I don’t want to blog tonight…but I am. I feel like such a loser because I really haven’t made any progress with my Slim-Down goals. The goal was to allow the weekly post to motivate me, so if I didn’t exercise or eat right I would feel like shit having to post my failure, thus motivating me to exercise. Well, I succeeded in feeling like shit, and that’s about it. Seriously though… how long is this really suppose to take? Why do I force myself into this blogging antics to loose weight and then not go through the effort? I think there’s only one explanation: something’s gotta give, and now…it just happens to be my waistline. I’m really focusing on trying to be a good mom, wife, homemaker, cook, etc. and sometimes eating right and exercising just isn’t high on the list for the day. I’m not going to beat myself up over one bad week. I was still able to make it to the gym this week, but my eating was AWFUL. I had a few chocoholic moments where I picked up snacks that I clearly had no business eating. Nevertheless, tomorrow is a brand new week, and I can choose to make it a good one! I found this article, and I think it has some great info to help me do just that.
I hear the sound of the monitor picking up the noise from the sound machine in the nursery, I am SO glad that little Parker is snoozin’. That’s what I’ve had to focus on this week… I have a GREAT evening sleeper and I am SO thankful for that. I don’t think if I had to choose, that I would trade that for a great day napper. I had a few bad days where Parker didn’t nap well and was a cranky baby and then I had one day where he took all his naps in full…BUT he woke up at night once, and then woke up again early for his feeding. That told me that maybe I’m shooting for too much of a good thing. So, I’m trying to focus more on being flexible and tuning in on his sleepy signals. If I wait too long for me to get the hint that he’s tired, then it turns into a full blown cry fest! We don’t need all that now do we?
I’m still enjoying our bonding time when I nurse him, and I think that he’s been great at letting me know when he needs more, and in turn, sleeps more as a result. I think we’re continuing to learn more and more about each other, and I’m loving this growing experience.