Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Hunger Games and a Harmonica...

Jan 3rd was my last blog post?  Where does the time go? 

I hope to update out here at least once a week!  :O

I haven't done all that great in the past couple of weeks.   I haven't worked out, haven't watched what I eat, haven't done CRAP! 

Well, I guess I can count keeping my bedroom and bathroom and kitchen clean (for the most part) is doing something.  I need to get up in a few minutes and work on cleaning a bit before the week starts and things pile up on me.  Maybe put on some ABBA or Michael Jackson for a little motivation.

I know what has caused me to lose focus just a bit!  I started reading THE HUNGER GAMES!  I had no idea what I was getting into.  The last series of books I've read was the Twilight books... so it's been a while.  I tend to obsess when I read and for some reason I feel like I can't put the darn book (or my ipad) down to do other things I should be doing?  I read the first book in 2 days, the second one took me a week (off and on) and now I'm halfway through the 3rd and final book in the series.  I won't say I loved the books but I can say that if I don't put a book down, it must be good.  I say that about movies too.  If I don't fall asleep through a movie, it must be good.

Oh and man I can't wait for the movie!  Comes out the day after my birthday!  

What shall I read next?  I don't want to get into a series that has like 14 different books.  I don't think I'd ever get anything done again! 

I tried the Janet Evonavich books.  Read 1/2 through the first book.

Maybe another vampire book?  But who can compare to Edward?

Speaking of Edward.  I'm trying to come up with a name for this 3rd child of mine.  I'm at a loss.  There are NO names that hit me as an option right now.  I will admit that I haven't done much into looking for a name but the ones people suggest, I just don't feel. 

I'm in my 3rd and final trimester and am starting to ache and feel like CRAP again.  My back pain is terrible! 

Anyway, I don't feel like complaining and I have a crazy 4 year old blowing his harmonica in my ear!  Why the heck I thought a harmonica was a good idea is beyond me!  Ugh.

Until we meet again, I'm off to chase my child around the house and confiscate his harmonica!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Hoarding?

NO!  I am not a hoarder... am I?

Today I cleaned... got a TON done (thanks to my mom for coming over to help) but there is still plenty more to do.  Basically in the hours I worked today we managed to get my bedroom looking more like a bedroom (still have cluttered bookshelves filled to the max), bathroom clean (still need to clean out the drawers and cabinets), the kitchen (still need to organize stuff and get rid of stuff I don't use), and loads of laundry done.

I feel like we put a big dent in this house but there is so much clutter and crap!

I wash SHOCKED and embarrassed for my mom to come in and pick up trash and crap just basically everywhere you look.  I think we took out over 10 bags of trash just out of our bedroom and bathroom.  YUCK!

At what point do you consider this hoarding?  I don't have a problem throwing it away... eventually I get to it.  I think what happens is I give myself every excuse in the book and tell myself that I can do it tomorrow but when tomorrow comes I say the same thing and then over and over until finally I can't live in the house anymore and something has to be done.  Why do I do this?  Why not just think about each day as special and getting things done and clean?  Why is it always "tomorrow?"

I feel like that's how I became fat too.  "Oh, tomorrow I'll eat better.  Tomorrow I'll work out.  I'm too tired today, I'll do better tomorrow.  Tomorrow, TOMORROW, TOMORROW!"  Ugh.
I need to stop living in the future and live in the NOW.

TODAY I'LL EAT BETTER!
TODAY I'LL WORK OUT!
I'M TIRED TODAY BUT I CAN DO IT!
I'LL LOSE WEIGHT TODAY!
I'LL CLEAN TODAY!
I'LL LIVE NOW... TODAY...

I have no system for organization of any kind.  Ok, the silverware has a place and so do the pots and pans and plates and glasses... but really?  My mom was asking me, "Where does this go?" all day long and all I could say was "I don't know."

Everything should have a place.

Children's clothes don't have a place because I have been unable to sort through the old ("I'll do it tomorrow, right") and make room for the clothes that do fit.  There is no way I can keep doing what I'm doing when I have another child!

There is just so much crap to sort through, not enough room in this house, and not enough time in the day to get it all done.

So I'm trying.  I'm really going to try to get myself, my life, my family, organized and KEEP IT UP!

No more, I'll get it done tomorrow, but now, what can I do today?  What will I do today?  What have you done TODAY?

(now for the song for you to come forward and repent, I feel like I'm preaching or something).

Anyway, my goal for the next few weeks, months, years, is to live in the NOW and not in the future.  Live today, not tomorrow.

Dear Blogging World...

Dear blogging world,

Oh how I've missed you these past few months.  It's a new year now and that means new resolutions and stuff.  I was reflecting on last year and was super proud of the fact that I lost 30 pounds (give or take) this past year.  I am looking forward to getting back into a work out routine and losing more weight in the coming year... come April when I have this baby. 

I'm thinking about jumping back in and watching what I eat more.  I haven't been good AT ALL these past few months since becoming pregnant with baby number 3.  I have GOT to start watching what I eat and I really should get back out and walk... even if it is slow and with a waddle. 

It amazes me to see people who I inspired to get up off of their butt and do something.  Me?  Inspiring?  Makes last year a special year for sure.  I'm so proud of the people that I might have put that spark into to get healthy and lose weight.

I'm ready to come back and start blogging more.  Hopefully by coming back, I can put that spark back into my life.  Who says you have to stop what you're doing when you get pregnant?  Well... apparently the fat girl hiding inside got real excited to learn we were pregnant and took over the skinny girl trying to come out.  I hate to admit how much I've gained back... so I won't yet.

So HELLO my blog stalkers.  Prepare to stalk and be stalked again by ME!  It's time to get out of this funk and get my shoes back on and walk.  :)

Oh and it's a BOY!  :0

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