Today is my birthday!!! :) I turn 29 years old today. That's right, it's the 1 year countdown to the big 3-0! Me and a couple of my friends I grew up with all have birthdays in the first couple weeks of September and have already planned that we are going out on the town next year for our Dirty/Flirty 30 party. We are getting a limo ...which, believe it or not, I have never been in a limo before. I'm pretty excited already. I don't get out much, because if I'm not working, I prefer to be at home with my kids... since they are already with a babysitter a lot with mine and Jeremy's work schedules.
I need to be physically ready for 30. I want to start out a new decade feeling awesome! I already know it will be a slow process. With a new baby and the other 3 kiddo's in school... I have found myself to be quite busy. There are days where I try to eat well. Usually when I try to eat well, I end up eating a lot less. Mostly because I know I need to eat less... but when I do this, I notice my milk supply goes down also. I really need to find that balance. If I can load up on good foods, I don't think this will happen to me. It's a learning process but I am bound and determined to get it figured out. I haven't been doing very well in the exercise department. Since I have returned to work, I have found myself to be pretty tired. I have been working 3:00-11:30. So, I try to leave for work at 1:30p, so I can get to work by 2:30p and pump before I start at 3:00p. Then I work till 11:30p and get home somewhere around 12:30a-1:00a. I'm back up at 6:30a-7:00a to get the kids off to school (the girls go Tuesdays and Thursdays). I take Annika to daycare at 11:00a and try to get a few things done before I go to work, like dishes, laundry, go to the bank... whatever. Then it starts all over. The days the girls have school are kinda nice because I can get a nap in after they leave. ...but it also stinks, because those days I hardly see them at all. Ugh. ...that is what stinks about working odd hours. I'm getting off topic a bit... basically what I'm getting at is... I'm giving myself a goal. I don't want to say, "I want to be such-n-such weight by the time I'm 30." I just want to spend this year making better choices. ...and I guess that might mean that I don't get the pack of 2 cookies at work... pretty much every. single. time. I go down to the cafeteria (which means I will be $1.00 richer!) This will be a good 365 days. I will make this year about myself.... getting my nails done... maybe even a pedicure (I've never had one!), getting my hair done, buying myself clothes/shoes (I rarely do). I don't do enough for myself. I put so much energy into others. It's time to put some energy into myself... I'm worth it, right?! :)