Monday, September 13, 2010

Time for an honest moment...

I'm gonna go off my normal blog path of babies and crafts, and be a little honest today.

The last couple of weeks I've been in a bit of a slump. I've felt so completely unmotivated, unproductive, and well...just gross. All I could muster these two weeks were a few outings, a couple walks, and one measly baby hat...pathetic (Haha). I'm not really sure where this slump came from. It's possible it was partly because Russ was gone for 2 weeks in a row, because lets just be honest, life is a little less fun without him around. I'm also just sick and tired of this stinking baby weight!! I know, i know, 9 months on, 9 months off, but at the rate I've been going it would be well over 9 months before I would shed these extra pounds. I want to fit into my skinny jeans again (the ones WITHOUT elastic...hehe)!! And most importantly, I just want to feel good. Slowly but surely I'm connecting the dots that when I'm eating healthy, exercising, and most importantly in The Word and spending time in prayer...I feel GREAT! And motivated too.

So with the help of the Good Lord, I am turning a new leaf.

First and foremost, I desire to spend more time with God. I want to be in His Word, and in constant conversation.

Second, I really need to start exercising more. The "plan" is to walk and run in the morning (I have a great little route down to Shelby bottoms), then do some good ole 8 min abs, arms, and stretch, and then some Pilates. The past TWO (count it 1, 2!) mornings I took a nice long walk and then a short run...gotta start somewhere. At times I'd say that I LOATHE running, but after I actually do it, it's truly rewarding.

Third, I need to eat better. Not only for myself, but for my little guy too. I have both a sweet and salty tooth. Don't know how that happened, as most people only have one, but I definitely have both. I'm really not much of a cook, so if anyone has some great healthy meal ideas, I'm all ears!

Fourth, I'd really like to get back into crafting. There are so many ideas in my head, and things I want to make. It's time to really dive in and get these things done!

I've started a little prayer/exercise/health/food/craft journal to hopefully help along the way. I don't know about you, but i LOVE journals. I love writing in them. I love finding old journals and reading things I've written years ago. I can't wait to have this one all filled up, and look back at the worn pages and see some real progress.

And that is my honest moment for the day. This is all on the internet now, so I suppose I'll have to stick to it ;) Hope you're finding yourself happy, motivated, and filled with Him!

3 comments:

Laura said...

Hi! I'm a new follower.

I get in these funks ALL the time. As far as the spending more time with God, more exercising, eating better, doing more craft things - you sound just like me. I want, I want, I want, but I rarely ever do. I, too, love to journal, and I started a journal a few months ago. Not a daily journal, but just something to jot down and draw in every once & a while.

I hope you can get out of your funk and into your FUN! :) Best of luck! :) ...and your little guy is so cute! I'm 6 months pregnant with my first, and it's a boy...I can't wait to meet my little guy. :)

sarahhenderson said...

so refreshing though to hear someone who knows that the way to get out of a funk is to turn back to God. i always find that whenever i just feel not right and irritable it usually means ive not done enough biblestudy or prayer time, and as soon as i correct that i feel instantly better.
(im also new to the whole blog thing, but if this helps you are inspiring me on how to be crafty and take control of life and do things) i started my own blog to hopefully start my progress and new leaf

Elizabeth said...

Jill,
I totally feel you on this ENTIRE post. Maren will be one (!!) next month and I still have 5ish (or more) pounds to lose to be back to my pre-baby weight. As much as I don't want to admit that I just might never lose them I'm trying to get more comfortable in my "new" body...you still have time to shed that weight so don't be discouraged! It really did take me at least 9 months to feel somewhat normal. I'm sure my ridiculous sweet tooth hasn't helped either. :) But you can do it!