"Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." ~ Anonymous

Thursday, March 31, 2011


The last two weeks I have been a bit off my new normal self. I was going through the whole PMS thing and then stressing out about some life issues on top of that. So, until yesterday I hadn't worked out in the gym, and, quite honestly, I haven't been tracking my food so faithfully either.

And I'm learning something in the process of it all.

Mainly I think I've decided/learned until I reach my weight loss goal I especially need to make my weight loss a priority in my life. This past two weeks it hasn't been and I'm feeling the effects of it.

The following conversation this past Monday evening is what spurred me on to these thoughts:

Husband: Did you get to the gym today?
Me: No.
Husband: Why not?
Me: (after having already come to peace about this decision) Because I had laundry to do after my dentist visit (and lunch following, because HE, yes husband, is my dentist ), so I decided to work out at home instead.
Husband: Well, what's more important?
Me: (ignoring the question..) No one would wash and fold the laundry if I didn't, so it needed to get started.

Fast forward to later in the evening and we had a talk about some things that were stressing me out and he told me not to worry about not making it to the gym, especially when I was busy doing productive things and not being lazy.

However, after I felt so wonderful yesterday getting a good workout in at the gym I began thinking...

Yes, there is balance in all things and not getting to the gym for a week wasn't the end of the world. I did work out at home and I accomplished a lot of other things, so I wasn't lazy. But boy I sure missed it, and when I think on it I can't help but wonder if I would've made it a priority would I have felt in such a funk about the other stressors in my life.

Anyway, these are thoughts I'm pondering lately. Priorities. Balance. Focus. Making it all fit in the life of a busy mom.


  1. Balance is a tough thing, especially with a family to take care of. It's important that you are recognizing it! A good workout always feels great!!

  2. Balance is tough, and I think that women in particular tend to not put themselves first. It is something you always have to concentrate on.

  3. I actually find that when I do workout that I am MORE productive in the other areas of my life. If you can't go to the gym could you get up before the kids and hubby to go for a walk or run to start your day? That's really helped me on days that I just can't fit in a trip to the gym.