The Resolution Challenge: Losing Traction

The Resolution Challenge: Losing Traction

So it happened. I fell off the resolution wagon. I lost traction, slipped and fell. I’ve just been so involved in the blog and seriously slacking on finding a good balance between blog, brood, and life. Now don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love what I do, but it has consumed me in both good and bad ways. In a good way, it’s been healing for me to do something more substantial with my mind instead of organizing cabinets, cleaning floors and watching SuperWhy. Consequently, it has turned me into a social media addict, email addict, Pages addict, and overall blog addict.

In a good way, it’s been healing for me to do something more substantial with my mind instead of organizing cabinets, cleaning floors and watching SuperWhy. Consequently, it has turned me into a social media addict, email addict, Pages addict, and overall blog addict.

I’ve busted up the balance, here. I have a 5k in March to run that I haven’t been consistently training for, I’ve been making poor food choices because they are the quickest to pull together when I’m starving and haven’t had time to plan. I’ve turned to SuperWhy to keep the kids busy because I AM BUSY and perhaps worst of all, a new favorite find of mine has filled up my wine rack and if there’s wine in the house…

Time to Detox

So here I am. I’ve gained weight because I’m sitting down at a computer all day, the kids are watching too much tv, I haven’t made the time to exercise, and I’ve been drinking a lot more wine than I care to admit to. HOWEVER, because of this blog and my promise to you, I’m puttin’ on my big girl panties and making some serious changes.

Food. This week, I went back to the basics of planning. I found a 7-day diet to get me ramped up and moving in the right direction again. It’s been 3 days and although I’ve had a headache for most of it (coffee isn’t part of the diet plan and my head seems to be angry about it.), I do feel better- more energetic and ready to kick butt. Wine is also on the back burner for now- but luckily for you guys, I was a week ahead in post planning, so the 7-day plan it fit in perfectly.

Exercise. As far as exercise, I’ve been running consistently for the past three days and will continue to do so, since I’ve scheduled the perfect time for it. It helps that the weather has been very “Spring-like” here in San Antonio, so getting out seems to be a little easier.

Spending time with the kids. I’m limiting the time I’m blogging to a few patches during the day (instead of in-between commercials, random requests, and refereeing like I was before). Again, the great weather we’ve been having gets me out with the kids and spending more time with them while unplugging them from the tv, and me from the blog for a bit.

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Resolution Challenge Losing Traction

Going Forward…

I’ve come to accept that I simply cannot be working on the blog all day because it’s not healthy, and can quickly lead to weight gain, social media overload, and blog burnout. It’s also been a bummer for my kids, who so badly want my attention and time. SO… I’m setting these diet, exercise, and kid-time goals to set things straight. Losing traction shouldn’t hold you back from reaching your goals. It happens. You slip, fall, AND get back up again.

I refuse to give up on the Resolution Challenge and if you’re in the same boat, I encourage you to do what needs to be done- to GET IT DONE. We can do this! Like I said before, there will be hiccups and setbacks, but you need to pull yourself back together and move on. The time is going to go by anyway, what you do with it makes a difference. Keep trying, and you may be amazed by the results!

Have you given up on your Resolution? If so, what are your plans going forward?

Pamela is a Freelance Writer, Blogger, WAHM of 3, and Veteran Military Wife living in Southwest Texas. Raised in the Northeast and having lived a few years in the Pacific Northwest, she likes to write about mom life, parenting, frugal living, experiences, and WINE. (Lots of wine!) When she’s not busy chasing toddlers around, you can find her on the blog or on social media. Check her out on Instagram: instagram.com/wineandlavender



4 thoughts on “The Resolution Challenge: Losing Traction”

  • I know how you feel about getting sucked into your blogging world. I finally made the decision to set myself a blogging schedule and stick to it. It has made a huge difference in how I interact with my family and I’ve actually found that I get more of my blogging stuff done with this schedule. Way to get back on the resolution horse. You’re doing great!

    • Thanks so much, Tasha! I’m really trying/giving it my all. I’ve been detoxing for 5 days now, and tonight me and the hubby are getting a much-needed date, so I plan to cheat (just a little!) for dinner. Everything in moderation, right? As far as finding time for blogging/family balance, it is difficult, but necessary. 🙂

  • Hahaha! I have that problem, too Crystal!! These past 5 days of detox have been good, though! Glad to hear that you’re staying on track- keep up the good work!

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