Sunday Social

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Hey Guys Happy Sunday Social Day!!!
Link up with Ashley and Neely!  And don’t forget to come visit me tomorrow for Mind Right Monday Linkup!

This Weeks Questions:

1. What is one thing you hate doing?

Cleaning up dishes. I despise it and would prefer to clean toilets. #truestory

2. What is the one thing you hate shopping for?

I don’t think there’s anything I hate shopping for. I guess going to Home Depot with John is kinda boring…

3. What is one thing you love doing?

Just one? I’ll say laughing. Because whatever I’m doing that made me laugh has gotta be good.

4. What is one place you love going?

I love grocery shopping. I know so many people abhor it, but I LOVE it. Putting stuff away when I get back home…that I could do without.

5. What is your favorite thing to do that you do daily?

Snuggle with my babies.

What about you!?

Mom of two, Wife, Life & Wellness Coach, Blogger, Writer, Laughter lover, Motivator, Quasi Health Nut, Vacation Addict, Hair Care Junkie, Beach Bum Wannabe. Writes about parenting, wellness, and marriage here and on other sites.

Fitting Wellness In

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After my setback I told you about last week I am trying to get myself back in gear. I am being more loose with my exercise plans so I can fit it in around the kids, john, housework, blogging, coaching and writing for clients.

Putting wellness as a priority for life makes me actually feel better about my setback….well, not better….but just not as down about it. Because I’m not on a crazy diet or strict exercise plan I dont feel like I’ve failed and have to “give up” or “start over.” It’s more of a refocusing.
I’m sneaking even more healthy bits into my day now:

  • Running around with Rohan more, suggesting we go play in the backyard versus suggesting we sit and read together. (He actually turned me down for storytime a couple days ::sobs:: )

  • Swapped out fruits in lieu of dessert and replaced whole milk with soy milk and other non-dairy milks.
  • Playing drinking games. (With water, not alcohol!) Making up games to trick myself into drinking more water even if it’s as simple as challenging myself to chug a bottle in 60 seconds really helps me get more in.
  • Restarting yoga for helping me zen out and being more intentional with my meditation practice. I notice that more than anything, when I let my meditations slip, everything else goes out of wack.

I am making better use of the mornings, and the evenings after Rohan is down for the night. And during the day I will get in either a run or a video. (T25 is my #1, but bodybeast and piyo are still in there. Going to try out P90X3)

I’m also starting to break things up. I suggest this to people all the time, but never did it for myself because I didn’t feel like it was effective enough for me to get a good workout….. but if it comes down to fitting in two minutes of ab work while on the floor playing with the children, or skipping abs alltogether…obviously playtime ab work is the best bet.

Plus, Roey is still the best free weight:

As for nutrition, I’m still swapping unclean for clean, and eating a non-meat lifestyle. I’m feeling drawn to release fish/seafood from my diet as well and really go for a vegetable-based way of eating.

Maintaining focus while still taking it easy on myself is good not just for the results I will eventually get, but also for my mental/emotional health as well. I’m feelin’ good girls!! How are you?

How do you fit wellness into your days?

This update was sponsored by Silk Soymilk. And you already know the views expressed were 100% Dani.

Mom of two, Wife, Life & Wellness Coach, Blogger, Writer, Laughter lover, Motivator, Quasi Health Nut, Vacation Addict, Hair Care Junkie, Beach Bum Wannabe. Writes about parenting, wellness, and marriage here and on other sites.

Mind Right Monday Linkup

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Good Mind Right Monday morning girls! How was your weekend? Mine was lovely. We went to my family reunion, and I’ll tell you all about it tomorrow. Today I’m focusing on getting my mind right.

You can get your mind right too! Just join The Mind Right Monday crew (Mamademics, Reese & Coco, and Me!) by posting about your goals and what you’re grateful for. Grab the image above and link to your post below! If you’re not a blogger but want accountability too, just post your goals/gratefuls in the comments!

Let’s see how I did with last week’s goals:

  • Continue reading THIS BOOK along with John and do some of the exercises
  • Workout daily
  • Blog at least 4 times
  • Write my pieces before deadline and start my personal writing project up again
  • Get more items sent to goodwill and organize a little more
  • Get a haircut/straighten and do something else to pamper me
  • Enjoy my family reunion
  • Look for new vegetarian meals to try
  • Get to Target for last items I need for Roey’s “preschool” adventure

Well, I had about a 50% week. I already told you what a slacker I’ve been with working out. (And my eating was horrible this weekend down south) I got a lot done that wasn’t on the list though, so I don’t feel bad about the red on the list.

