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My Summer Self will Thank Me!

Today I woke up feeling really zombie-fied. My body is ALL thrown off from the serious lack of sleep I got this past weekend (it was so fun and worth it!!!) but now my body wants to do its own thing. I got in bed at 9:30pm last night and was seriously WIRED (aka wide) awake!! What the heck?! I guess 5 nights of very little sleep – 2 nights of those nights being all nighters – must be starting to catch up with me. :( I felt a little out of sorts today and it was frustrating. I had a errand list a mile long and only got to about half of it. I looked at my calendar wrong and what I thought was an 11:30am hair apt was really an 11:00am apt that I didn’t realize till I was almost there at 11:25!!!! I felt horrible and realized I really need to get focused and get mentally get on top of things and get organized again.

I had lots of ah-ha moments today that I knew were coming…..its just always interesting as to what form those moments come in. :)

One was at BodyPump class yesterday. As we were working out, our trainer, trying to motivate us, said “Your summer self will thank you!!” It has had me thinking since then about last summer ,when I hit my WW goal and got my Lifetime member award – and how awesome I finally felt in a swim suit!!! I have another personal weight loss goal and I LOVE to be able to accomplish it before summer so I can feel even MORE awesome and confident than last year!!!!! So I am now on the countdown!!! 7 weeks till school is out and its officially summer in my house! :)

Another ah-ha moment was today while I was listening to a clip from Dave Ramsey’s show this afternoon and he talked about getting back on the wagon – more so financially of course but he related it to eating healthy & working out as well. He said being lazy is always easier!! We need to think about where we want to be in 5 years?? In 10 years?? Then ask yourself am I on the path that will get me there?? This is where I LOVE Dave Ramsey – He said if you’re not then STOP whining about it! You need to change your path!! He said the trick in most peoples lives is that they don’t know or identify where they wann go. They just dilly-dally through life. Adults devise a plan and follow it. Children do what feels good.

I don’t know about you – but I think there’s a kid in all of us that likes doing what feels good!! Although, I do know when we act as an adult and devise a plan and follow it is when we experience the MOST happiness and joy. If we just do what feels good – then that is only temporary.

Question: Are you on the path that you want to be on?? or do you need to change your path to get there???

So I need to quit being lazy and dilly dallying through life like I’ve been!!!! I want my Summer Self to thank me in 7 weeks so I have some path changing to do!!!! 😉

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breakfast – oatmeal with Thrive freeze dried apple chips – 4

I didn’t attend WW’s today because I was *a little* up on my scale – it was enough that had I weighed in I wouldn’t have gotten my Lifetime membership free this month. :( So instead I got some stuff done for our church Girls Camp before getting ready and heading out to a hair cut appt.

I had a Zonebar on the way so I wouldn’t be starving during or after. – 5

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Thanks to Kelby’s cute hair idea I got A LOT more layers in my hair and reshaped it! I’ve been needing something a little different and I was soooo glad to see Kelby’s cute hair style in KS to model from so I wouldn’t be tempted to chop it all off. I love it!!!!

The front (after it was a little messier with the wind and humidity)

I also got some RED lipstick – just one of the many awesome tips I learned from Sydney! Check out her cute and awesome blog The Daybook :) Stay tuned for my new hot pink lipstick style!!! 😉

I was on the phone when I came home so I was distracted (and too tired and lazy) with fixing a good lunch.

Instead I grabbed one of these little demons in my pantry. And if that’s not bad enough I went back and ate ANOTHER one- which was the last one in my kitchen thank goodness!! When I was finished eating the second one is when I decided that I needed to see how many points one package was. SIX points+. :( I liked ta died!!!! And WORSE- I had eaten TWO. So there ya go -12

After eating 2 Kit Kat bars and realizing I was already at 22 points+ and it was only 2:30pm – I was not happy. Another ah- ha moment is when I realized how out of control I am, and the lack of will power I have- especially when I am exhausted. Planning and having my kitchen stocked with awesome healthy foods I love is a huge help when I am in times like these.

so to ‘counter-act’ all that chocolate and sugar I ate I grabbed a Laughing Cow cheese wedge. – 1

I was still hungry and was about to fix myself a tortilla pizzas (which really would have had me over for today)….but then I really didn’t want to eat it after knowing I only had 7 points left for the day. I was then able to just get busy and run my kids to where they needed to be.

