Monday, June 24, 2013

Weekly Goals

Let me start by saying keeping up with a blog and a life is a full time job. How do all these fabulous blog moms do it!?

Next, go check out one of my favorite new online boutiques right now The Zig Zag Stripe. They are giving you one item at 40% off until 9:30 tomorrow since their Facebook page reached 2,000 fans.
This is the new dress I just ordered and I can't wait to wear it!!
Sass a Frass Maxi - Mint


Last, I'm linking up with Operation Skinny Jeans for my weekly goals.
Operation Skinny Jeans

Goal one (which I have yet to accomplish) is to not eat out!!! I want to cook healthy meals at home this week. It's so much easier to count your calories when your at home and I really need to get control of my eating.

Goal two is to not drink alcohol. It's such a waste of calories and really makes you feel bloated, which I'm tired of feeling.

Goal three is to survive the last week of summer school. This teacher is NEVER doing summer school again! It's brutal!


Friday, June 7, 2013

Mommy Guilt

So I want to start off this post by saying I'm a teacher, so summers are my time off (boy do I need it)! On a typical school day I wake up at 4:45 to get ready. I leave my house by 6, to be at school by 7 so that I can get everything ready for my kiddos and all my lesson plans done before school. School starts at 8:30, and then I can leave at 3:45. I'm normally home in time to get the Princess from daycare by 5. During the school year I don't see the Princess until at least 5 p.m. every night, and normally I don't feel guilty because I leave early so that I can get home early to see her.

Now this summer we have decided to keep her in daycare two days a week to keep her on her routine since she is more aware that mommy is leaving and she will be there all day. So yesterday was day 6 of my summer break and I took her to daycare and came home. I didn't have anything to do at home, there wasn't a reason I needed to take her, I just took her to keep her in her routine. I felt SOOOO guilty for taking her! I sat and caught up on Grey's Anatomy (holy crap so much has happened!!) and felt guilty. I know that she was being well taken care of, that she was having fun with her friends, but I still felt awful the ENTIRE time! I felt like the worst mom in the world. I left my kid at daycare all day while I sat at home and watched TV! As soon as I went and picked her up I told them she wouldn't be back till Wednesday, which is when she has to go because I have a three day conference.

Does anyone else feel like this? Am I a bad mom for wanting some time to myself every once in a while? I'm just so torn! Yes it was nice to be able to watch a TV show, but the way I have felt all day wasn't. Anyone have any advice on how to get over this!?

Thursday, June 6, 2013

The Fitbit!

Yesterday was Day 1 with the fitbit and I am totally in love! It has made me so aware of the reason why I'm NOT losing weight currently. I have been tracking my calories with MyFitnessPal and then my FitBit keeps track of my calorie burn for the day. So I ate around 1,900 calories yesterday (which is way over what I'm suppose to eat), and then since I was pretty much sedentary yesterday I only burned 1,500 calories. Pretty much I'm eating more calories than I'm burning and I have a feeling that yesterday wasn't too far from a normal day. CRAZY! It is definitely making me more aware of what I'm putting in my mouth and what I'm doing. I started the Couch to 5K program on Monday that I found on Pinterest so I'm hoping that will help with my calorie burn. To anyone who is thinking about getting one I say take the plunge! I found mine on amazon, but you can buy them directly from the FitBit website. On to other news, it's Thursday and I have been a tracking fool since Tuesday! So here's to keeping it up and finishing this week out strong! Hope you all have a great rest of the week!!

Monday, June 3, 2013

The Plunge and Weekly Goals Link Up

This week our mini challenge for the 10 Week Challenge from Operation Skinny Jeans was to TRACK, TRACK, TRACK. I decided that I was going to make the decision this week whether to keep my online Weight Watchers subscription or go with MyFitnessPal (a free app that you can use on your smartphone). I was still kind of torn about what to do this morning. Every time I try to track something on weight watchers it would come up with no results. When I would put something into MyFitnessPal app it seemed to have everything. MyFitnessPal is free, and weight watchers is costing me $18.95 a month. Then I logged onto MyFitnessPal app and saw this motivation.



Holy Crap!! This girl deserves some major kudos and praise! She has lost over 100 pounds! You can check out her blog HERE

I have also noticed a ton of people who use MyFitnessPal use the Fitbit to track their calorie burn. So I started scavenging Ebay for a good deal and unfortunately didn't come up with anything. However, Amazon had one for $49 with free shipping if your an amazon prime member. So I am now the proud owner of this baby.
FitBit Zip Wireless Activity Tracker in Magenta
I'll keep you updated on how it works! Hopefully it will be in sometime this week!
 
Meanwhile onto my weekly goals!!
Operation Skinny Jeans
 
Goal one: Start running again!! I have found a couch to 5k program that I actually think I can do, so that is my goal!
 
Goal two: Cook at home every night! I went grocery shopping for the next two weeks so I shouldn't have to go to the store. I need to now cook all this food and not waste it!
 
Goal three: Start reading again! It's summer!! I can finally relax, read books, and take long bubble baths. All after the Princess is in bed of course.
 
Speaking of the Princess...
This was her Saturday at her 2nd Birthday party! I can't believe she turns TWO today! We are going to the Zoo to celebrate! I will be posting some pictures of her at the Zoo on my instagram. Don't forget to follow me (@cdecker0) for more pictures and updates!