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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

"WHAT GOALS???"

Oh Man, here I am again trying to play catch up! I'm such a dork sometimes! I just can't believe it's been 3 months since my last post. I just don't get a lot of time to stay ahead of anything. I wish I was Wonder Women, but obviously, I'm Not! So we do the best we can and leave it at that. I need to get back to setting goals, but maybe I'll wait to see what next year brings.

I have to admit my house isn't that horrible! I try to keep up on it the best I can, which doesn't always look that way, but with 3 kids and a Nephew it's one of those "lost causes!" Right now the Christmas Decorations are up, which I love!!! We're going on about 2 weeks until the big day will be here, so CrAzY! The year of coarse came and went. I don't mind most years going by fast, but this year has been pretty good for me, so it would of been nice to enjoy it awhile. I'll hope for next year to be just as good!

I'm still getting exercising in at least 3 or 4 times a week. I don't eat as good as I was in the first months of loosing weight, but I think fall and winter are hard, since there isn't all those yummy fruits and veggies to eat. I am down THE BIG 40 which is Wonderful!! My shirts and pants fit better and some are too big. I'm down to a size 14 and can actually fit into large t-shirts. I know that's not a lot to brag about, but for someone who has been a size 18 pant (should of been 20) and xl/1x shirts for 7-8 years, it's a big deal! I went shopping with my sisters last saturday and it was so good to try on things and not feel like a cow. I actually feel like I can go in my closet now and find something nice to wear. Another big accomplishment for me is I finally made it to the Overweight section on Wii fit. It was so good to get out of the Obeese section. These might seem like little things to most people, but for me it's been a long time coming. I have needed this change for along time and to finally see it happen makes me feel good! Who knew exercising and eating better could be fun, I sure didn't?

Well as always, HAPPY GOAL SETTING AND NEVER GIVE UP!!!!!

Thursday, September 30, 2010

CANNING, CANNING, AND YES MORE CANNING

I have Not had 2 seconds to update any of my blogs lately. I'm so behind in everything that it is time to play catch-up. Which to be honest, is not an easy task.

I have to say that since school started and my time tending my nephew and canning and canning, has put my house and exercise goals on hold. Well not really hold, because I do still get some things in my house cleaned and I do fit in some exercising a few days a week. I just would like to do more... I guess canning can be a goal, since it's a lot of work and having that food on my shelves is a sense of accomplishmet. So I will go and say for the last month my goal has been getting the canning done.

I have a Love/Hate relationship with canning! I hate the work, but love the results. It's so great to look at your shelves and know that if something happens, you'll survive. (at least for awhile, anyway) In the past I have let my hubby and his dad do the canning. I would step in occasionally to feel like I'm doing something useful, but for the most part I would observe. I would do somethings with my mom, but I only have canned one thing by myself since I've been married. (which was peach butter)
This year though I have been a "Stay at Home Mom" and have decided I need to try and be more domestic and do some of it myself. So in July I did Garlic pickles. I have been wanting to do pickles for years and if I would have known how easy it was, I would have been doing it. They are so tasty and delicious. Me and the kids can open a jar and scarf it down in about 5 min. Most of what I've done has been in the last month. We have done a double batch of salsa, 179 pints of frozen corn (me and the sister-in-laws), Peaches, Raspberry jam, raspberry jalepeno jam and raspberry syrup. We actually do more than this even, but we still have a lot of the other stuff. I guess I'm just proud of myself for trying some new things this year and getting it done.. I did the peaches and the RJ jam by myself and I have helped other people can somethings. The corn we had to pick ourselves, which I ended up doing 3 times with other people, even though I didn't need any. The raspberries were a pick your own thing as well, and every time you went it was a couple hour project. That was only twice, but it takes a long time to feel up a bowl.
So there you go! This is why everything else has been put at the bottom of my lists. To be honest this is the 1st year I have actually enjoyed doing the canning. Depending on what you're canning, it can kind of be relaxing. Everything is yummy and will be so nice to pull out through out the winter/spring months. I'm done canning for awhile unless I do more RJ Jam, but I'm done for now. The holidays are coming on quickly, so it's time to get some organization done for the shopping and decorating.
There will be no goals set this week, since it's almost over. But I will shoot for next week to get my life and home back on track. I hope you have stuck with your goals better than me! If you haven't that's okay to, get back doing it when you can....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

NEW SCHOOL YEAR, NEW GOALS!!!!

