August 11, 2011

Changes That Need To Be Made

Lately I've been thinking about things in my life that I need to change.  There were two things that popped into my mind right away.

1.  I need to start working out.  Since I came home from my visit up north, I've found my clothes don't fit the same (they are tighter).  My hips have larger love handles on them and my stomach is hanging a bit over the belt.  But more important than all that is that I do not feel healthy and strong.  This week I've started using our treadmill again.  I'm going slow, but I working my body.  I'm doing intervals of running and walking and will work up to running hopefully a 5k.  (It's on my to do list.)  I have to say that on the days I work out I feel proud of myself.  I feel strong.  I feel like I'm doing something good for my body.  That isn't to say that I don't have to drag myself upstairs in the mornings questioning why I'm even bothering, but when I'm done I have my answer--it makes me feel good.
So hopefully I'm going to continue.  I hope you will hold me to it.

2.  I spend way, way, way too much time at the computer.  It isn't fair to my kids, and it doesn't help me being productive in the things that really need to get done.  I find that when I'm on the computer it goes something like this "I just have to check this...", and then "oh wait, let me just look at this other thing...", and then "that reminds me, I wanted to look up this other thing..." and it goes on and on.  So I'm trying really  hard to limit my time on the computer when the kids are awake.  At most I only want to spend a total of 30 minutes on the internet during the day (except for nap time).  Maybe that will help me prioritize what really is important in my life from the internet and what I don't need to be doing.  Don't worry though, blogging is definitely a priority.

Are you working on making any changes in your life?  



Lisa said...

I know what you mean about exercising! Some days it's so hard to get myself out the door, but I always feel so good that I did! I hope you can continue to stick with it!

I'm glad blogging is one of the things you're holding on to. : )

Sneakers Of Faith said...

Good for you! I need to start exercising... one day! :)

One change I am working on right now is quitting caffeine. I'm doing pretty well so far. I'm motivated, so that's keeping the venti iced coffee cravings at bay! :)

Have a blessed day!

Anonymous said...

Where should I start? There is a whole list of things I need to change. To name a few: quit smoking, cut back on caffine, eat healthier, less computer time & more actual social time, housekeeping and organization and the list goes on!!!!

AnNaRicHiE said...

One guilty mommy over here! I tell you,when I sit down in the computer,I also told myself I am just going to check something" then know what is next..
I sometimes forget to eat sitting checking blogs,facebook and emails. thanks for the wonderful reminder shelly

Bitchy Army Wife said...

I've been limiting my computer time in the morning so I can get things done around the house. Not so in the afternoon and evening but my children are older then yours and don't need me quite as much.

I've also been exercising. I've lost about 12 lbs so far. Only many more to go.

Anne said...

Exercising always makes me feel good. But I really fell off the exercise track this past year. In the last 2 weeks I've jumped back on and wow, am I ever sore! But I'm vowing to keep going. I admire your goal of 30 minutes on computer a day!

Christina said...

I'm always changing something. Right now it's organizing because I know once Dominic gets back from A-stan we will be moving again and having an 18 wheeler show up at your door and having the guy tell you it's all yours has convinced me that organization should be my next project...more like a total overhaul, so yes organization is something I need to change about myself.

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