Cristine's Once Upon a Time

Finding Health and Happiness One Step at a Time

  • 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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Well.  Its only almost $5000. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

Well. Its only almost $5000. πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„

  • 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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  • 6th September
    2014
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Poor quality selfie brought to you by new lipstick.  Not that you can really tell….

Poor quality selfie brought to you by new lipstick. Not that you can really tell….

  • 6th September
    2014
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  • 5th September
    2014
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Ok. Lettuce b real. I just walked a mile and a half and am sweating buckets, beet red and my lower ab muscles are v sore. Well that’s embarrassing. To my credit, however, it was a very hilly mile and a half and I was wearing Sheila. Did you know she is almost 20 lbs already?

Some positives:
-GORGEOUS sky. It reminded me how much I used to love laying on the ground and just staring at passing clouds.
-It felt great to get out.
-I mailed off two packages to two of my closest friends.
-Now I know what my next few goals need to be. (Walk without abs or back hurting. Walk 3 miles in any terrain relatively effortlessly.)

Hoping you are well! Mafalda