Monday, March 4, 2013

New Routines

I started back to weight watchers a few months ago, and while my weight loss as been a little slower than I had hoped it would.  I am proud of my accomplishments - I have lost 12 pounds - but I had hoped to be a little further along by now.  One reason I'm not - and I take full responsibility for it - is my lack of exercise.  I try to schedule it into my calendar but it always seems to be the first thing that gets pushed when something else comes up.  I have also realized that I prioritize everything but myself and that has got to STOP.  I am determined to hit my goal this time (I never hit it the last time I joined weight watchers).  and become a lifetime member of weight watchers. 

One thing I have realized when I turned 40 is that I have really let time take over our lives and I have let it.  It's easier to grab dunkin donuts in the morning on the way to school, go through McDonald's before or after the basketball games for dinner rather than sitting down and eating a cooked dinner.  Well this has also STOPPED as of today.

I have planned dinners for the week - and wrote the on the board I bought for the refrigerator and I am going to STICK to them.  Elijah made a smoothie this morning - with yogurt, fresh strawberries & banana - and shared it with Cloe & Blake. 

I am not traveling this week - and while I have several projects to kick off - my schedule is very open because HIMSS is this week and I am not there.  It feels very weird for me professionally because I have not been at a HIMSS or MGMA (except when I was out with the kids) in 6 years.  It's very strange not being there but I am going to use this week to get organized at home and put some new - healthier routines in place for my family. 

What routines do you have that make getting out the door in the morning or dinner time easier?

1 comment:

  1. Yay, Jeneen! I love this blog post. It was fun being able to run together last week, and I was hoping you would stick to your C25K program - sounds like you have the perfect week to do that. Treat those calendar exercise appointments like you would a work meeting - do not trivialize them. It will also help you to not over-commit to too much in one week. Love you, Girl, call me if you need any motivation!