Monday, April 23, 2012

Kids are back at school...deep breath and attack the house,,,,,maybe tomorrow????

Well we survived the school holidays.  Yep I have the usual "mummy guilt" of them spending too much time on the Xbox etc but I will get over it.  I had the stepkids here for 10 out of the 17 days so that was quite limiting on what I could achieve outside of the house.

I have tried several times to write this post, as there was something I was going to say but I don't think it would be right to talk about it.  So frustrating!!  It is one of those times that so many of us who have blogs go through.  How much to share with everyone.  This is my style of diary, even though it is kind of irregular lol, but because it is "out there for the world to see", you have to limit how much you truly write about.  I don't like to whinge all the time and sometimes I feel that is all I seem to do.  There is so much going on in life right now that I would love to use this as a bit of a venting board but I know that because it most often relates to my stepkids and their other parent/s I can't.  Aaaaghhhhh!

Okay moving on lol.

Our diet has been pretty shocking over the last 3 weeks.  Today I finally got back to the weight that I was 3 weeks ago,,,,even though I did get lower at one point during the school holidays, lack of exercise and/or too much food intake ruined it and I went back up again.  We really need to get back on the horse so to speak.  Our measurements for this week were bad as well with both of us gaining cms instead of losing them.

But this week is a new week and we can get our routine back on track.  We are going to start trying some new recipes for a bit of variation as we have been kind of stuck just rotating 4-5 meals around in circles lol.  Lunch and breakfasts have been pretty stagnant between only 2 different things as well.  For the sake of Mr17's school project this needs to change quickly.

Our exercise has been pretty irregular the last 2 weeks as well.  We were supposed to be trying out the Wii Family Trainer and the Wii Fit but instead, we stuck to the Bowflex and the Treadmill because they were more convenient (sadly though, we missed alot of days :(   slack I know!).  This week though we are using the Wii Fit Plus.  I did my session this morning and had fun with it.  I just used the Wii Fit Plus section today and burnt approx 145 calories according to the Wii Fit.  Hubby will be doing his training tonight.  The kids and I were supposed to be walking to school this morning but naturally, we got up to find it was raining and I certainly didn't fancy walking 2kms there and 2kms back in the rain.  I also didn't want the kids getting saturated as they already have colds.

So, tomorrow is a new day, the house will gradually look better and my mission for this school term is to get some more of the house painted and keep on selling things online.  We have finally decided on some tiles for the kitchen walls (only taken 4.5 years lol).  We will pick them up this week and hopefully we might be able to make a start next weekend,,,,,unless something else comes up which is highly possible!.

Right, now that half the day has gone lol, I might look at getting some stuff listed on Ebay before I go and pick up my clan from school in 2 hours.  Back to the school time routine again,,,,always takes about a week to settle back into it lol!!!

1 comment:

Jen R said...

Oh lov, can relate to some of the step parent issues...the Twins Dad is remarried and they have a 1yr old step sister but step Mummy thinks she actually gets a say in MY kids life/schooling etc...I think not!! Good luck with the house I still mop today as its still a swamp outside...bloody good excuse I say to put it off for a few more days...lol