Good morning guys!!
After a few weeks of feeling totally shite mentally/emotionally and physically, I finally feel like I've broken through that plateau and what a better day could I of done it on!? Happy Monday guys! I love a Monday, it beckons with fresh opportunity and a chance to start over and make plans/goals for the week ahead. It is also a chance to sit down and reflect. So rather than looking at what you don't have, being thankful and blessed for what you do have.
Things I am thankful for this Monday.....
My legs! For many years they were my bug bear for being “too big” and “too short” but today I am reminded that they are strong, they have walked me many miles, through many cities, they've carried me and all my children, they've took me on many hikes and seen many beautiful views, they push 100+ kilos and they're kinda cute too!
A roof over my head, food on the table, a supply of fresh water.
My home, I love our home, its cosy, large enough for us all and I'd like to think a safe nurturing environment for our tribe.
Healthy, Happy children.
The Sun!! Its a beautiful day and it just adds to my good mood, Spring is on the horizon guys and new life beckons, I cannot wait to see the blossom trees in bloom on our street, as you drive up the road it is lined either side by beautiful pink blossom trees and they’ve been my favourite ever since being a child and it makes me so happy to see them bloom each year.
The seaside, I live by the beach and its stunning, I don't take advantage of it enough. The solitude that comes with a good walk or run along the beach is amazing. I used to sit on the beach with a notepad for hours listening to the waves and their soothing sounds, gaining clarity from putting all my thoughts on paper.
So seeing as I'm in a more positive mood and plans/goals are at the forefront of my mind and this is what I'm thinking...
Having fell off the phys wagon the last few weeks, I'm aiming to do 2 stationary bike sessions and 2x 3 mile walks a week.
I've already meal prepped for the next 3 days. I try to bulk cook so that I have meals for the few days ahead, including snacks. Mainly for convenience as being a busy mum, if I don't take the time to plan ahead for myself, by the time the children are taken care of and fed, the housework is caught up with etc chances are I'm goosed and can't be bothered cooking therefore whack a bagel in or a slice of toast and go to bed. Whilst not entirely "bad", I'm aware its not nutritional enough for my busy body and sooner or later I'm going to feel sluggish for not properly taking care of myself.
My goals as a mama bear are to spend more time being physically present with the children this week and limiting their time on technology. Weather depending I think I'd like to take them for a little trek on Saturday and I'd like us to sit down and eat as a family at least two evenings.
LONG TERM GOALS
I'm sitting at 11stone5 on the scales (I've lost 1stone 3lbs so far this year as my goals this year was to concentrate on my overall health) I've another 2Stone to lose and I'm thinking I'd like to see the 10s on that scale by the end of march.