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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Excuses...

My OCD skinny friend sent me this link yesterday.  It's a blog about excuse-proofing your workout.  Yes, she's that skinny bitch that eats healthy 99% of the time and exercises religiously.  I want to be like her...really I do.  Unfortunately, my excuses are legit 80% of the time...and the other 20% I'm just too damn tired to do anything.

I've done really well with half of my goals.  I've only broken the "no night-time snacking rule" once. and I've not had any fast food.  I did well with the walking until my clumsy ass legitimately ate it and has since prevented me from putting on shoes.  You can read more about that on my other blog....here

I've yet to go buy a new scale and take my measurements.  Yeah, I know...I said I was gonna do that last week.  Ya see, the thing is....I'm a single mom on a tight budget that just got tighter because of some unexpected school expenses, plus all the other fun stuff I get to pay for for my lovely spawn  children.  A new scale is no longer at the top of my priority list.  I'll get to it when everything else is paid for.  In this same chapter in my book of legit excuses is, I'd love to join a gym...but I can't justify the $30-40/month membership.  As a fall-back though, I do have some new pilates videos that I'm hoping to fall in love with....when I have an extra 30 minutes BEFORE 9pm.

So my lack of exercise is definitely gonna be a problem.  I swear I'm trying to find the time.  Once volleyball finally starts back in the next week or so, I'm going to force myself to walk the track during practices....even if it kills me or embarrasses my darling diva to death!!!

Until then, I'm hoping to try some new recipes for lunch, dinner & detox that won't break the bank with all kinds of gourmet ingredients.  I found this one on Pinterest and look forward to giving it a try. Day Spa Apple Cinnamon Water I'm also looking at new fish recipes.  The closest we ever came to eating fish growing up was fish sticks or popcorn shrimp.  I'm sure there are some tasty ways to cook fish...it's just not something I was ever introduced to and I don't want to make that same mistake with my girls.  I'll keep ya posted on that.

So my goals for this week are (in addition to last weeks):
1. Get acclimated with my pilates videos and my living room carpet
2. Find & make 2 new "healthy" meals

If you'd like follow along with my progress or need some motivational humor....please follow me on Facebook here. Happy Hump Day Ya'll!!!

15 comments:

  1. You are making progress! Keep up the hard work!
    aprichards.blogspot.com

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  2. you go girl!

    Have a lovely day! Stop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello! :)

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  3. Way to go! Keep up the good work. I am a new follower. Stop by and say hello. http://www.thesexysinglemommy.com

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  4. You are not alone - I have more excuses than days so I have a safety net. This safety net helps me hide my lack of exercise from my friends. My excuses are real but the reality is - if I want to exercise I could.
    I have been following your other blog - excited that I found this bolg
    Connie

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  5. I wanted to let you know that I nominated your blog for a Liebster award. I enjoy reading your blog, so I nominated you. To get more details about the award, just visit my blog. :-)

    http://fluffimama.blogspot.com/

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  6. I nominated you for the liebster blog award tag!!
    here is the link http://dailylivingingeneva.blogspot.ch/2012/08/liebster-award-again-d.html

    =)

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  7. I love your goals! Totally doable! and I will have to check out your friend link...I know I am full of excuses in the morning when my alarm goes off :)haha

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  8. Umm, hilarious blog name. Then I was rewarded again when I read your post. Freaking hilarious.

    I am your newest follower over from the blog hop. Hope you have a great day.

    Amanda
    from www.mommyiscoocoo.com

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  9. Those are good goals... I need to quit making some excuses myself. Join me tomorrow at 4:45 am to workout? Yes, doesn't sound fun does it?
    Stopping by from GFC hop. Love for you to stop by and return the follow when you can. Hosting Like me on Facebook today. You are welcome to link up your twitter and facebook fan pages if you'd like.
    www.thenaptimereview.com

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  10. your goals are great!

    Happy Friday! Stop by and say hello! :)
    nichollvincent.blogspot.com

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  11. Good goals! I know it's hard to carry through--I have been on the diet roller coaster most of my life. Now blogging is my biggest excuse for not getting enough exercise. Hoping maybe your blog will inspire me!!! Newest GFC follower from the weekend blog hop. Would love it if you could visit and follow back via GFC! Thanks for sharing!

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  12. Aggghh! Again I've been pipped at the post! Both Sara and Beatriz above have beaten me to it!!! Ah well. You have been awarded the Liebster award three times over - surely no one has ever been more deserving!! It's a hat trick! I'm keeping your blog link on my award list whether you accept or not. The details are on my latest 'Across The Pond' blog post: http://alia-cartwright.blogspot.com/2012/08/all-quiet-on-western-front.html?showComment=1346469458206#c914537413003419539 Good luck with this week's goals! :)

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  13. New follower from the Weekend Blog Walk. Getting to a healthy weight is never a straight line. I did a 30K walkathon once and by the end of the day, I could not even lift my feet off the ground, so I slid them along; I just did not stop. You can SO do this.

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  14. Yay! I'm so glad I found you! I hope that you might find some words of encouragement from my blog: www.healthybitsbites.blogspot.com. It's a tough road you're walking my new friend...but don't give up! baby steps...

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