Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Update Time

I am so sorry that it has been so long since I updated this blog. Things have been crazy around here. First I got the kids' strep throat. But it knocked me down for two weeks. Then it was another week before I could breathe without my chest hurting. I have at least one extra kid every single day, and most nights I pass out the second my last child closes their eyes. So, it makes getting on the computer very hard. Luckily school starts next week, so things should be able to go back to normal very soon. The weeks have been filled with birthday parties, and other fun events.

Sickness and wacky weather have prevented me from jogging for quite some time. However, Matthew and I have been going to Zumba still, and we have been doing the "free run" for 30 minutes on the Wii every other day. My illness made me unable to eat more than a few bites of anything for nearly three weeks. So, now I am eating much less than I was before. Not an unhealthy amount less, just less. I also was finally able to wean my youngest child from breastfeeding, so that has helped me as well. The jeans that I was SO excited to finally fit into are now starting to get a bit too big. Shirts that haven't fit me in years I now wear regularly. I won a shirt at a picnic, size small. It fits great :)

Matthew was struggling with motivation. His step father and I were trying to explain to him that eating in moderation, and getting some amount of exercise every day is very, very important. But he would just shut down and get angry. So, I showed him this commercial:

Quite frankly, it terrified him. That was not my intention, but it has motivated him to exercise daily, and make sure to not over eat. We took a couple of "progress" pictures, and I put them together with our very first picture. There is definitely a difference. We are not giving up. September 2nd we join a challenge with my Aunt. I will make a separate blog post about that when the time comes. And I will try to keep up better too!