Thursday, May 6, 2010

I love the kitchen!

With yesterday being Cinco De Mayo, and me LOVING Mexican food, I made tacos and Spanish rice. I also stopped at my local restaurant (favorite place ever to eat by the way!) and picked up some chips and salsa (and cheese for the kiddos). Dinner rocked if I do say so myself. Not just the food itself, but the fact that I'm actually cooking again. With the split I literally couldn't even bring myself into the kitchen to do anything. I associated it with being happy and being a family. That was shattered. I didn't have an appetite, and I couldn't focus or concentrate. So the boys and I ate out quite a bit (not fast food, but let's just say the Mexican restaurant recognizes us these days), we ate with friends and family, and the tiny bit I did cook was like grilled cheese. Non-thinkable meals. Yeah, it feels good getting back in the swing of what I love - cooking for me and my boys.

After visiting with my new babysitter, the boys and I read books, said our prayers and kissed goodnight. Finally, MOMMY time!

Let me admit (again) that I have totally been slacking on my "life". Meaning eating right and working out. Don't ask how that happened, it just did. In the time of my life when I needed it...I slipped. I keep reminding myself though that I've picked myself up, brushed off the dirt and am keeping on. So, with the help of the LHAS in the back of my mind I popped in TaeBo. Sweated good for oh 20'ish mins, but that didn't feel like enough, so I then decided to kill myself and put the Shred in. Uh yeah, maybe that wasn't smart?! LOL! But I did it...smiling the whole time. And honestly I pushed myself SO hard! I want my body back...I need control of my life, and this is the ONE thing I can totally control. So, I got in about 45'ish mins of working out! YAY! Today I'm going to the gym to do my favorite group exercise class - Step. I am excited.

Excited for getting my life back...seeing Mandie again has made me smile, and others around me too!!


Salina Lyn said...

MANDIE!!!!!! Welcome back!

Way to go with the shred. I'm so excited that you're back and doing the challenge.

Here's to taking care of ourselves. Chin Chin.


Stephanie Michael said...

I am so happy for you Mandie! You sound like you're in a pretty good mood today! That's awesome! All we can do is take life day by day!

I also had some Mexican yesterday for Cinco De Mayo. YUM!

Glad you're getting back in the kitchen...I need to do that, too!

Kyle Gershman said... got a lot of serious stuff going on...our energies can only be divided so much...continue to get that life back Mandie!

Anonymous said...

Great job. We all need a little "wallow around in the mud" time and I'm so glad to see that you're pulling yourself up out of that. Now's the time to start creating those great memories for your kids so they'll remember the happy times more than the stressful times. I'm gonna have to step up the steps to keep my minutes up with you!


Annie, The Amazing Shrinking Girl said...

Finally making my rounds through LHA!

I've been struggling too so let's get back on track together!

Crystal said...

good luck with the LHA... i'll be right there with ya!! :)

btw, i love your blog decor, my fav. flowers are daisies :)