Committing to yourself


I made a commitment to myself.  These are always the hardest to keep, although they should be the easiest.  We should respect and honor ourselves just as much as our loved ones.   If you wouldn’t break a promise with a friend, don’t break one with yourself!

I started going to FlyBarre 3 days a week.  Yes.  I have made this commitment before and failed.  I am trying again and it is working!

I like schedules, and I like holding myself accountable.  I go every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday— NO MATTER WHAT.  Last Friday, the only class I could make was going to really put me in a big rush.  I went anyway.  I love to hate this workout.  I still groan and cry a little during mermaid and dynamic arms.  It is getting easier, and I am seeing results after only 2 weeks.


I also re-committed to yoga 3 days a week also.  I have been teaching so much lately, I put my own practice on the back burner.  I think a lot of teachers tend to do this from time to time.  No more of that!  I get on my mat on Tuesday, Thursday, and one day of the weekend.  I was able to lift both legs in my mountain climber yesterday…and actually hold it for longer than 3 seconds!


In lazy news, my husband and I committed to a new Netflix show, Damages.  It is about a law school graduate becomes the protégée of a successful high-stakes litigator.  We are only in season one, but it is thrilling and we love it so far.  I love being able to plop on the couch after our crazy busy days and watch a show together.  <3



Actually, my husband could care less if the show is good.  We do enough communicating during the day.  By communicating, I mean I send him at least 75 texts, and he always responds with a “K”.  I know he is busy at work, but how about the actual word, “okay”?  Or one of the several emojis that seem to always relay just how I am feeling?  When we watch our show at night after the kids go to bed,  it’s really just an hour where I shut up and not go spastic on the emotional number line.


Getting it all in!

The week before school starts is always hectic.  We are frantically running around this last week getting backpacks, lunch boxes and new shoes. We always try to cram in a few more pool trips, leisurely lunches out, and middle of the day movies–knocking those last items off our bucket list!


This is the first time in 31 years that I don’t have to go to school.   I so not have to have  that anxious/crazy feeling.  I keep getting it though…just out of habit I guess.   I am dying, ya’ll.    I keep getting that knot in my stomach and I have to remind myself that I don’t have to go!  The stress has caused my UC to flare up which to be honest only pisses me off.   I told my husband the other day that I wish my body would cooperate with how happy my spirit is.


This quote found me and I really connect with it.   I am beginning to breathe and live.   I am so in love with my life.  My family, my job, my friends, my dog, my amazing opportunities.  I get really excited about little things, and as much as it annoys my family, I am not going to stop.  Sorry family.  We will continue to have dance parties when I find a penny heads up.  Everything is inspiring!



My daughter and I went and saw The Giver yesterday afternoon, and I highly recommend.  I also recommend popcorn with tons of butter if you aren’t eating only 12 foods.  🙁  I refrained.  And pouted.

I usually make my kids (and myself) read the book before seeing the movie, but we had some tickets fall in our lap, so I made an exception.   A librarian friend of mine said she has been trying to get kids to read this book for years, but kids don’t like the “boring” cover.  Louis Lowry has now changed the cover and introduction to appeal to young readers!  I’m excited to read the book with my daughter now.  I heard it was very different, so it will be fun having her reading along with me to  discuss the differences.


My friend Heather came by to look at all my products this week.  She wants  to use me for a new blog post—she totally raided my beauty cabinet.  I’ll let you know when she posts the blog.  (I am sure my stuff has so many horrible chemicals in it.  I was using Beauty Counter for a while, and I really loved it.  My skin really liked it too.  I don’t know why I stopped, but I had an “aha!” moment when I was talking with her, so I think I will go back to using that skin care regimen.)


I am really excited about my September Project 12!  After a quick pool trip with the kids, I went around a few different studios and dropped off my flyers.  All of the proceeds from these classes go to charity, so I was able to get the flyers printed, and all the venue spaces donated!


My kids really wanted Mexican food the last night, so we tried out a little neighborhood restaurant, Cabos.  I am still sticking with my Project 12 approved food list, so a taco salad was pretty much the only thing I could get.  (but minus the beans, sour cream, and  salsa.)  The waiter promised me…in really broken English that the cheese was cheddar.  “Cheddar from Mexico!”  He seriously exclaimed that line a few times.  I did not eat the giant bowl, but watched my chickens fight over it when I got home!


Eating only 12 foods is really hard.  I have to be really prepared, and I have complained a little almost every night at dinner.  I admitted that I had some of that homemade Tennessee ice cream a few posts back.

Here are a few other little cheats that happened…


I admitted to licking the knife the first day of this challenge.  I’ve licked the knife a few more times.  I may have also eaten this by the spoonful. It is amazing and tastes like the peanut butter that is in Reese’s cups.


My daughter and I caught a movie last week, and I was having one of those hunger emergencies.  I figured I’d let her and all the theatre employees not die a slow death, so I bought some popcorn.  You can make popcorn work on a keto diet if you add the extra butter.  I promise…my percentages were on point even after this small popcorn!


We had our monthly supper club on Friday–this month’s choice was  Sushi Guru .  I had no choice but to cheat.  I mean I had a choice, but I love sushi.  So I ate it.  Edamame with pink Himalyan salt.


The low carb roll with crab, tuna, avocado all wrapped in thinly sliced cucumber.

Even though these are cheats from my 12 foods I commited to eating, I have NOT cheated from my low carb/moderate protein/high fat keto diet.  And I can tell.  Small changes are happening, so I am going to stick with it!

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