Getting back on track #BlogForward

February 19, 2014 in anniversary,SAHM

This is a letter to myself as a part of the Blog Forward Challenge. Although I received complimentary product and ZonePerfect promotional items, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

Blog Forward Zone PerfectThe Blog Forward challenge was created as a way to make smart resolutions and then stick with them. Many bloggers are taking this challenge, me included, to help meet our goals. We’ll check in every couple months.

Dear Krystyn-

This year you are definitely up for a challenge. Adding a new family member is hard, and takes time to adjust for everybody. Yes, even you. So, you need to make sure you take care of yourself as well as your family. So a couple reminders.

1. It’s not about losing the weight right away. Having it slowly come off in a healthy controlled way is much better for your body. Continue to eat healthy for you as well as for the nourishment of B. Don’t feel guilty about snacking right now. It’s important you are eating enough calories for breast feeding. Sure, those calories should be high in protein and not junk food, so make good choices. Those first few weeks you will feel like you are eating all the time, and you are. It’s okay. Again, good healthy choices. And, it’s okay to eat while you nurse too, because three other little people need you at other times.

Healthy snacking while nursing

2. You resolved to do more random acts of kindness this year. DO IT! It doesn’t even have to cost money. Pay somebody a compliment. Greet a stranger with a smile. Stay back and hold a door open for somebody. Send a handwritten note. It doesn’t take much. Remember, it will bring you just as much if not more happiness than the recipient.

3. Remember that fitbit you got almost 1 year ago? See if you can slowly get back up to 10,000 steps a day. It’s a gradual process for sure, but get a stroller out and get your body moving. Vitamin D will do you wonders as well as any kids that go with you. 

4. Remember to take time for yourself. You need to decompress. Sometimes, being the mom is hard. It’s okay to give yourself a time out and have a mom’s night out. Or even a mom’s run to the store solo. You need those breaks and it’s totally okay to take them. 


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I’m trying to exercise a lot more this year… key word is TRY. I need to make an action plan to stick to it!
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Amanda Her

Taking time for yourself is SO important – and not being so hard on yourself too. Good luck with your challenge!
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I like the advice that if you’ve resolved to do something, then do it! That is especially true w/the kindness acts you mentioned. Why wait on something so totally awesome?? :)
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I like the idea of taking time for myself. It’s hard to do so when you have the demands of family nipping your heels all day long, but I find if I don’t get a little “me time” then I am no good for anybody.
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Susanna Barbee (Zealous Mom)

All these tips are wonderful, and I agree with them all. I always ate while nursing so I could be free at other times during the day. It’s amazing the things you learn to do while holding a baby.
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Eliz Frank

I ned to get out more and get back to staying super fit… the weather has been my excuse… right excuse. :-)


noelle d

I plan on walking more this year…
Crossing my fingers I stay motivated
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Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell

You’re going to have a great year and do so well with your goals. I know you will! And heck yeah to the mom’s nights out sometimes. You do need it!
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Candy @ Candypolooza

I’ve never tried the Zone diet. I’ve heard awesome things. Wish you the best!
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Great letter to yourself. I also love the Zone Perfect tips list, so many good, easy changes to make in your life on there.
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I’m trying to exercise more this year! So far, I’ve exercised more than I did last year but that’s still an embarrassingly low number.
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Taking a bit of time to myself is absolutely essential for my sanity!! I have 4 little ones under foot.
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teresa mccluskey

I think this is a really great post! I am in the middle of working on myself and getting in my zone of things! And so I did jot down a few notes!



Great reminder letter! It’s important you take time for yourself, especially when you nurse. The real weight loss challenge is after you quit, because your appetite will be the same! I gained 15 pounds when I stopped nursing and trying to get that weight off now. Good luck!
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Sometimes it is hard to keep on track. Life is filled with multiple items to derail good intentions. Good for you for reminding yourself of your promises to yourself.


Katherine G
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This is a great post. Great letter to yourself. I may try writing one to myself maybe it will keep me on my fitness kick.
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