Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A new focus

This photo expresses how I feel about this next little journey I will be on for oh the rest of my life , its an up hill battle for me , I wish I was one of those naturally thin people , do they really exist?
I don't focus too much on myself on my blog , in fact in my life I don't focus on myself , first comes family and then my passion for decorating , over the last two years I have really trucked through one project to another and made a huge difference in the house that is for sure , it is a home full of character and I am very proud of that . As a mom of two lovely growing girls I am busy all the time , keeping things running the way I think they should be.

But somehow as many of us do I have forgotten to really take care of myself , everything else has come first , so I have decided since the house is almost finished and I have no money to complete the two biggies left , the basement and backyard , that is is time to take care of me , to makeover me , to get fit and healthy , to really put in the work that is needed . I sure wish I was one of those tall women who could eat anything and never gain an ounce , I am in awe of those mystical creatures , turns out I need to work at it , much to my dismay ..... who really likes to workout and watch what they eat .... well hopefully I will again .


There is no better motivtion that impending spring and summer right around the corner .

I am putting myself through a sort of spring training .

Daily workouts consisting of a mix of cardio , weights , gym visits, yoga and walking , whatever I feel like that day.

I am now keeping a food blog diary , private of course, that is the only way I have found to really keep track of how I am doing .

Today is day three of full force really conciously working at it , my legs feel like they are made of lead , and I need to get used to my appropriate portions , it does take some work doesn't it .

The sun is shining , things are popping up out of the earth , trees are budding , the perfect time to shake off the winter blahs and get out there again .

Think its time for a walk.

23 comments:

Samantha2818 said...

Oh I wish I had your motivation. I've just booked a holiday so that should spur me on but I can never seem to get my mind into the right place. I know if I don't I'll regret it and will end up behind the camera in all my holiday photos. I am the same as you - I put everything before me. Hope you keep it up and good luck!
~Sam

Vanilla Bean said...

Good luck! I am going through the same thing right now, too. My husband and I are struggling w/ infertility and that has consumed my life. And I have neglected myself in the process! I know how hard it is to get started and motivated...stick to it! You will feel so much better in the end.

Screaming Meme said...

Chris...I know it is a struggle...But if you can learn how to be a carpenter...I know you can learn how to give back to yourself...It is not about the weight, it is about loving Chris, am I right? We put ourselves on the backburners only to be burned out...I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease about two months ago...after being very, very ill for a long time. I was so sick, Chris...BUT after that diagnose I had to take care of Meme...and I am a million times better in all areas of my life...You can see it in my blog...I feel good! I look better and I am happy! I want you to take care of Chris...because you are a gift to your family and to this world! Congrats on the three days! It is a step to your future! Hugs, Meme

Haven's Mom said...

Good for you!! I am going though this as well. I started March 1st and I've already lost 10lbs. As soon as you see the weight come off, you will be even more focused. Good luck =)

Sara @ Russet Street Reno said...

Taking the time for yourself is so important! I wish you luck in your journey to being fit and healthy...I'm on the same one, and always struggle with it as well.

B said...

Good luck with project "You".

x

the cinnamon post said...

I think it is so important to make some time for yourself. I finally did that two years ago. Of course I had to fit-it-in to my self-imposed expectations of mother and wife and for me that meant doing it very early in the morning before I was really needed. I started running. Very slowly increasing my time - literally 2 mins at a time. It has been the ONLY thing that I have been able to stick with that makes me feel strong and fit. Of course I would love to be fitter and thinner but that isn't my focus. I have a daughter and I don't want her to think that being thin is my goal. I love food too much to really limit it but I do eat healthy natural food as much as I can and I don't hesitate to have treats but they have to be really good ones! I was NEVER a runner. I used to dread the annual 10 minute run at school! But now I run almost 40 mins 4-5 days a week and it makes me so happy. I really wish you all the best Chris and I hope you will continue to give yourself the time and attention that you so deserve.
~Tara

Irene said...

I've been on this journey for over 2 years. It's not an easy one. However, it is a fulfilling one, once you know what you are doing. There will be setbacks, but understand that this is a life change. And those aren't simple.

Merri said...

Chris first of all if you are beautiful as your blog I would say you are almost Perfect. I just started my TAKE CARE OF ME 2 weeks ago and i lost 4 lbs (YIPPE!) I have to really watch so I am doing the calorie thing I have tried everything else and this is a no brain-er if you need any tips go to 400 calorie recipes it has helped me much

onelittlemustardseed said...

Kris, do whatever you need to do to feel good about yourself. You deserve it! Though, every picture I see of you shows a beautiful, radiant woman!

Takin' time to smell the flowers! said...

I'm with ya! But I have blogged about it:) HEHE! I'm a horrible procrastinator, its always nice to know that I'm not the only gal who struggles:) As always you inspire me! God Bless<3

JenLo said...

Good for you girl! You are right--it is an uphill battle. I too, am somebody who seems to smell food and gain weight ;) But you will be so glad you are treating yourself right!

rachel @ perfectly imperfect said...

you can do it... it's making the habit that's the hardest! thanks for sharing your struggle- your vulnerability is inspiring to all of us. : )
happy spring to you!

The Boese Family said...

Amen! Good for you! Look for a Zumba class in your area. I lost twenty pounds in no time, and I CAN'T DANCE to save my life. It is so fun and never feels like a workout. Good luck to you!

Pine Tree Home said...

Keep at it. I constantly struggle with finding time to exercise and eat right, but have slowing found that it just has to be a WAY OF LIFE. No ifs ands or butts. Best wishes to you.

Brenda said...

As we all struggle...
for keeping track of your food go to Sparkpeople.com you can track your food and exercise - it's free and there is a lot of support, recipes, and good information..Good luck one day at a time!!!

MelsRosePlace said...

Yes i kind of feel the same right now. Have embarked on a weight loss regime that really seems to be getting me results and have joined a new gym which opens in June. Also make sure i take the time now and then for a facial, pedicure - whatever it takes. I am my own next project! Mel xxx

Sharon@Sharon at Home said...

Congratulations Chris...it pays to focus on yourself. Good luck.

I hate naturally thin people ... I'm a naturally un-thin person :-)) I just have to look at ice cream and it jumps on my thighs!

Jane said...

You can do it, Chris! You have the drive to complete your decorating projects. Just apply the same drive to your new habits. You will do it.
Take care of YOU!
smiles,
Jane (artfully graced)

judi said...

christie,
i love your blog...especially cuz i love the beach! you have done so much in ways of decorating and i encourage you to do the same for your health. i started a journey about 4 yrs ago to pull sugar/sweets/etc. out of my diet as i found it battled with my emotions. i have felt soooo much better. plus weight fell off without really trying i think because my metabolism kicked back into gear.
eating healthy, reading labels(staying away from high fructose anything), avoiding artificial anything, and sticking to whole foods vs processed will help tremendously. you can do it!
~judi ;)

Kathy :) said...

Good for you Chris....

All the best,
Kathy :)

Silvia said...

You can do it :) Just take it as baby steps.

Mrs. Limestone said...

I have no doubt you can achieve what you set your mind to.

As for me, Ive decided that life is too short for me to be dieting :)

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