Oct 29, 2013

Grandparents and the Sugar Challenge

I love my parents!  They just came out to visit us/HELP me out for 2 WEEKS!  It was such a nice break for me.  My mom and dad played with the kids from sun up to sun down every.single.day.
The kids were in heaven.  They also were so wore out from all the playing....both my kids and my parents! haha!  I don't know how my parents did it....you know....expend that much energy day in and day out.  But they did.  I feel so blessed to have had them stay.  I can never have that much energy nowadays.  I'm so wore out.  In fact, I kept telling my parents that I felt so tired.  Never in my life have I felt THIS tired.  I guess 3 kids will do that to you...especially if 2 of them were keeping you up every 2 hours for months on end. 
These pictures were taken while they were here visiting.  We all had so much fun!

Thank you Mom and Dad!!!  I seriously feel rejuvenated.  You were such a HUGE help to me, and the kids loved every single second of it.  We miss you so much already.

On a side note, I know in the past I was posting about weight loss.  I haven't given up....although I fell off the wagon there for a good solid 6 weeks....YIKES!  Gained 7 whopping pounds.  I ate horribly, and only worked out twice a week.  Well, I'm on a new kick!  Get used to it.  I do stuff like this all the time.  Ups and downs....but never give up!  Anyways, here's what I'm up to! 
NO SUGAR until Thanksgiving.  I know, I know....Halloween is right around the corner!  I'm doing it with a couple of friends.  My friends and I have decided to allow some sugar...such as flavored greek yogurt, honey, and even hot chocolate and apple cider.  I like allowing some sugar in the beginning to help curb my CRAZY cravings.  I love sugar soooo much.  My kids call me the sugar monster.  The plan is that once Thanksgiving hits, I will step it up a notch and take out the above mentioned sugars until Christmas.  I'm also counting calories.  No more than 1700 cals/day.  My other goals include doing cardio 5 times/wk (30 to 45 mins), and lifting 3-4 times/wk.  I do crossfit twice a week with some girlfriends, so I will include that as cardio, instead of lifting.  I always struggle with working crossfit into my workout plan.  I never know if I should include it as weights or cardio.  A lot of time, I am so tired and my muscles feel like jelly afterwards, that I couldn't possibly think of lifting a weight.  But I have been feeling stronger in the crossfit department.  So I am going to push myself beyond what I think I'm capable of.  Hopefully the results will show it.

Feel free to join me on the NO Sugar challenge.  This is the perfect time of year to start....you know...right before the holidays!!  I would love to hear from you in the comments, and we can talk about our progress together for motivation throughout the challenge.  Have a great day!


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