Busy Mom Life
When my daughter is home, I spend my time driving her to and from her private school, toting her to activities, cooking, cleaning and helping with homework. There’s also my job which, in real estate, means sometimes you are working on weekend, late nights and whenever your clients need help. Let’s just say, I don’t have a lot of free time and when I do, I’m tired. Maybe I am even lazy. I don’t feel like doing anything else.
If you do not know me, I should preface: my daughter spends the summer’s with her dad.
The summer is an emotional time for me. I miss my daughter like crazy and don’t know what to do with myself. My house stays pretty clean! Summer is also the time that I really get my fitness and healthy eating habits together. I’ve already gone gluten free and mostly vegetarian (let’s call it flexatarian). I had gained 10lbs between February and July of this and I could not figure out why. I did a little research and saw some scientific stability in counting calories. I decided to try this and downloaded an app called Poundaweek.
Counting those Calories
I counted my calories faithfully all summer and lost 11lbs! I know this is not 100% sustainable as it is nearly impossible to go out to eat and I find myself having to eat hardly anything leading up to a meal out. Now that over 10lbs, I will probably keep counting, but add more calories onto my daily limit. Right now I am maxing out each day at about 1200 calories.
Along with counting calories, I decided to either walk or bike to work as much as possible, and run occasionally. My best friend got me into yoga and barre. I loved this because the studio we go to is withing walking distance of my house and it forces me to spend longer than I normally would exercising.
Stability in Life
Calorie counting is actually the most stable diet I feel that I have ever been on because I can eat what I want, in small portions and It is regimented enough where I dont have to guess if I did things the correct way.
What Works For You?
What diet really helps you? We are all different and we all cling to different systems. I want to hear what worked for you and why.