series this year. I'm going to try and provide you with exercises that will help your body while you are working out with your regularly scheduled work outs.
The long term goal 37 pounds by the end of the year.
The short term goal lose 3 lbs. per month.
January 172 - 160 = 12 pound loss
February 165 - 161 = 4 pound loss
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