I have been totally "goal slacking" I figured it is okay, because sometimes summer is crazy and other things occupy your time. You know, like fighting kids, boredom, emergency room trips (2 in a week period), broken arm, (that required surgery). You get the jest of what I'm saying though, right! Being a MOM is so FANTASTIC,sometimes! Well school has started again, so that means I need to get back to a better Goal setting routine. I'm not sure what I want my goal to be yet, but I will figure them out as the weeks go on.

I guess this week, I just want to get back into the swing of getting my oldest up for school in the mornings. This is truely the only thing I hate about the kids goin' to school... Why can't school start at like 10 or something? Well I was shocked when the alarm went off this morning. It actually took me a minute to understand, why the alarm was going off in the 1st place. That's how dorky I am, though! My son actually did better than me. He got up, without a fight. He made his own bowl of cereal, Ate it, brushed his teeth and headed out the door. He didn't even want me to walk with him, sad huh! It makes me proud that he's come so far. A couple of years ago I had to walk him to class almost everyday and now he's off on his own and feeling so proud. My hubby actually went over to the school when he was getting out and Jay says "Dad I was just going to walk home." He is my angel and I don't know if it's just because he's older now, but while the other 2 crave my attention constantly, he just does whatever he feels like. He's always been that way. Found his own fun and when he needed something, he came and asked. I think Heavenly Father knew I needed him first, just for my own sanity.

I thnk I will also just try to keep the house picked up. It's a battle I never Win, but it's worth a try. We got the kids rooms pretty clean the other day. I could maybe do a couple of bathrooms and laundry, but I think this week will be a very low cleaning week.

My exercise goals this week is as always, JUST DO IT!!!! I have been getting more creative with this, so it's been easier to stay at it. I have been checking out fun exercis videos from the library and it has really helped. It also helps me know if it is one I might want to purchase in the future. I have been challanged and sore, but when it's fun, I try not to dwell on those things. I've been platoed on 30lbs for awhile and it is getting me frustrated. I just have to look at that as more motivation to do more and try harder. I also need to probably cut back a little more on the eating. Not that I over do it, but I need to cut more.
If your like me and can't afford gym passes or classes then you have to work extra hard to lose the calories, which sucks, but that's why you have to find things you enjoy doing! I know I'm getting in better shape, but it would be nice to see some results. I know eventually they will come, I'm just not very good at waiting!

NEVER GIVE UP AND KEEP SETTING THOSE GOALS! WE CAN DO IT!!!!!

Monday, July 19, 2010

IT'S A NEW WEEK

Last week was kind of a crazy week, but it was a lot of fun with family! That is always the best kind of fun, I think! But unfortunetly it's a New Week, so New goals have to be set. I'm not sure what I need to accomplish this week because I'm so beat from last week, that sitting and reading some good books is about all that is appealing to me right now. I'm going to go for it though and set a couple. It's amazing how there is always something that looks bad every single week. I hate feeling "NOT ORGANIZED," but with my kids, they go into a room, they look around the room and then they see how many things they can trash in the least amount of time possible. I'm being very honest right now, but that is how it goes around here. So the days that I don't pay as much attention to them, is the days that every room has had a tornato crash down on it.

This weeks goals:
#1. This is also a very honest statement. My bedroom and Bathroom are right now the messiest rooms in the house. (Besides the basement) It is where all the dirty clothes get thrown, it's where we get the kids ready, it's where we iron the clothes, okay you get the picture! So To find my bedroom floor and to sweep up the wig that is covering my whole bathroom. (Yes my hair has been falling out that much!)
#2. The Pantry. It doesn't matter how often me or jason cleans this, it eventually goes back to messy after 1 or 2 grocery shopping trips. By the time we load the cart, want to kill 1 or all of our kids,(this is why I don't tackle the grocery store with all the kids by myself) then stand in line, load the car, bring the
groceries into the house, we our just to wiped out to put things neatly on the shelves. So it is time again to face the pantry!

