Saturday morning Nico and I had a great time playing with Playdough - at our house Playdough is a treat - a reward. It worked really good that way when Nicolas was getting up from his bed many times during the night so we made a promise. If he stayed in his bed all night he could play with it in the morning. It worked. We still use it for that and for pooping in the potty and any other situation that comes to mind :)
So ... back to Saturday ... we sat on our kitchen floor and played. Boy did we play!! We had a party, we made cookies and our friends Mickey and Toodles came over to have cookies and juice. Unfortunately our friend Mickey got himself into the juice cup so quickly Nico put him in time out.
It's so interesting to see all the things your child will do with his role playing. Nicolas loves to put his friends in time out ... I'm not sure that's good or not ... but at least he knows there's discipline in this house and if you do something to get in trouble ... well there will be a consequence, right?
He loves to make cookies and pizza with his playdough. Of course we also make snakes, balls, phones and who knows what else!
After our morning fun ... Mommy took time to spend time with her friends too!
I had a girls night out. I went out to eat - spend way more money than I expected but it was fun and worth it. After that we went to the movies, to watch a girly one, we laughed, it was a good evening!!
Speaking of going out to eat, I have to say something about food. It's been bothering me for a while ... I've gain all my weight back since I decided to go on a Diet. Slowly but surely I manage to get all my precious 10 lbs. back ... I'm so disappointed and discourage, I think I'm gonna leave the program I am in because if I'm not willing to do my part, what's the point on spending $60 a month on buying protein bars and stuff like that. I love a good meal with friends, I love sweets, if they are around me I'm gonna eat them ... I have no desire to exercise, I've always hate it. I remember being in High School dreaming that one day my mom would let me present that fake note to my P.E. Teacher in which it would say something like "I'm sorry, my daughter had spring her ankle yet again so she can't run all those laps for ya!" Yes that's the kind of lazy a*s I am ... can you tell I'm upset with myself? Saturday after Nicolas and I played I took my shower and when I confronted myself with the mirror I was so mad, I took pictures of my fat rolls (those on my back - muffin top - my belly) and I'm suppose to print them and put them on my mirror, someone told me that could work. Help needed here "sistas" ... I don't wanna be a fat mom, I wanna be happy with myself ... and sure enough I'm not happy right now. Thank goodness I'm still a 10. If ever go back to 12 again ... Oh let's not even talk about it!
I can find all kinds of "excuses" for not exercising:
1) I don't have time
2) I don't wanna leave my child in the evening since I work from 8 to 5 just to go to the gym.
3) I live on top of a mountain I'm far away from everything and I'm not gonna walk on the road filled with nasty animals (snakes)
4) I'm not consistent with it ... If is not consistent is not helping me at all. Why bother ...
5) I didn't play sports growing up
6) I'm sitting all day long at the office, I don't walk anywhere because there are no sidewalks on this little town I live in. (Working in Chile in a big city I walked most of the time to and from work so I got my walking in everyday)
7) ok I ran out of options here ... don't have anymore!
Look in all honesty I know I need to drink my 2 liters of water a day and "move" 3 times a week and that's what's hard for me ... oh yeah and stop snacking at work!! :(
I'm just so upset because I did all that and as soon as I stop the exercise and the water ... I gain it all back!
UGH ... why can't I be like my cousin who can eat a whole cow and not gain 1 Oz.?? ... why can't I have the discipline of those friends I have that Diet Hard Core and exercise even harder??? Ok may be I should go and have some ice cream now ... just kidding ... I will drink more water though!