Wednesday, December 2, 2009


I have been thinking a lot lately about balance in my life.... it is not there at the moment. I have been spending a LOT of time on exercise and health, cleaning and cooking. I haven't been spending as much time as I should/ would like to on spirituality, kids, and friends/family.

I read This Post by a dear friend of mine and it really struck a chord with me. I lost all my baby weight fairly quickly by just walking an hour or so a day with all the other kids. This time I upped the intensity and obssess over it all the time and I really think that might be part of my problem.

I have decided I am going to try that for a little while and see what happens. I will walk every day (no more running for a little while...) and then do a Jillian video every other day. That is more balanced, and with 4 little kids - spending the 3 hours a day I have been on exercise is not balanced.

I feel very good about this decision. In a way it felt at first like I was "giving up" but really I am not. I am accepting that it is going to take time to lose the weight, but I am going to do it! I was on the tons of exercise and eating perfectly hoping to lose the weight super fast... but it hasn't happened. I will continue to eat well and exercise, just not in the obsessive way I have been.

Wish me luck!


Jackee said...

Good luck! I hope things are okay in St. George.

Trainer Momma said...

I love it. Balance is essential -- otherwise burnout takes over and then NOTHING happens. Good luck!