We were able to get the fridge and freezer cleaned out today, so I'm chalking that up for a completed Goal!

#3 I'm still having some bad exercising weeks, so this week my goal is to engage in Physical activity 4 days this week and do at least 45 min-1hr. This month has been crazy with things going on and I have been stuck on a little curve, but I'm going to do my best to get straight again.

#4 To also get back to the healthier eating habbits. I was doing pretty well turning things down and keeping my portions smaller, but the last couple of weeks with holidays and things, I know I can do it, because I've been doing it. You will always fall sometimes, but you just have to get back up!

Have A Happy 24th Celebration and as always Good Luck!!!!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Listen to My Goal Music


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DONE, DONE, AND DONE!!!!!

Well it's Thursday night and I'm finally able to sit down for a few minutes to update this week. Well my last week goals were a success, some what. My Husband did the Carpet cleaning for me and then I finally got to the kids Bathroom Sunday morning, before church. Like I said in my last post, "Husbands can help with your goals!" They are capable, even if they act like they're not. I do give my Hubby lots of credit. He is so good to help around the house and do his share. I always tell people that he is a better cleaner then I am, and that my friends is absolutly TRUE. He's the deep cleaner around here, while I'm satisfied most days with the "Picking up".
That is probably why I needed this Blog! He is the Provider in our house and I should and do have the time to make our house "livable." Plus I don't want to hear the dreaded words, "Well I work all day!" I have heard it plenty of times and you would think he would learn his lesson, but No! I know he doesn't do it to be mean, but it still hurts my feelings and I still get angry.

This weeks cleaning Goals:
To be honest, I don't have any this week. My week has been busy, plus My little girls birthday was Monday and so I was able to get all the kids bedrooms cleaned and Vaccumed. (Not that they look that way now, but they looked Good Monday) I have had kids here most of the week, except today. SO I was able to get my kitchen swept and mopped. I made my kids pick up all the toys and other crap on the floor this morning, so the downstairs doesn't look that bad right now either. I do have to bake a lot tomorrow and fold my laundry. (Okay, I will probably not get to my laundry until Sunday, unless I can get my kids to fold them.) The Laundry is a never ending job, so if you have 20 loads, then make that as your goal for the week and then treat yourself to some Ice Cream.

Exercise Goal:
Well, The last couple of weeks have not been as good as I would like, but I'm not going to get discouraged. I have been lucky to get 20 min most days. I need to do at least an hour, but sometimes life is crazy and so if 20 min is all you can do, then it's so much better then doing "Nothing!" I have tried to add weights to my Turbo Jam workout, so I'm hoping that will help a little.

I have to just really try not to fall off the wagon this weekend at my Family reunion. I know there will be so many Yummy Foods and I know me and my self control, which is not much. We will be doing a lot of physical activities, like roller skating, paddle boating, kayacking and the old games like: Annie-I-Over, Red Light, Green Light, Hide-N-Seek, etc. I will be participating in all these, so maybe all the eating won't be so bad. I am so excited for this reunion! It is going to take us back to all the good times we had when we were kids. I really did have a fun childhood. I wish I would have appreciated it a little more. We practically lived at my Grandparents house most the summer. We played games, climbed the hay in the barn, played down in the slough, Splashed in the irrigation water when it was my grandpa's turn. Those were the "good old days" I just hope I can make those same memories for my kids and then they can some day blog about "Those good old days!"

Advice:
Don't ever feel bad about falling off the wagon around the holidays or around fun celebrations. If you can, eat extra good the other days and then go and just have a good time eating and catching up with the people you love. Or just do a lot of exercising that week.

I will try to have better goals next week. I have already started thinking about the ones that need to get done. Good Luck and Keep setting those Realistic goals!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

THIS IS THE NEW BLOG

This the start of my new goal blog! I first started this blog for mothers to read, set goals, ask ?'s and to basically get support from other mother's out there that maybe struggle with the same things. Well, No one got on, so I stopped the blog.

I have now realized that "It Just doesn't matter!" (yes that is the famous speech from Meatballs) I was feeling good when I was setting goals. I also do better at accomplishing goals when they are written down. I still want to be able to help other's out there feel better to.

