Day 32 – My Eyes Are Bigger Than My Schedule

Good Morning, Mama’s!!!

You know the old saying to describe when your kids just want to eat everything they see? I remember grown ups saying, Their eyes are bigger than their stomachs! I remember those good ole days when I could eat and eat and eat and not one tiny bit of bloat or change to my body! Ugh! Well anyways, you probably remember that saying. Well that is how I feel about my life and my schedule! Sometimes there are so many things I want to do with my kids and things to clean and organize and recipes I want to cook and items I want to crochet! There just doesn’t seem to be enough time in the world to do all of the things I want to do! As I mentioned in my last post, I took the kids to Trunk or Treating this past Saturday. It was very nice and very short! My kinda event! 😛 Well there is going to be a Fall Festival at the High School on Thursday evening and another Trunk or Treating event on Friday and 2 more on Saturday and I just want to take my kids to all of that and also make time to go to Frightfest at Six Flags as well! The thing about Thursday is that I have to work and would be getting off work and rushing home to workout and then getting the little ones ready and then running back out of the door. I like to plan all of this fun stuff to do but it doesn’t work if your exhausted as all get-up! {Sigh of exasperation inserted here} I just want to have fun too! All work and no play makes me a very dull girl! lol So you can see my conundrum, right? If only I had a housekeeper and a nanny! Maybe I can win that Billion dollars Mega million thing! That would be nice… or would it? I’m no good with money so I already know how that goes and people act a special kind of evil when folks have it and they don’t and I don’t want to get murdered over a stupid lottery ticket. Frankly, winning the lottery down right scares the bejesus outta me! Did that stop me from buying a ticket? Heck no!!! lololol If I won the lottery I wouldn’t have to spend 40 hours a week working for the man and could spend more time doing things that I actually want to do! I would buy a farm and turn it into an animal sanctuary. I’d save poor little calves and pigs and chickens on their way to slaughter! I’d grow my own organic vegan veggies and just give them away to the community! I’d have to go back to school because of course I don’t know the first thing about running a farm but that would be ok. I’d have time to read books and crochet and do all kinds of fun stuff with my kids. Go places I’ve never been. I want to take my kids to see the Eiffel Tower and The Christ The Redeemer statue in Rio and the Great Lakes and The polar Ice Caps (due to the fact that nobody seems to want to believe that Climate Change is real and in about a decade or so, the ice caps will no longer exist! :-(. ) What else is there… We would go to all the vegan protests around the world! Well that’s what I imagine would happen if I won the lottery. For now I am just basically fighting the urge to sit on my couch and watch junk TV and do nothing! I went to work yesterday and came home and helped make dinner and sat on the couch and could barely keep my eyes open! I was soooooo exhausted! I took 11 days off from working out and I was able to get a lot of cleaning done and was able to help my daughter with her homework everyday and do hair and it seemed like I was able to get a lot done. The thing is that I know that my workouts are also an important part of having more energy. Maybe yesterday was just so exhausting due to the fact that I hadn’t worked out in over a week. That sneaky self-sabotage I was talking about in Day 19. Some days are so easy but others are harder. I sometimes resent my Hubby for having such a muscular body and for being in such good shape. He doesn’t say much about my exercising but I get the feeling that he wishes I would skip it sometimes because he has other stuff he may want to do and I’m all like, I gotta workout first! I know one day I will be able to get to the point that I will not have to workout everyday but that point is not now. I have to work hard to achieve my goal weight. Not working out 3-4 times a week but 6 days a week consistently and also eating good and giving up the bad stuff like alcohol and sodas and junk food. Do I dream about the day that I can just workout 3-4 times a week and be skinny? Heck yes, I do! Sometimes it doesn’t feel like it will really happen for me. I hate to admit that but it’s true. I wish I could talk to other people who are going through the same thing as me. It seems like everyone in my Social Media groups are pretty much where they want to be. Maybe with a few pounds to lose. Tone and tighten up is what they want. My kids made me feel a little better this weekend and yesterday. We were at the laundry mat and I got a little hot after unloading everyone from the van and we had just gotten our vegan burgers and I was taking my jacket off. Izzie says, “Mom, your starting to look like me now. You are starting to look like me and Lil WIll!”. I asked her what she meant and she says, “Your stomach, Mom… it looks likes me and Lil Will’s!” I was very flattered. I mean, I don’t think my stomach is as flat as theirs cause they have literally no fat but I was very flattered that she thought so! Then yesterday I finished working out and stretching and I lay down on the living room floor to work on some of my Diastasis Recti exercises and Lil Will comes in. He says, “Mom, you stomach keeps getting smaller and smaller. Mama, your stomach just keeps getting smaller and smaller!”. They also tell me that my burn is getting smaller. Last year I was making some ramen noodles and went to drain the water off of the noodles into the sink. I guess I was tired or something but I accidentally poured too soon and the hot water hit the edge of the sink instead of going straight in and the water splashed onto my stomach causing a very nasty burn the size of a plum. It took forever to heal and when it did it left a plum sized dark spot with little spots in it. It kinda looks like a weird birth mark now. But anyways, the kids say it is getting smaller now. I think that since my stomach is going down that my skin is also shrinking which gives the appearance that it is getting smaller. I’ll take it though. He made me feel very good. Kids can be brutally honest. They have no filter and usually can end up saying some unintentionally mean things. They have made comments about my belly in the past like asking If we were having another baby and stuff like that. I knew then that I needed to start working out. Now with their most recent comments, I know my workouts have been working even if I don’t see it myself. It has been said that , We are our toughest critics. Maybe I should stop being so tough on myself. Stop hating myself for having a soda every now and then or eating fried veggies sometimes and eating popcorn out of a bag! ( I love popcorn!) So today I am doing the Fire 40 and Stretch 10 class. I hope it goes well and I don’t try to skip it! lol Wish me luck, Mama’s!!! <3

Vegan Eats

Sometimes just sticking to the simple is ok. Rice and Broccoli yummies!

This was all of the stuff getting ready to go bad in the fridge. Sauteed onions, Zuchinni, Squash, Kale, Spinach, and Asparagus. I added this mixture to a tortilla with a slice of vegan cheese and toasted it in the oven for about 10 minutes. It was very delicious even though it looks boring! lol 😛

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