New year, new mom

January 4, 2014

running

I resolved to stop making resolutions a decade ago. I mean, really. Who actually changes their life and starts to exercise, gives up fried food, travels more, has more sex and reads their Bible every day?

But this year, I resolved to try a little harder to be a healthier mom. I have already put off dieting until Monday, but this morning I did hit the trail with the family.

Our town has a fantastic nature preserve, and we had a great time walking through it. The trail is about a mile and a half, so long enough for a 2-year-old and a fat mom. I even jogged part of it. Now, that was after my husband said, “First person to the car gets a cake pop at Starbucks!” But still, I think it counts. I only had to knock Little Son out of the way once. That’ll teach him.

Did you make any resolutions this year? What are some of the things you are doing to stay healthy enough to chase your kids? Tell me all about it!

 

 

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7 Comments

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    Austin

    That is a fine resolution. But not hardly crazy enough. Stay tuned for mine.

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      admin

      Oh really???? I think you should resolve to give up Oklahoma and come back to Texas!

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    Julia

    Shockingly, I’ve met the past two years resolutions. (2012-get pregnant and 2013-lose the 40 pounds of baby weight and don’t cut my hair for the entire year) This year my resolution is a little different. By the END of the year, I want to use only safe/natural products on my skin. There are so many carcinogens in the world, it seems impossible to avoid them altogether, but I thought that it I could take it one step at a time, it’d be much more manageable. So this year I’m going to start reading labels and paying attention to what I put of my body’s largest organ. Soap, shower gel, deodorant, shampoo and condition, and lotion. I’m pretty much addicted to Bath & Body Works, which is why I’m giving myself the entire year to make this a gradual change. I’m not throwing away all the products I already have, I’ll finish them, but I’m not going to buy any new ones with “dangerous” ingredients. Here is a list of the types of ingredients I’m going to avoid. 🙂 http://www.davidsuzuki.org/issues/health/science/toxics/dirty-dozen-cosmetic-chemicals/
    Sorry this was so long! Haha.

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      admin

      Julia, I think this is an excellent resolution! A tough one, too! Nothing makes me feel better than taking a (rare) and luxurious shower , then lathering up with the complimentary lotion and body spray. One of the changes I made two year’s ago was switching to Jane Iredale makeup, supposedly so pure you can eat them. I also started using witch hazel as an astringent and coconut oil as moisturizer and lotion at night. Keep my posted on how this goes for you, I will be interested to know which products you like!! I love bath stuff and all makeup and hair “goodies!”

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    Sarah T.

    1. Giving up Diet Coke and all soft drinks (gah!!)
    2. Cook more at home – no defaulting to take out or drive thru
    3. Joining a gym (clutching throat and making gagging noise…)

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      admin

      Wow!! Diet Coke? I could barely give them up for my pregnancies. I can’t imagine for all time — what on earth will you drink?

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      admin

      How are you doing Sarah on the gym thing?

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