SO instead of just making this blog for mother's, I want anyone to benefit from setting goals. To be honest, I've never been good at goal setting. I've tried "New Years Resolutions!" I'll do good for a couple of weeks, then slowly fade out to, Oh Well, Maybe next year! I finally stopped making them. This year I didn't make any, but wanted to improve in certain areas of my life. Well I'm in my 7th month of constant regular exercising and is finally loosing weight.

I started thinking that weekly goal setting sounds easier than trying to make a couple of big start of the year goals that don't always last. So that is what this blog is going to be. Little weekly goals that will maybe get my life and home in order. I never make goals to hard, but I make goals that I feel good about, so that's what I want you to do as well. You can do this with me, or Not, but right now for me, It's working!!!

THIS WEEKS GOALS:

This is going to be a week of not a lot of goals. My husband has this week off and I really just want to do a couple of fun family things. There is some things in my home that need to get done though.

1. Clean Family room carpets. I don't think we can go 1 day without the kids spilling drinks or smashing food into our carpets. I just vacuumed under our couches and I couldn't believe what was under them. Grapes that were turning into raisins, wrappers, food, pens, crayons. You get the idea! It's so gross! It's not like we never clean under them either. Every week we do this and every week it's the same.

2. Kids Bathroom. This room does not get cleaned very often, because it doesn't get used that much. It's amazing how dirty it gets even when it's not being used. Well rings around the tub and toliet, means yuck!

MY EXERCISE GOAL:

"JUST DO IT!" This has taken me a long time to figure out, but I finally did! I feel good about myself for the first time in 12 years. If you are like me, then sitting on the couch eating food, that's not good for you, is much easier then getting off your butt to do physical activity. Well physical activity is now "my out" and "my mommy time!" It's also a way to clear my head and for 45-min to 1hr not think about anything else.

SOME EATING AND EXERCISE TIPS:

I want you to know that you don't have to be discouraged when loosing weight. I Hate
fab diets. I've never done them and probably never will. You have the only protein diet, the No carb diets, the give yourself shots diets. I could go on and on, but won't! I love Carbs and Yes I know that they are not good for you! I also No that cutting them completely, is not good either! You can loose weight cutting them out of your diet, but you can also gain weight back faster when you choose to eat them again. I have seen this many times in friends and family, then you have to start all that hard work over again.

So I have chosen to loose weight slowly and maybe, just maybe I will keep it off longer. When you have to work extra hard for things, you seem to appreciate them more. I'm not saying, eat what you want and exercise, because you do have cut carbs. I have cut breads and sugars to an extent. When I eat hamburgers, hotdogs, or anything else that requires buns or bread, I choose to leave it out. If you loose the bun at a BBQ, you can eat the salads and other yummy things that might be staring you in the face. Same with fast food. Cut the Bun and you can eat the fries!

I also love candy, and treats, and ice cream, and anything else that puts on pounds. I have not cut these either. I still eat them, but the trick is to NOT OVER DO IT! I will read the back of the labels. For example: My husband bought a big bag of M&M's at Sam's club. (I love them) There is like 210 calories for 1/4 cup or something. So I get out my 1/4 cup measuring cup and that's how much I can eat. It is a lot of work to say NO More, or even just NO! You have to train yourself and also pick your battles. Cut Portions, Cut portions, cut portions!!!! If you do this, you will loose weight and eventually get your stomach to Not need those Big portions!

Exercising is one of those things that if it's NOT FUN, you won't do it! I have found some things that have worked for me. I also only do the things I enjoy! You might have to try lots of things, but once you find the one for you, it will be easy and rewarding. The amount of time and the number of days you exercise depends on How much weight you need or want to loose. I have to still loose a lot, so I try my best to do 6 days a week, for 45-1hr. If I was single I could do more, but with kids, if you can even get in 30min, your doing good!

You will probably get discouraged at times, I know I have! But Please, please "DON'T GIVE UP!!! You will have bad weeks, but just start fresh the next week. As someone going threw this as well, I would love to help support you and answer ?'s you may have.
IF I CAN DO IT, YOU CAN DO IT!!!!!