I love people. I’m sure that shocks you.
I love hanging out with people and talking to them and going out into public places and seeing people…I am a people person.
I’ve discovered that it’s hard work to get two kids and a fiance going and the dog out of the way and make sure that the indoor-only cat doesn’t escape and everyone into the car and make sure that I remembered Chuck’s stuffed bunny and sunscreen and a sippy cup and something to entertain Boy Wonder if we have to go somewhere that is SO BORING and it’s rough, yo.
I’m sure my SAHM posse feels my pain on this one.
It’s not easy leaving the house. And it’s so much easier some days to just hunker down in the house with a book or a board game or something not-with-a-screen to entertain the kids instead of worrying that I didn’t bring bug spray or enough snacks or whatever.
It’s a fight with myself whether or not to accept invitations to go somewhere. I would rather stay at home and play in our pool in the backyard or run through the sprinkler and not have to put on makeup or public pants.
Kind of like working out and eating right.
It’s so much easier to buy junk food. Or fast food. It’s the easy way out and I took it for years.
The easy way is usually not the gratifying and healthy way.
But, if you work hard enough at it (and I am), the healthy way BECOMES the easy way. Because it’s easier to teach your kids healthy habits now. And to give them good food so they’re fueled for some good wearing-each-other-out playing.
Being a good example is always the good way to teach your kids!
So for the Mamavation post thingy…the question of the week is What are your current technology tactics in your healthy living journey?
I’m a techno-geek. I have a tendency to go a bit overboard sometimes when it comes to gadgets and such….but so far, the best gadgets I’ve got in my weight loss journey is my pedometer and my iPhone. I use RunKeeper for my walks, a Couch-to-5K app for my Couch to 5K stuff, and MyFitnessPal for meal tracking.
I find it’s easier to do this with less stuff :)
HEY LORI! I lost ONE POUND THIS WEEK!
This post is sponsored by Omron Fitness and I’m writing this to be entered into an Omron Fitness pedometer giveaway hosted by Mamavation