Thursday, December 3, 2009

Small Triumphs

It's only 9:30 and I feel like I've put in a full day's work already. Putting two babies down (multiples parents know this well) is kinda tricky. But I did it. Hopefully things will get easier as this new baby gets used to being here. I found out this morning that both babies are ALWAYS going to be here on the same days (previously I thought they'd only overlap one day a week). That's going to be a little rough for me. They are 5 months apart but both crawling/scooting/cruising. So they are both into EVERYTHING. I can't turn around without finding one of them in the recycling, bathroom, craft cabinet, etc. It's time to wash off the Supergate and bring it in and corral these babies!

On other fronts I wanted to say... hang in there readers...I know things are boring around here in their honest report of my daily life... what can I do?... it's literally all I've got. Soon I'm going to start getting this year's Christmas boxes ready... so maybe you can look forward to that. I've been thinking about what to include and will be sharing those thoughts as I finalize them. I'll also try and get a giveaway going for a box or two... but... no promises... things are a little hectic around here right now.

Oh I also wanted to say, to those of you who need encouragement... I'm still working out. I'm also still making 21 meals a week but that's another issue entirely. I think if I can do it and find the time to workout every day then anyone can. I know what it's like to think you don't have enough time or energy left... or if you can find an hour (or half) it's not how you want to spend it... or that you deserve a rest. I know. Believe me. But I also know that it's possible to push through it. And if you don't and you give in... you'll feel just as tired (if not more) AND badly about yourself to boot. My current goal is 45-65 minutes a day (2/3 cardio, 1/3 strength) EVERY SINGLE DAY. I'm not beating myself up when I can't get down there but I average 5-6 days a week. I actually find I workout more when I don't put a limit like "5 days" on myself. For some reason just saying "I'm going to try to do this daily" I find less stressful than a specific amount. I don't sabotage at all anymore, I just accept that sometimes life gets in the way, and I don't feel like I failed to meet an arbitrary goal and then let that disappointment spiral like I used to. (It's entirely possible I'm just too tired to sabotage too). I'm not trying to change my body right now and this amount allows me to maintain without worrying about my food intake... which is my preferred scenario (especially over the holidays).


julie said...

I am so glad you are not letting your workouts slide. You need them more now than ever...between the Christmas crack and the stress of taking care of multiple babies.

I am still doing my hardcore fitness plan. The weight is just not going away, but I feel great. Well, I guess my weight is not going up either and it is changing ever so slightly. It's all good.

Andrea said...

I havent commented in forever its seems life has consumed me lately, Im glad to hear your keeping up with your workouts you are truly a badass and goodness on all the children I dont really know if I could handle it all Im ready to strangle my whiny three year old on a daily basis at least babies dont bitch right.

wootini said...

Oh wow, I am impressed that you are managing to keep up with your workouts despite everything else going on. totally badass and inspiring!

I'm looking forward to hearing about your boxes this year - I was looking in your archives for the post about frosting cookies, and it was so much fun to read all the compacting christmas posts again. I had forgotten how wonderful those boxes looked! So fun and holiday-ish.


Mrs. Smitty said...

Good luck with the babies. While I put two to bed every night, it would be different and difficult when the two aren't used to another baby being around. Luckily while Thing 1 screams bloody murder from his crib, Thing 2 will lay quietly in his crib with the look of "what's your problem" on his face. I hope your two babies adjust to each other and soon nap easily for you.

Marie said...

Good luck w/ the two babies...i remember the trying to put one down and hearing the other one start to fuss and thinking "just give me one more minute...". Getting down for naptime/bedtime was rough...the few minutes of silence were golden! And my older two were 14 months apart. After a few weeks at least you'll have a system down. Thats half the battle. Then at least you *kinda* know whats coming next!

Missives From Suburbia said...

"I'm too tired to sabotage". It's funny, but once I stopped setting goals for both my workouts and my writing, I stopped sabotaging them. I noticed that, but hadn't really had time to figure out why. I think you nailed it. I'm too tired to think up excuses about why I can't do something. It's easier just to mindlessly plow ahead. Sometimes I think it means I've lost ever ounce of spirit I ever had. But, really, how far was that getting me?

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