Friday, August 20, 2010


August has been a month of slacking and that's why I'm saying "Come on September! You can't come soon enough!"

Here's how I've slacked:

1. Water. I've swum in it, watered with it, washed in it, but haven't drunk much of it.
2. Veggies: the on the road/ on the go mentality has pushed these good guys off to the sidelines. {Although I did manage to eat a salad at the mega amusement park the other day. Guests aren't allowed to bring their own food}
3. Exercise: while I've been walking a ton, I haven't been planking, doing push ups and sit ups or lifting weights.
4. Vitamins: does it count if I've eaten the kids' gummy ones?

What has been amazing to me about this month is how little time it took to lose the benefits of lifting and toning compared to how much time it took to get there.

After a full month of slacking, I am ready to reclaim my house, my routine and my sense of well being.

P.S. The funny thing about slacking is that I've not been a couch potato at all. Couch potatoes have time to make good food. Rather, I've been on the go since July 31st. I just liked the visual.


  1. Wow, I could have written this post! It's occurred to me recently that participating in this blog is a luxury, one that I can't afford in the summertime because I lack that major resource: TIME! Now that the kiddies are back in school, I have time to focus on things I want to do.

  2. Slacker would describe me this past month too, I've even looked a bit like that couch potato.

  3. It's so disappointing how quickly my toned muscles slipped away this summer as I spent more time outside doing cardio and less time in the house doing Jillian Michaels toning exercises.

    I'm just as eager for September as the rest of you!

  4. Great pic! Where do you guys find this stuff? I'm always amazed at the graphics people find for their blog posts.

    While I've pretty much rocked it with my newbie enthusiasm this summer, I'm so ready to kick the kids out of the house and back to school. My summer goals were laid to waste with all the time I have spent feeding, helping, and chauffering my kids around this summer. School can't start soon enough!!