To be honest, I think we do pretty well, but there is always room for improvement. Jon and I try to work out on a regular basis. Recently we have been doing a little P90X and I try to get in a few runs a week. We avoid processed foods and try to eat mostly organic and local. I don't eat dairy and eat limited amounts of meat (I'll talk about this on another post). I don't buy candy so the kids don't really eat it and they have never had pop. In fact, I still mix their juice with water. Overall, we are a healthy family. BUT, here are some goals I have to become healthier:
1.Make workouts a priority on my list.
Between having three kids, two etsy stores and blog I have no extra time. The little time I do have is spent volunteering in the community and sitting on various boards. Let's face it, I have too much on my plate. I have decided it is time to start saying no and say yes to my priorities. Getting some form of a workout in everyday is very important to me. I like to aim for five days of working out and then one or two with a nice walk. Jen over at Jen Love Kev has inspired me to try Insanity, so we'll be starting that soon. I'll keep you posted! I've also decided it's time to sign up for another half marathon. That always forces me to keep a schedule.
2.Focus on cooking meals for the family.
With Jon's work schedule I tend to get a little overloaded at night and will take the "carry out" short cut. For those of you who don't know, my husband owns a restaurant so he works very long hard hours and mostly nights and weekends. I love baking and cooking. Perhaps I need to seek out easy recipes that aren't very time consuming. If you have any I would love to hear them!
3. Get to bed earlier.
I try to stay up until Jon gets home, and most nights I do. I love those late night chats, but I also know my body needs more rest, especially since I am such a busy bee during the day. I'm thinking about getting to bed earlier so I can wake up and workout. This will be a hard one...I'll let you know how it goes.
4. Get outside with the kids.
One of my summer goals is to hit more parks, have more picnics and take more hikes with the kids.
I also wanted to say Thank you to Danielle over at Sometimes Sweet. She has a great new feature called 8 Weeks to a Better Me that has been inspirational. It is so nice meeting other mamas with similar life goals!