Thursday, August 28, 2008

At least I tried...

Well today started off a great day. Got Amara off to school w/ o a hitch. She even ate her breakfast in under 60 minutes! This is huge! She had 1 organic whole grain waffle, organic yogurt and a pile of fresh pineapple. She announced after every swallow " I just ate a piece of ______" Normally I would ask her to be quiet and just eat, but I let it slide this morning!
Amara's school is starting a sort of gym class for the atendees and it's only an extra $5 a month! I am so exicted. They will learn gymnastics, self-esteem and even nutrition. This is right up my alley. I wonder if I can sit in on these sessions.....
Miles and I were all ready to hit the gym later this morning. He was in a great mood after a most fantastic nap. The day starts to go down hill from this point.
On the way to the gym we have to stop because of construction--waiting for at least 10 minutes. So the nice man finally waves for me to proceed. I get to the gym, but what is this?!?!? The entrance is blocked off!!! So I just had to drive by. I did call the gym to let them know I was not happy about this! I refused to turn around and wait in the line of 20 cars deep to wait at least another 10 minutes.
So now I am kind of ticked what should I do now? Go to my local coffee shop and a get a yummy artery clogging drink--grande please, whole milk and do not forget the whip cream-- oh and a cookie on the side! I shared the drink with my husband, but he knows nothing about the cookie......
Which leads me to admit one of my struggles...stress eating. I stress eat when I am feeling any negative emotions--it sucks too. I need to learn to reach for some carrots or water when I get all emotional. I am working on it......
I hope to come back and update my gym status later--wish me luck!
I will just assume that I did not have much luck wished upon me today............
Never made it anywhere to do any type of physical activity--poor dog did not even get walked.
Hopefully today will be steps.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Here goes nothing....

There comes a time in life when you have to say " Enough is enough!"
I am on a mission to raise a healthy and balanced family even if it kills me!! I am sick and tired of feeling as if I am differnent because I don't take my kids MacDonald's Playplace for lunch ( not to mention how dirty those places are) and don't feed my children Yo-Go's ( high fructose corn syrup anyone??).
I used to just give in and and let my daughter eat crap just so my friends and family would not give me grief and tell me that I deprive her of all the good things in life ( ie: fast food and processed meals). Since when is wanting my family to be trans fat free a bad thing?? I sure don't turn my nose up or make unsolicited comments about what you're putting in your kids mouth am I?? So what gives you that right to say stuff to me?
I also know that raising a healthy family is about balance. Moderation is the key. When I do go though the BK Drive-thru and order that Big Kids Meal w/ fries I allow my 4 year old to eat about 10 of the french fries. I want her to know that this is considered a treat that we partake in about 1-2 times a month. I won't lie. She looks forward to this "treat," but she is also understanding that we do not do this all the time and that it really is junk food. And for the record she gets a side of broccoli or carrots ( from home) to eat with the junk!
So won't you join me on my adventure of trying to keep my sanity while trying my darndest to raise my kids ( Amara is 4 and Miles is 10 months) and husband to have a healthy and balanced relationship with food ( my #1 love) and physical activity(my other #1 love) w/o being overly neurotic and without going completely insane!