Cristine's Once Upon a Time

Finding Health and Happiness One Step at a Time

  • 30th September
    2014
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Banana Nut oatmeal and decaf pumpkin spice tea. So snugly and comfy on a very windy and rainy day.

I just want to relax (read: take care of baby and watch the Hobbit) but there’s so much to do.

  • 23rd September
    2014
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  • 23rd September
    2014
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Three important notes to self.

Wear actual walking shoes on walks. Flip flops are comfortable, but are not the best for support or protecting your feet.

Quit (at least temporarily) drinking caffeine. No more fluttery heart squeezes, ok? Every day this week and a few times today alone is scary. Just no.

Resume calorie counting. The end of the month is in sight and it’s been since the first of the month since a meal was tracked. Mindless snacking is no bueno.

  • 22nd September
    2014
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Big changes.

They say a good goal scares you?

Well I’m terrified.

We have decided to change some major things:
1.) Only eat meat that we harvest or that is the best quality available to us: preferably organic. This is huge and we have already started this. I snuck in some pepperoni pizza and let’s just say it didn’t agree with me.
2.) Organic dairy and eggs. This is easy as I don’t like milk, but in this town I can not find organic cheese. I ❤ cheese. So I’m a sad Crissy over that.
3.) As much organic as possible. This is a big step and it’s scary. We are starting with simply getting organic for the foods we get if it’s available. Who would have thought that in farm country organic options would be scarce, but they are. :(
4.) No processed stuff, no extra sugar. Hard because yum. I have a serious sweet tooth.
5.) Practice healthy portions and eating habits (not eating too late or waiting too long to eat.)

I think if we can master, or at least work towards these goals it will change our lives for the better.  If nothing else we will be better able to teach Baby some healthy food habits. 

I’ve really been thinking lately about living a healthy life and being a good example for Baby and I love to be active so I’m not worried about that aspect of my life, but the nutrition side of my life really needs help. 

  • 22nd September
    2014
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I haven’t been updating, but I have been walking just about every day. I am literally so sore in my midsection, but for some reason I do not possess the sense to rest when my body needs it. Maybe it’s from months of: third trimester, bed rest, a newborn and then simply finding a routine? Sounds about right. No wonder I feel anxious if I don’t leave my apartment once a day!

In other news: my baby turned 6 months old this weekend. 😂

  • 17th September
    2014
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Sheila and I couldn’t resist.  We had to yoga today.  It was amazing.  It was the first time I really felt a mental uplifting, or calmness, at the end.  Why did I ever stop mediating?

Sheila and I couldn’t resist. We had to yoga today. It was amazing. It was the first time I really felt a mental uplifting, or calmness, at the end. Why did I ever stop mediating?

  • 17th September
    2014
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I’m too sore from yesterday’s yoga, short hike and store jaunt.

Today: clean clean clean until no more dirt exists in my apartment.

  • 16th September
    2014
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Taken only moments before I dropped my phone and cracked my screen.  Yay…  😞

Taken only moments before I dropped my phone and cracked my screen. Yay… 😞

  • 16th September
    2014
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Brain dump on a point system

Thinking about making a reward system for achieving healthy habits. It seems like a huge accomplishment though.

Points for daily tasks that I want to make habits: drinking enough water, yoga, walking. Earn enough points in a time frame and reward myself.

Also, a jar of marbles that I can move over for each lb lost.

Maybe a visualization board? Positive affirmations thrown in there.

Is this just a waste of my time? I have been struggling to get out of the house during the day and I know walking is key to getting stronger. This might help motivate me.

  • 16th September
    2014
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  • 16th September
    2014
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Yogini Sheila.  Hatha yoga with Mom before 6 months old.  

Definitely a life goal to get really into yoga.  I love how relaxing and energizing it is.  Now to find a yoga retreat as a goal/reward.  Mom, please come with me.  

almostgreenmommy we had a little snack break on the living room floor, no pillow!

Yogini Sheila. Hatha yoga with Mom before 6 months old.

Definitely a life goal to get really into yoga. I love how relaxing and energizing it is. Now to find a yoga retreat as a goal/reward. Mom, please come with me.

almostgreenmommy we had a little snack break on the living room floor, no pillow!

  • 15th September
    2014
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Just to clarify, some of the things I’ve been completely overwhelmed and intimated by:

~ Transitioning into clean eating. It’s been my goal for quite some time. Only meat that we harvest ourselves, or organic. Organic fruits and veggies whenever possible. No processed crap. Really working on putting the best stuff into our systems. It’s stressful to think about examining everything and deciding if it’s the best choice.

~ Living an active life. This is the real mental challenge for me. I’m having a hard time even putting it into words. Focusing on today but also my future goals and how to get there is so overwhelming.

  • 15th September
    2014
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Today has been a day.  

*Mini make over with a Bare Escentuals (sp?) kit my mom gave me 
*A tiny bit of unpacking from visiting my parents.
*Anxiety over seemingly insurmountable life changes.   
*Mental chaos.  What’s for din-want to read my boo-do I need to make a super detailed goal and reward syst-want to go outsi-this makeup feels weir—-.  You see what I mean.
*Inability to focus on or really complete anything.

Today has been a day.

*Mini make over with a Bare Escentuals (sp?) kit my mom gave me
*A tiny bit of unpacking from visiting my parents.
*Anxiety over seemingly insurmountable life changes.
*Mental chaos. What’s for din-want to read my boo-do I need to make a super detailed goal and reward syst-want to go outsi-this makeup feels weir—-. You see what I mean.
*Inability to focus on or really complete anything.

  • 10th September
    2014
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Yesterday was amazing. I had a MOPS meeting that I didn’t expect to go well, but it was fantastic. Sheila did wonderful around all the ladies and even took a nap. I forgot my nursing pillow at home so I nursed her in the truck on my lap and she did just fine. This is such a huge deal! Then I came home and she took a two and a half hour nap on the bed without me. I cleaned my entire apartment from top to bottom. It was just an all around good day.

Thank goodness for days like yesterday because today I am barely able to eek though existing.

Yesterday was amazing. I had a MOPS meeting that I didn’t expect to go well, but it was fantastic. Sheila did wonderful around all the ladies and even took a nap. I forgot my nursing pillow at home so I nursed her in the truck on my lap and she did just fine. This is such a huge deal! Then I came home and she took a two and a half hour nap on the bed without me. I cleaned my entire apartment from top to bottom. It was just an all around good day.

Thank goodness for days like yesterday because today I am barely able to eek though existing.

  • 8th September
    2014
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