Tuesday, March 9, 2010

9 months

I am a slacker. I admit this fully and accept my slacker ways. But I want to change. I am a 31 year old stay at home mom with 5 children, a husband in the Navy and no direction in life. Direction has always been a thorn in my side, following them, sticking to them. I always say tomorrow I will ________ fill in the blank with whatever pops into my mind at that moment. Tomorrow I will bake bread, tomorrow I will get up early, tomorrow I will do something with my kids, tomorrow. And then tomorrow becomes today and I repeat my tomorrow mantra. I never do tomorrow what I say I am going to do today.

Like everyone I made a New Years resolution, something I am generally opposed to because it's usually by this time of year that everyone has quit on their resolutions. My sister told me I should make "lazy goals". I can be lazy and play on facebook until 10am, I can be lazy and read blogs until noon but after those times I must GET UP! I must DO SOMETHING. So today instead of saying tomorrow I will. . . I did.

I woke up at 6:30 with the kids alarm. Normally I get out of bed just long enough to yell into the rooms wake up! Then I curl up back into bed and sleep the morning away. This morning I yelled wake up! and climbed back in to bed. I did not go back to sleep, I gave the Pixie some snuggles and I interacted with the kids. At 7:30 i sat up and grabbed my laptop to do my morning Facebooking & Ravelrying. By 8:30 I said OK LAZY TIME IS OVER. Done. I got up and put on some workout worthy clothes, came downstairs and popped in a workout video, grabbed my weights and a glass of water, and I worked out.

I. worked. out. I thought that bared repeating. I felt great! So great in fact I very nearly just took off on a walk around the neighborhood. And then I remembered the naked Pixie watching a movie and the kid sick on the couch with a tummy ache. So instead I turned on the tea pot and brewed myself a cup of yerba mate. It's this fabulous "tea" that is a natural energizer. Rather than my morning cup of coffee I am switching to this tea. It's dark and rich and so good with a bit of honey and half n half. And the best part is I don't have the caffeine high and then crash.

Now don't get me wrong, I LOVE coffee. I love coffee so much that the husband and I plan to open a coffee shop slash mini bookstore slash yarn shop when he retires. I can never give up my coffee but I can reduce the amount I drink for a healthier, happier, more energetic me. I can work out, I can drink tea, I can wake up early, i can go to bed early. I can get off my slovenly ass and DO.

9 months. That is my goal. It takes 9 months to grow and bring a new life in to this world and that is why I have chosen that as my goal. 9 months to get myself in the best shape of my life, to eat healthier (we eat healthy as is but I know we can do better), 9 months to a more active and happy me. 9 months, halfway to my associates degree, half way to totally debt free. I like the sound of that, 9 months to a new life.

1 comment:

  1. that's awesome Jennie and not a tl/dr at all. good for you! :)