Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Serendipity.  Not the overpriced overcrowded ice cream shop or surprisingly decent movie, but the actual happy accident of finding exactly what you need when you're not even looking for it.  That's the best way I can explain this.
Fitness Jenn posted today about her 21 Day Fitness Challenge.  It really could not have come at a better time!

You see, yesterday I'm sitting in Central Park with Little Miss Bree and my Husband, and I'm watching this woman do an awesome urban workout. 

I should do that.

I could do that.

I can do that.

I'm totally gonna do that!

I realized I'm doing everything I can do to make sure that Bree is healthy right now.  Breastfeeding so I can lower her future risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes, making her food instead of buying cans or jars (well, will be...girl still isn't interested in solids!) We work on milestones and do baby exercises.

But honestly, what good does any of that do if I'm not a positive role model?  If I'm not living it, how can she?

 Looking at that toothy grin, I knew right then and there I had to make some changes.

So blah, blah, blah...changes, yeah, gonna make them.

Starting now with the challenge.  Wanna play along?  Please do! 

Challenge Day 1:  Six Goals

1. Something I can accomplish today

     Take Bree on a 2 mile walk. 

2.  Something I can accomplish this time next week

      I'll be visiting my family in NJ this week at their annual benefit carnival.  I don't want to set a
      huge goal, because I don't want to set myself up for failure.  So we'll stick with a simple, doable
      goal...let's avoid cheese danishes.  You don't understand, I must eat 6 every time I visit, they're so
      good.  We'll also make sure to get at least 30 minutes of walking in.  Perhaps my sis will join us!

3.  Something I can accomplish a month from now

     A little birdie told me that I may get a jogging stroller.  I'm so excited about this! So excited!
     So, a month from now I'd like to have started a C25K program, but I'm not sure when/if I'll
     actually get the jogger, so we'll find another goal just in case.

     I want to have a list of healthy AND cheap meals, along with the shopping lists.  As a SAHM, it's
     also important that I save as much money as possible, but not at the expense of our health.

4.  Something I can accomplish 3 months from now

      Three months from now I want to be able to run 1 mile without stopping.  That would be huge for
       me!  I wasn't even able to do that in high school, so to be able to do it as a 30 year old married
       mom- awesome!

5.  Something I can accomplish 6 months from now

      I will have lost 30 pounds. That's totally healthy and reasonable!  That's just 5 a month, but a
      huge amount overall.  I have to continue eating extra calories to produce milk for Bree, and I've
      been holding onto the baby weight, (plus what I started out with!) so I think that's a good goal.

6.  Something I can accomplish 1 year from now

     A year from now Aubrey will be 18 months old.  I want to run in a race with her!  How much
     fun would that be? Her cruising in her jogging stroller, watching a bunch of other runners. We
     could have matching outfits!  Oh man, I'm totally doing that!  YES! 

I'm excited to see what Day 2 has in store!  This was fun, and super motivating!  I'm going to put these goals on our family command center so I see them every day. 


What are your goals? I see there are a ton of you reading this blog, so please comment!


  1. Hey there! Congrats on your little cutie, and the move, and the whole SAHM thing!

  2. Hey Jill! Thank you so much! I love that I can always count on you with a kind word whenever I come back!


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