This week I plan to:

  • Continue reading THIS BOOK with John
  • Hit up Target.com for a cheap pair of pants that fit (#thestruggleisreal)
  • Play on abcmouse.com with Rohan for a few minutes each day and download some new learning apps
  • Work out DAILY
  • Get back to eating healthily, and drinking water like it’s my job
  • Get back on track with my writing projects and submit pieces before deadline
  • Deep condition my poor neglected hair
  • Do something to pamper me
  • Keep Rohan bare butt as much as possible and get him using that potty more frequently
  • Get some alone time
  • Find another gig
  • Fix up the bedroom
  • Work on Roey’s “curriculum” (using that word VERY loosely)
  • Plan for my next fitness challenge group

I’m grateful for:

  • Having such an amazing family, and interesting, active extended family
  • Our lil car making the trip this weekend!
  • Coming home to a nice clean house – doesn’t that just feel so good?
  • The internet and earning a living on it
  • My health, my children’s health, John’s health, and all of our well being
  • Having #firstworldproblems
  • Fresh Coffee
  • Trulia.com, Realtor.com, and Zillow.com
  • Abcmouse.com keeping Roey quiet so I can eat alone :)
  • The existance of Elmo
  • Kaya loving her Jumparoo just as much as Roey did. It’s the BEST!!
  • John’s new job and side hustle(s)
  • My phone being so freakin’ cool (I just realized I can talk to it and it will listen to me!)
  • Another vacay coming up on the horizon
  • Blogging
  • Only having one load of laundry to do :) — And for Flylady.com on that front

YOUR TURN!!!

What are your goals? What are you grateful for? Share! And visit the other Mind Right Monday participants too! 


Mom of two, Wife, Life & Wellness Coach, Blogger, Writer, Laughter lover, Motivator, Quasi Health Nut, Vacation Addict, Hair Care Junkie, Beach Bum Wannabe. Writes about parenting, wellness, and marriage here and on other sites.

Fit Fridays: Slacker Edition

 

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Confession…….

Giiiiiiiiiiiirls….. I have been slacking big-time on my workouts.

My plan was to do Body Beast and mix in T25 and Piyo. What have I been doing?…. sporadic beast, sporadic runs and no piyo or T25 to speak of.

#shameful

I have no excuse. I’m making the CHOICE not to wake up early everyday and knock out my workout early like I plan to. I’m ALLOWING myself to slip and get undisciplined. I know sporadic workouts = stunted results. ::sigh:: I’m going to get myself into a fellow coach’s challenge group to help regain motivation.

Right now, I am bloated due to a monthly visitor so I’m not going to mess my head up and weigh myself, but even without the water weight gain, I know the past few weeks are having a negative impact on my conditioning. :(  I plan to weigh and measure at the beginning of each month so in about a week we’ll see how I’m really doing, results-wise.

Only good thing is I have been eating well….if we don’t count last night’s pound cake and sweet tea binge. ::avoids eye contact::

And one of the wellness related Q’s from my ask me anything post:

How do you deal with food cravings? Or are you naturally not a big eater? I have my gym routine down but it’s the food that gets me!!

I’m naturally a grazer and I can eat. I deal with food cravings by having a substitute and not having my real triggers in the house (though, last night I did tell John to bring home pound cake…and cupcakes)  I talked a lilbit about food here.

I feel like I’m usually doing better with one or the other. If I’m eating really well my workouts are slacking a little… if I’m working out hardcore…a) I feel hungrier and b) I allow a little more wiggle room in my diet.

My suggestion would be to clear out your kitchen so you don’t have your major temptations easily available, and have some healthy substitutes on hand.

I crave sweets, so I have lots of fruit around…but a fruit will never be ice cream so if that’s what I’m REALLY craving (usually around “a certain” time of the month) I will have a little ice cream and call it a day.

How are you doing, fitness-wise?

Mom of two, Wife, Life & Wellness Coach, Blogger, Writer, Laughter lover, Motivator, Quasi Health Nut, Vacation Addict, Hair Care Junkie, Beach Bum Wannabe. Writes about parenting, wellness, and marriage here and on other sites.

Thursday Thoughts Q&A

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Today’s Thursday Thoughts are just answering some of the quick-answer questions you sent in….

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Why don’t you date black guys?

Because I’m married. *zing*

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Have you ever dated a black men?

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Mom of two, Wife, Life & Wellness Coach, Blogger, Writer, Laughter lover, Motivator, Quasi Health Nut, Vacation Addict, Hair Care Junkie, Beach Bum Wannabe. Writes about parenting, wellness, and marriage here and on other sites.