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

Friday, December 7, 2012

Weigh-In ... Keeping My Priorities Straight

Today's Weight: 167.5
Loss/Gain:  -1.0

Yay!  I'm not up!! Good thing, because my emotional self needed something positive this morning.  Oh, it's nothing more than...yep...TOM.

Earlier this week I was like, "Why can I not get myself together and back in to weight-loss mode??"  Sheesh.  Um, now I know.  I should've known because of the craving for soda and chocolate earlier in the week.  *rolling eyes*  Hello...that's my cue.  lol 

Despite the PMS I was more conscious to get my water in, track my food most days and I completed my 4th workout of the week this morning.  It's not always easy, but I'm really trying to enjoy the hustle and bustle of holiday preparations while keeping my priorities straight. 

This involves planning and preparation. 

This holiday season is one of the busiest our family has seen in a while due to my daughters being in basketball, my son playing indoor soccer and a few Christmas production practices going on throughout the week that we're all in involved in.  Every evening is full of something, so that means my crafting, shopping, party planning, wrapping, baking, mailing, etc. etc. needs to pretty much get done during the daytime.  

With all this going on I have found myself over this past week constantly keeping a running checklist in my mind of what needs to be done and by when.  Over the past years it's been easy to push my exercise to the side during December, and I honestly don't criticize anyone who does this time of year; however, I've found for me that when I start my day out taking care of my spiritual and physical self properly I feel much better. 

So, I have made a conscious choice that I will stick to my devotional time and then my gym time as soon as I get home from taking the kids to school.  Maybe I won't get as much done each day as I hoped, or maybe it means I am going to be going constantly all day and not be able to rest until late in the evening, but I will make sure to do it.  

And you know [insert contented sigh] I feel so much better for it.  Now off to clean my floors and check that off today's to-do list!  

Thanks for stopping by!  Oh, and feel free to share how you keep your health a priority during this time of year.  

Have a great weekend! 


  1. Awesome to fit your workouts during this incredibly busy time!

    I had PMS during my first week back on plan - it was so hard! Next month it will be New Year's Eve - one of our biggest calorie meals of the year!

  2. Awesome plan for the busy month :) Letting things slip for a month makes it easier to let them slip the next month!

  3. Yeah, exercise is a great stress reliever at this time of year. As I am getting older and am in perimenopause (thanks for that info, doctor) - my PMS has gotten horrible. It lasts almost 3 weeks, seriously, with 1 week just absolutely wretched. I am thinking about HRT or something to see if it can be better.

  4. I definitely put my devotional/spiritual time and exercise time at the top of my "have to do" list. It might mean getting up a little earlier, but I'm always glad I did.