It’s been a little over a month since Little C joined us. It has been an amazing month getting to know him, watching him grow, and adjusting to life with 4 of us. In some ways it feels like there have always been 4 of us and in other ways we still can’t believe we are parents at all – much less of two boys!
Becoming parents has definitely changed our lives. The focus is obviously no longer on us. We now have two little guys who completely depend on us for everything. One of the things I think about a lot is how we are going to teach them to be healthy and how we need to be examples for them. I have always struggled to eat right and stay active. In high school I played a lot of sports and ate pretty well. It was fairly easy to maintain a healthy weight and be active.
Getting married, going to college, having kids, and everything else over the past 9 years has been really tough in terms of staying healthy. I have a hard time making good choices even though I know how to eat right. When I do poorly, I have a hard timing jumping back on the wagon. Instead I tend to just get more upset which leads to more poor food choices. I would like to change that.
Between pregnancies, I joined Stroller Strides and have been really active. I started running and ran several 5ks. The end of the pregnancy and the 6 weeks I’m supposed to rest are just about over and I need to start right back up. I think my biggest problems are in my head. I talk my self out of succeeding long before I even start. My hope is that by sharing my struggles I will feel more accountable for my choices.
Goal number one is to keep a food journal. Just the act of having to write it down will probably help me make better choices.
Do you struggle with making smart choices or having motivation? What tips or tricks work for you? I’d love to hear any ideas!