Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Step 1 done.

Well I am finally a SAHM. My last day was a week ago and it's had been a rocky start. I was actually pretty emotional about leaving, it was a job I loved and I loved the people I was working with. My first two days at home were uneventful and unproductive. I slept when Ollie slept, and basically just chilled and did as little as possible. By Thursday night I was  ready to go back to work or find something to keep my brain stimulated. I do not sit still very well. The weekend came and it was full of running errands and seeing family. Once I was finally out and about I got motivated to focus on my new life. I think the best part was that I had time to plan my menu for the week, create a grocery list, and have stuck to what I have planned to eat. Part of me feels lame for that being considered a highlight, but its all part of my new journey. So Step 1 is done, on to Steps 2,3&4. I do know how many steps are in my journey, but I am taking them day by day.

Step 2: Create my new home.

Last night I did some major cleaning. Being a working mom cleaning took a backseat to most things I was lucky to get everything cleaned once a month. I know I know I know that seems gross. I did clean throughout each week, but things like dusting, sweeping, and washing  happened when I had time or I could see the dirt. So this morning it was such a relief to get up and chill in my living room and not have to look at layers of dust or piles of stuff that got pushed out of the way until I could get to it. 

I have started two To Do lists. One is for small things that just need to be done and will help keep my home organized and clean. The other is a DIY/Pinterest list of stuff to decorate my home and have it not feel so bare. My goal is to tackle one item a day from the first list and to attempt one item a week from the second list. 

My first goal is to find or make a dry erase board with my lists and goals.

Step 3: Get Healthy.

I successfully made it to 3 cross fit classes last week. All three kicked my butt. It was worth it though, lately I have only been able to make it once a week. So my goal is to make it 3 times a week and on days I cannot make it, attempt to do the work outs at home, or run. I have made a pact with a friend to run a 5k in October. So I should probably start now. 

Since I had time to plan, shop, and cook my eating has made a major improvement. We are eating about 80% paleo 10% bad and 10% somewhere inbetween. So my goal is to kick my Dr Pepper addiction and completely cut out carbs. I have done it before I can do it again. 

Step 4: Doing stuff with Ollie outside of the house. 

I know since its summer a lot of place are on break. However, I want to find 2 or 3 activities Ollie and I can get involved in. Like gymnastics, soccer, museums, etc. I know they are out there, it just a matter of taking the time to find them, sign up, and add them to my calendar. It's a great way to get us out of the house, and opportunity for Ollie to learn. 

My final goal, blog once a week. The blogger app will definitely help with that. 

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a great start! I like your steps/ goals! Keep it simple- start slow!

    See ya when we get back from summer travel!



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