Monday, April 23, 2012

Spring Cleaning Life

Here we go!  I've had this stinkin' chest cold for over a week...it's still lingering, but I am so in the mood to just get to spring cleaning.  Not only the house, but everything.  Organizing my life, my cleaning schedule, my kids chores, my workout plan.  Aren't you in the mood to spring clean life?? I've started a little vegetable garden and planted flowers.  Let's hope I don't kill them. :)

It's time to reboot my Cleaning schedule.  This is an older post of mine, but I really love it when I stick to this cleaning schedule.  I just feel so....clean & organized! A few things might have changed a little in my daily routine and such, but I pretty much need to get back to doing this daily.  And it starts Today!! Do you have a certain way you clean?

I'm also so revamped to start eating healthy again.  I know, I know....I say this all the time.  Believe me I feel it....ups and downs, eating healthy, trying to eat healthy, not eating healthy!! Ahhhh....I'm a normal person I guess! :) But, why do I keep going back to not eating so healthy when I know how good  I feel and how happy I am when I do eat healthy?  I'm not saying I eat horrible a lot of the times, but I just feel so much better when I really am eating mostly whole foods.  So, when I'm not...well, I feel it.  Last week since I haven't felt good I didn't workout and I guess I use food to try and lift my spirits and feel better.  So, at every chance I could I was taking the kids for ice cream, grabbing pizza for dinner since I didn't feel too good and didn't feel like cooking.  HA! All the stuff probably just made me feel worse.  Oh well! It's kinda funny, I do that every time I'm sick or injured.
I've also realized I can't restrict myself from certain foods.  If I really want something I'll have it.  Because when I restrict myself.  Later on I go on a binge.  You gotta have a treat every once in a while.  You gotta have your favorite meal sometimes.  But, 90% of the time I'm going to try and eat mostly whole foods, fruits & veggies, more protein, less sugar, drink more water every day!! Every morning I'm going to run on the treadmill to start the day off.  Continue cross fit of course, I feel horrible missing all last week.  I just keep visualizing how I want to look, how great I want to feel, the confidence I want to feel this summer wearing a swim suit.  That keeps me motivated.

Now to the kids chores.  My kids love their Marbles! It's been a good system to help good/bad behavior.  I feel like now that they are getting a little older we need to revamp their chores a bit and their good behavior jars.  I also want them to learn about earning money for the good work that they do.  I gotta figure out how to mix them all together: chores, behavior, earning money.....?? Still trying to figure out a great system for it all.  I saw this idea for younger kids that seems pretty good, but I still want to use our marble idea and our chore chart/family board in some way. I'll let you know when I figure it out.  Do you have any ideas or specific things that work with your kids? I would love to hear it. Maybe I'm trying to make it too complicated.  Hopefully I'll figure it out soon, my kids are slacking on their chores lately.

I'm feeling a little overwhelmed trying to reboot everything and also during my busy music teaching schedule....trying to write the program & get things ready for our recital, get registrations for the new fall classes, finish our lessons for the end of our semester.  Plus all other daily busy things of life, running the kids everywhere, dance practices, soccer practices, battling sicknesses.... bills, doctor appts, school volunteering, church calling responsibilities.  It's A LOT sometimes.  But, I just keep going & going one thing at a time.  It's going to be a busy May & June, hopefully after that I can take a breath. :)

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