Hello All! I’m back from vacation and I’m ready to take my life back. With having two kids in two years, I’ve been too busy, too stressed, and too tired. I’ve gained 20 lbs in baby weight and I’m tired of feeling this way.
With all that said, I’m cleansing myself and my house. It’s time to sleep train my baby, get my body fit again, and have less to worry about. It’s time to take back my life!
What I did over vacation was look for some inspiration to de-clutter my house. It’s really a mental game, so I started taking mental lists and easy places for me to start. Once returning from home, I’ve been asking myself one question. “Would I miss it?” There’s plenty of items in around my house I’ll see and go “Oh yea, I do have that.” Those are the kind of items I’m going for.
I’m also tackling anything on an empty surface that shouldn’t be there. Once I put some things away, I’m going to clear the surface by placing everything in a box. Then I’ll sit down and sort through it. A good bit of my clutter is paper/mail clutter which I hate.
I can write a whole post or a few on this. I don’t have a picture perfect home or anything, but speaking from personal experience. Clutter sucks the oxygen out from me, figuratively speaking. I could never do the tiny house thing, but I like the concept. Less is more! I’m not speaking about the size of the house. Sorry, but I like having space to be creative, host gatherings, and feel comfortable in. I’m speaking about the mindset, what can you live without, what can be borrowed, what is multi-functional.
My health journey started when we wanted to start a family. My mom had a similar issue, but her fix wasn’t working for me. Before pumping my body with fertility treatments, I wanted to go down the natural path and boy did I learn A LOT about health and my body. Since having my two children, it’s been really hard for me to be disciplined and consistent. I’m also just trying to get to the next hour, complete what needs to be done, and I’ve been a basket case.
Since going to a nutritional counselor, I’ve continued taking supplements and plan on clean meals. But I’m starting something this week focusing on weight loss. I’m going to blog about my experience on this product and give you HONEST feedback. I’m extremely hopeful, it’s not a new product, but a brand I trust.
While I was on vacation, I was thinking about what motivates me to be fit. I was an athlete my whole life and I just wanted to be a better player and pull my weight. Being a top performer and recognition is a common motivator, so I need to be creative and figure out how to integrate this in an exercise routine and my busy life. I think once the baby is steeped trained, it’s going to look more like an early morning run or ride.
This is HUGE and everyone’s lifeline. I’m being waken up multiple times a night and I’m not entirely sure how I’m going to pull this one-off. I know, it’s my second child, but this baby never took a paci so it complicates things a little. I’M ASKING FOR INPUT HERE! We are in a 3 bedroom, so I potentially could set his crib in the 3rd bedroom. I’m concerned that it will be a different environment of him and won’t settle well. I’m also worried that his crying will be long and hard. I put him down for a nap yesterday in his brother’s room where his crib is (instead of the pack-n-play in my room) and he cried for an hour. I went to check on him at 5 minutes, 15 minutes, and 30 minutes. Then he slept 10-20 minutes, so it was not a good experience. I’m not typically a cry-it-out mom, but there comes an age and time when I resort to it. What has worked for you in the past?
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