this year my intentions are just to hold myself accountable and continue what i started in 2012
no processed food. it will not come into the house
only real food or food with 5 ingredients or less (no chemicals, preservatives, coloring etc)..
buy organic & local...i finally found a local source ( farm fellowship)...i now get all my meat, eggs and some dairy from local farms..i pick up my order 1x month. The quality, cost savings and convenience has been huge! I know exactly where my food is coming from and this summer we plan to take Lauren to a couple of the farms to visit.
continue to reduce soda intake..no miracle is going to happen.....my only source of caffeine.i no longer buy it and try to only indulge when i go out to eat or an early morning at work
My goal last year was 80/20, try to eat clean most of the time at home that way i wouldn't feel too bad when we went out to visit other people, special occasions, birthdays etc. But lets be real...its hard...the cost, real life and the time committed doesn't always work out. I love to cook at home but I hate the clean up...so coming after a long day of work..I had no desire to be in the kitchen and sometimes a little one at my feet made it somewhat difficult. I ordered pizza a few too many times and I let the "special" occassions, holidays, birthdays etc. carry over way too long - hence why i fell over the wagon in nov/dec.
plain & simple - i get lazy, i get comfortable, i want to sleep 15 more minutes
i feel better when i do it- i just need to do
work.life.friend.marriage.family.mom.me time...find a balance or a new routine?
one i'm sure we call all relate to
a vicious cycle
i think i'm doing good in one area and well everything else falls off
my work schedule not impossible but very inconvenient being gone 10 hours a day
coming home to dinner, playing with lauren, bedtime drama, time with tony
tony absolutely hates it when i'm on the computer or my phone when we are on the couch
we try to have some quality time
i resisted getting the internet in my house because i knew what a timesucker it is for me late at night
until i got a new cable package and there it was
when i should be doing the dishes, laundry or project life
i have great friends who get sent to the back burner, who i love and adore and need to spend more time with because they are just wonderful and help keep me sane
i'm trying to get better at email and stay connected
but its ridiculous..the amazing Em lives just minutes from me and I hardly get to see her
this darn work schedule keeps getting in the way...I think we need to try a playdate for a weekend soon!
i have to work
i hate it but its whats best for my family
especially if we want to expand the family
#2 in 2013..maybe!?
but with 3 adults and a 1 child in our house now
we will need a bigger house
which means i have to stay full time
no flex time work which means my schedule stays the same
which stresses me out
so i need find a routine and stick to it
welcome to real life, welcome 2013