Between a baby with the flu and teething, my life has been absolutely revovling around this child. My house is a diseaster, the laundry is piled high, I have not been knitting or sewing, and it’s been at least a week since I last cooked a meal.
Because I haven’t been cooking, I haven’t been eating well. We’ve been eating out more than I would like, and my fridge is not stocked with the usual goodies. Because of these two issues, I haven’t been sticking to my vegan diet. That’s right, I’ve been eating cheese (gasp, I know).
His crying and whining has made me depressed and feeling like I’m failing at everything. I need to shake this and get on with life. I’ve re-evaluated my priorities and goals. I have a new plan, hopefully one that will work.
I want to lose about 10 more pounds. Unfortunately I’ve plateaued for about 3 months, so I need to change things up a bit and work even harder. I’ve added a spin class to my schedule and been doing push-ups and sit-ups throughout the day.
Mostly my diet needs cleaning up. A vegan diet needs to be well planned and diverse if one is going to thrive eating this way. I need to plan better, keep foods ready to eat because sometimes I just get too hungry or busy to cook. I’ve decided to make a personal chef day once a week.
Once upon a time I was planning to make a career of personal cheffing, so luckily I have a good idea about what needs to be done. Basically I will plan all my meals for a week, make as many ahead of time as I can and keep them in the freezer and fridge for easy meals. If I dedicate one day a week to doing this, I think the rest of my week will be pretty easy as far as the food situation is concerned.
Luckily the baby is feeling better today and I hope it continues. I find myself getting a little depressed and missing his usual happy self. I know I can handle him better if I’m taking care of myself too.
Motherhood is so hard sometimes.