Monday, March 8, 2010

Struggling Again. . .

I am struggling.

There I said it. I know that I am, I have been extremely stressed the past few weeks. One of those I can't really talk about it kind of stress. I will share more soon, I hope.

Last night I decided that I would get up early and make some muffins for my family and have some quiet time to prepare myself for the day. Well, I did get out of bed, have a cup of coffee and some quiet time before anyone woke up. I was patient when I got my girls up this morning, even though they really wanted to stay in bed.

Then the girls started to wake up. Sometimes in the morning they are not very nice to each other. In turn, I get really crabby. This morning was not really any different than any other day. There were tears, there was a little yelling. . .there were apologies.

Does anyone else have Mondays like these?

The older girls are off to school. I am mad at myself for another not so wonderful morning. But, I have to brush it off and tell myself that tomorrow I get another chance.

I am still working on my Mamavation Goals. My vacation to Disney World is getting closer and it is time to get serious again about getting healthy. Two months and two weeks until I am going to be relaxing in the Florida sun. Ticker
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Tonight Pete Cohen will be joining the Mamavation Chat. If you need motivation, like I do, check it out. He will motivate you.

My friend Chele over at The Bonafide Life devotes Mondays to Goal Gathering. I keep telling her I am going to join in, so today I am going to share my goals for the week.

So here are my goals for the week:
Exercise! (My hubby has been really busy with work so I have not been getting to the gym. When Dora the Explorer is done, I am taking back the TV to do my EA SportsActive)

Sleep (Lately I have been getting to bed at about midnight and then getting up at 6:30. I need more sleep.)

Home Organization (My focus this week is the bedrooms.)

Quiet Time (If I get to bed at night, this should be a little easier to accomplish in the morning before my kids are awake.)

I am so thankful that everyday is a new day. I am so thankful for second, third. . .chances. I am thankful that my girls go to school and forget all about the crazy mornings. I am thankful for the amazing women that will read this post and give me a little push to get motivated again.


Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Amen for second, and third and fourth, chances! My Monday mornings are hectic, and I only have one child. But getting up, exercising, getting us fed and ready to get out the door is chaotic sometimes. And then if Hubby gets underfoot, forget it! Mondays are crazy and I don't like it.

Hang in there, Amy. Don't beat yourself up. You're off to a great start with setting up your goals for the week. One day at a time. You can do this!! I believe in you!

If you need some encouragement, feel free to e-mail, tweet, or leave me a message on I want to see you succeed!

Wendy @ All in a Day's Thought said...

I've so been there, felt that...on Mondays, Wednesday and every other Thursday.

The crabby stuff gets to me too and I can be a snapper. It's times like this I am so grateful I'm forgiven and that every day God's mercies are new.
~ Wendy

kia said...

Amy, I am sorry the stress is getting to you. I don't know your situation but find that nice balance in yourself through your faith and/or meditation. Also get that rest your body needs. Do the things your can like taking over the TV for your EAS workout and drinking water. Baby steps are just as important during trying times. Find your successes!

kellyjae said...

hey - just want you to know that I'm praying and am here if you want to talk...God's mercies really are new every morning. HE loves you!! I hope that today is a good day. I really agree with you about sleep. It is very necessary. When I am tired, I really tend to lose it a lot faster than usual.
Love always,

Colleen said...

you sound like you need a nice long quiet bath! Hope the week is less stressful!

Pamela M. Kramer said...

Um, does that only happen on Mondays? I have that every day with boys that whine, like girls. rofl... It's really hard to let that roll because it gets so exhausting! Thank goodness we can get out to the gym so I can release some tension. Good luck on your goals this coming week.

Shelly said...

I totally have days like that. I always feel guilty about being crabby etc. But I also know that sometimes moms get cranky and things don't start off perfect. There's always a fresh start. :)

Cherrie D. Bautista, CEC said...

I have been on a similar situation wherein I would get really impatient with my girls, and then feel bad and blame myself afterwards. But eversince I started setting aside time for myself to clear my mind, and get some rest, I've been better.

Your goals does include spending time for yourself. Way to go! Hang in there, it'll get better :-) --- @ImAHotMom at Fitness Family

trulytrayce said...

UGGH Amy stress sucks (((sending you a BIG virtual squeeze)) and a few extra blessings to help you through this temporary struggle! Remember it takes time, and each day has the possibility of greatness, as does the afternoon after a tough morning as I've learned ;) Just know you inspire me and I heart you! xo

Kim said...

*hugs* to you! I'm sorry everything is stressful, but (just for you): Get your tushy back on the right track! You can do it!

KK said...

As long as we keep getting up, we have a chance to start over. I am terrible about staying up until midnight and then I'm so crabby at 6:30 when I have to get up!

Jessica said...

Sorry to hear that your stressed out, that's no fun at all! Your sleep schedule sounds a lot like mine. We both need to do better! I hope this week has been better for you so far. You have wonderful goals that will help you succeed! :)

Chele said...

Amy, thanks for joining in with me! Why did you not tell me? LOL. I'm just getting to my reader Friday night, that is bad! But, I'm glad I saw this! We all have our seasons of stress, I'm there with you believe it or not! Love ya my friend, you can do all of this just remember to start your day asking Him to guide you!! :)

Mary said...

I so know those mornings, and I love your attitude about second chances. Our children know we love them, and I think they're actually very forgiving. I need to forgive myself as well for a bad couple of weeks in terms of weight loss. I've slipped, too. Let's get back on track together! We can kick stress's butt.