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While Taylor & Jayde were practicing soccer, I ran the perimeter path around the whole park. I lap = about 1/2 mile. So I just cranked up my Rock My Run playlist and took off. I LOVE the DJ mixes to keep my runs fun and upbeat!!!! I ran for 45 mins including some sprints in the end. Felt awesome to multi-task and get my workout in for the day!!!

*Activity Points = +7

ran into WM to get a few groceries and came out and was starving so I ate a banana on the way to get Subway – 0

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We stopped on the way home and grabbed Subway for dinner. -7

With 7pts+ still leftover, I had the big debate of a protein spinach smoothie with only 2 pts+ ( which would have kept me under my daily points target)………or a Subway sandwich LOADED with veggies for the rest of my 7pts+…….. This is why I love WW’s!!!!! After looking over my day thru my dietSNAPS app of what I’d eaten today, I ealized that those stupid Kit Kats took up most of my day and points and I needed more veggies!! Which do you think won?? :)

Total Daily- 29
Activity – 7
Logged it into my WW app – that is when I was keeping the most control and was the most aware is when I was doing that before.

Gonna head to bed and try to get some zzzzz’s cause I’m falling asleep at the computer- hoping to have the rest of our awesome Kansas trip recap up tomorrow!!!

Night y’all! 😉

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About Carman

36 year old military wife of 18 years and stay at home mom to 4 incredible kids (3 girls ages 17, 11, 11 and our son is 6). After my 4th, and final baby, I decided I wanted to be more active, healthier, happier, and to be an example to my kids. I joined Weight Watchers and started using the Points Plus program to learn portion control, moderation, and develop healthier habits. I also used the dietSNAPS app to track my meals and it was such a life changer for me to literally *see* what I was putting in my body! Cyndi, Lexy and I created this blog to be accountability partners and that has been a huge key to this journey! I love to cook and I love converting my favorite recipes into a healthier version for my family to enjoy! I love the after effects of exercising :) I love challenging myself to fitness goals to change things up and in doing so I have run numerous 5K/10K's, several half marathons, one full 26.2 marathon, and a Tough Mudder. I love circuit training, weight training, and running sprints. My goal is to inspire others to take their health seriously, and to show how small changes can lead to big results.

7 thoughts on “My Summer Self will Thank Me!

  1. Peggy

    Hey Carman, nice to hear from you. If I focus on following FlyLady, I can keep on my path of feeling better about myself otherwise I’m as lazy as a slug. Love your new hair cut. Get the rest that you need.

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  2. ErinK.

    QUESTION: Do u log ur points into the note section of ur dietsnaps or do u log them in the ww app? I am trying out the diet snap app, but am wondering how you girls do it. Thanks!

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    1. Lexy

      We actually do both! We track them in the notes every meal on dietSNAPS and then at the end of the day we put one entry for our total daily pts in the WW app along with our activity points as another way to stay accountable. How do you like the app do far??

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      1. ErinK.

        I think I am really going to like it. Just need to remember to take my pics. I like the thought of being able to flip back thru my day. Thanks for taking the time to answer my question. I really like your site.

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  3. Carman

    Tammy – had so much fun with y’all on our road trip! :)

    Peggy – I am the SAME way when it comes to FlyLady….I can tell a HUGE difference in my day when I’m not following my routines. Just stick with it!! :)

    Erin – That’s awesome you are liking dietSNAPS!! It was for sure life changing for me! Be sure and check out dietSNAPS.com too for tips on the app. Keep us posted on how you like it….would love your feedback! :)

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