Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Today is the Day: Ready for the New Year!

I'm fairly certain that the next two days cannot go by soon enough.  Tomorrow at 5:00 will kick off the most necessary 13-day break I have needed in such a long time.  It took all I had to come into work today, and although it's pretty slow in the office, showing up is what counts at a time like this.. LOL.

2012 has been a great year, but I am so ready to see what 2013 has in store for my family and me.  The first thing on the New Year's agenda for me is to get healthy.  Why start January 1, when really, there's no better day than today.  P.S. I've said that same thing about 4 days in a row this week and have been bombarded with a Cookie Exchange at work and a platter full of deliciousness from my Mother-in-law.  Today is the day.

So with that said, I am in clean eating mode starting today.  I'm following the Tone It Up Plan: 7 Day Slim Down, and here is what I had for meal 1-- Slim Down Scramble.

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2 egg whites

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green pepper, mushroom and tomatoes

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scramble together 

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Along with clean eating, I will be incorporating running.  I've started the Couch 2 10K program a couple different times, and I've done a 10 week challenge at a local fit club... I feel like I've tried a lot of different exercise regimens, but to be completely honest, working 40 hours a week and having two children under the age of 2, along with a household to maintain, is a lot--- and I need my sleep!  Excuses?  Maybe. 

I am not someone who feels AMAZING when I wake up at the ass crack of dawn to get in a good sweat sesh.  In fact, most of the time, I feel more tired.  After work, it's freaking dark by 4:00PM, and by the time I get out of work, pick the girls up from day care, drive home, feed the baby, get Teagie a snack, start dinner, eat dinner, clean up from dinner and get the girls showers, it's damn near 8:00---AND Mama's tired!!

I'm not a runner, I never have been, but hope to someday become one! Tonight I'm planning a mile run to jump start my 7-days of running.  Stay tuned. LOL!