It’s been a while since I had the write-up for True Confessions. For those of you who are new around here, Tuesday is the day where we put IT all out on the table, where we share the previous week’s transgressions, struggles, and good stuff too. You write up a post, leave the link in the comments below and then go read what everyone else has to say and leave them shouts of encouragement
or a swift kick in the ass.
I’ll go first
True Confession #1
We took an 11 day road trip for the Christmas holidays.
- The good- I survived the 18+ hour car drive there and back without harming anyone
mainly my husband.
- The bad- I didn’t drink nearly enough water
I replaced it with alcohol and that’s never good- he he.
- The ugly- I threw caution to the wind and ate way too much junk, junk and more junk.
True Confession #2
I am back to my normally scheduled programmed workout as of today!
- The good- I am registered for the Zooma Half Marathon in Austin, TX on March 31st. This will be my fourth half marathon. This year, I have been chosen to participate in the Zooma/HEB Texas Girlfriends Program, where they pair up seasoned runners with newbie runners. I am mentoring a new runner (Hi Carmen! She’s new to the Sisterhood as well.) and together, we will train together and cross the finish line together. It feels so strange to be on the *other side*, imparting my running knowledge
as little as it may be, with someone new to it. It feels really really really good and positive to help someone else out, to focus on someone other than myself.
- The bad- After a two week haitus, I returned to the Body Pump class at the YMCA. Lunges can still suck it. Period, the end.
- The ugly- All that junk and drink from the holidays have packed on a few pounds to my 5’6″ frame and I feel like a clunky tank when I run
True Confession #3
This has nothing to do with health and fitness but it does have to do with life and family stuff. My kids watch too much TV. There, I said it. It’s true and I think it’s affecting their behavior.
- The ugly- my 8 yr old daughter had a TV in her room, not by our own choosing but because it was already in *her* room when we moved in with my MIL. (Long story short- we’re building a house and sold our house quicker than we thought we would. We’ve moved in with my MIL, all five of us- ha!, while we wait to start and finish the building of our new home. Tight quarters- ugh. No mortgage payment- yippee!!!!). Anyhoo, I noticed that my daughter was basically addicted to the TV in her room, shutting out the rest of us and getting quite ugly when we told her to *turn it off*. In our old house, we never had TV’s in the kids’ rooms. We (the adults) got lazy and used the TV to *babysit* her in the MIL’s house. I know, bad mom. No judgement here, right?
- The bad- My 5 yr old son was following in her footsteps. The television was beginning to rule our house and I felt like I was losing touch with my kids.
- The good- we removed the TV from her room today. She wasn’t even upset when we removed it- she seemed relieved, of all things. We put in place a 30 minute rule for each kid for *after school TV watching*. I explained to the kids that playing outside and with each other was way more important than any TV show. We talked about all the things we could do instead. I stayed off the computer and truly focused on them. I am here to tell you that it is amazing how much I can get done when I don’t have my face stuck in my laptop. Also, my kids talked to me non-stop right up until bedtime. We played, we cleaned, we made dinner and my daughter- the one who is so sassy and can have such an attitude at times- was beautiful and sweet and hanging all over me with hugs. In addition, when she wasn’t playing with her brothers, she went to her room and chose to read a book- twice. I SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN RID OF THE TV MONTHS AGO.
So talk to me peeps! Let me know how your previous week went- health, fitness or otherwise. Confess it all- you’ll feel so much better. Leave the link down below and don’t forget to visit every else’s blog to see what they’ve been up to.
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I’m a runner, on my way to becoming a marathoner. I am 42 years old and have found a peaceful acceptance of my body. Through running, I have discovered who I am, besides a mom to three kids and a wife to one. I truly enjoy sharing my love of fitness with others while empowering and motivating women to conquer their fear of the unknown. In my spare time, I manage the Run with the Sisterhood Facebook page, work here and there for Zooma Women’s Race Series, and work part-time at our local YMCA.