Saturday, January 29, 2011

Small and Simple things week # I am not really sure!

No I did not fall off the planet!I have simply been…preoccupied with the goings on of life.

Things like school,family visits,long work hours for hubby and household pests to eradicate have taken up my time and to be totally honest completely blown my focus!

My best friend lately is pictured below:


When I am distracted,busy,upset or any other stressful emotion I crave sweets.I have been known to sit down with a small cup of these delicious little tidbits and eat away while reading a book :0)

I have decided that I need to re-evaluate and recommit to my simple goals.

Improving my health is still important to me. So goal #1 is to continue to work out.Striving to give it my all on the days I would really rather sleep in.

Goal #2 is to try to make my grocery list (grocery shopping coming on Monday) with lots of healthy snacks,meals and sides in mind. I know with a bit of planning and forethought I can have healthy and yummy snacks ready and waiting for when a craving strikes!

And last but definitely not least goal#3 is to but first things first. When life gets busy things start to slip.Unfortunately for me lately I have allowed some really important things(like daily personal scripture study) to slip. I also don't want to allow myself to get so wrapped up in teaching my children the three R’s,that I don't take the time to teach  them (by word AND action)  how to have a real and personal relationship with their Heavenly Father.

These are my goals for now and I am really happy to be committing to them right now.Knowing that tomorrow is Sunday and I will be able to go to church and feel renewed and refreshed.Definitely starting my week off right!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Small and Simple Things Week 4

Its time again to tell how I am doing on my goals.Last weeks goals were to get back on a schedule and work on healthier eating.

I am pleased to say that both goals went fairly well. I started going to bed earlier and getting up earlier. I worked out four days last week!

I also did good on eating a healthier breakfast and lunch.I find those are the easiest because those are our small meals. Breakfast is usually cereal and I find it easy to have a bowl of kix with a banana or a small cup of yogurt. Lunch is also small with sandwiches,soups and salads being the usual. Where I am finding I have trouble is dinner.Dinner is our big meal of the day and I just don't feel like making everyone's dinner then having to make something else for me on the nights we are having less than healthy meals.Also my snacking in the evenings is a bit troublesome! I love to bake and the kids are up for cookies after dinner any day I suggest it :0)

This brings me to this weeks goals.

#1.Continue to wake early and exercise.

#2.Find some yummy things I can bake that are healthier than the chocolate chip cookies I usually bake!

and #3.Work on healthier dinner options we will all enjoy.

I am really enjoying having this challenge to motivate me and also to help me remember that I don't have to do anything drastic!Its small and simple things,one step at a time. To check into the challenge and see how others are doing Go on over to  Our Busy Homeschool!