OK now let’s be honest here…..we LOVE our kids and LOVE being a stay at home mom! However, when it comes to the times when our children drive us completely insane and the whirlwind of disaster just keeps on a comin’ we reach for comforts. Mine (like many of yours I’m sure….I won’t tell! hehe) are food comforts. You know the ones!! The Ice Cream bucket where you’re just going to take one bite then you find yourself adding chocolate syrup to the next, umm few bites!! Or, there’s the cookie jar that you say you’re not going to keep refilling because you are on a diet, but ya do. Oh, did I mention we only fill it for the kids and the hubby??!! HA!
I have been trying to watch what I eat since September 2018 and working out on the side. Let me tell ya if you don’t already know, metabolism at the age of 35 is A LOT slower than at 30!!!!! I just don’t get it. Oh well, time to stop complaining and move on I guess. Back to the dieting. I hate spending money on things I know I am going to fail at. Yes, I know that I will fail at a diet I pay for. I fail at the ones that are free!!! That’s why I can’t get myself to join a dieting fade. Also, I cook for my family so I can’t imagine making two different meals….or maybe I can’t imagine eating something healthy while they enjoy the good stuff. No that can’t be it, lol. So I have started increasing my workout days (4-5 a week) and eating a big salad with one or two of my meals. It’s working, just as slower than molasses! On days, like today, when the kids are completely chaotic I find myself with a comfort food and praying that Jesus has mercy on me and makes me skinny! Haha
The point of this story is that I know I am not alone. After I ate my fourth Oatmeal Raisin cookie (which I’ll share the recipe for soon!) I found myself feeling super depressed. Luckly, I have a wonderful husband who at times can surprise me with how comforting, sweet, and caring he is. He knew just what to say to make me laugh it off and feel brighter. That’s what I’m going to do for you! You are strong and beautiful just the way you are. Don’t get caught up in the skinny moms on tv, they probably have a nanny who can watch their kids while they spend hours on themselves! We are lucky to get 30 minutes of workout time without someone getting hurt, but that is better then nothing. Say a prayer for strength and guidance on your diet journey. On days you fail just remember, you are human .