Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Get real

There's a lot going on in my brain right now and I feel like I have enough content to write for eons. It's just all about finding the time, which has been difficult to do with two kids. But, thoughts about the in-laws, religion, adverse vaccination reactions (not my kids, but a nephew had one that sent him to the ER last week), "anonymous" moms in The Club -really, there's quite a bit floating about in that cranium of mine. I suppose the most prevalent is business related - Virtual Fitness, my "maternity leave" and where to go from here.

I'm half way into my maternity leave. I made the decision that taking care of a crazy preschooler, a baby and exclusively nursing was all I could focus on and give it my "best" (which honestly, I'm never feeling my "best" at parenting). I know me and that multitasking is not one of my strong suits. I can't be the best mom that I can be and work as much as I want to at the same time (someone will inevitably shoot me for saying that). We are extremely lucky that we've been able to make our lifestyle happen, as simple as it is.

I've been training a few people here and there, but I have not been writing anything on the other blog nor have I been advertising my services. For me, I have to be able to live the lifestyle to give it 100% which means, when Carter is a year old and no longer nursing I can hit the gym like I want. I can tweak my nutrition plans, I can develop new, creative exercises and I can take my business in a new direction. It's time to start preparing to get real.

For my birthday, Bill bought me some books to help me get my nutrition plan published. That damn plan will be published. Oh, it will. My goal is to hit the ground running when Logan starts school in September and when Carter turns a year old at the same time. At that time, he'll be finished nursing and will be old enough for a few hours of daycare. I will have kid-free time to write. I intend to have the book ready to publish in less than a year. Lofty? Maybe. But it's a goal. I also have plans to ditch the other blog and evolve it into a website. One with a recipe section and a place to calculate calories, carbs, protein and fat, figure out your own BMR and track your progress. It's somewhat scary because I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO DO ANY OF THIS and will most likely have to hire someone to design it for me (any web gurus want to trade?)

So, 2010 will be the year I hope to see my book on the shelf at Barnes & Noble, the year I own a fitness website and God knows what else I'll come up with. Maybe even a cookbook (don't laugh Bill).


Kelly said...

You have great goals!

I totally get you on how hard it can be to juggle. I am in school full time and my studies are not what they would be if I were childless. I decided, though, that I will be a 100% mom and a so-so student than a 75% mom and a 75% student. Luckily, I am doing better than so-so.

You are courageous :)

SwizzlestickMama said...

Those are ambitious plans and dreams! I feel like I'm in a similar situation right now--wanting to work, have a career, yet being close to delivering, having Stink to care for, and knowing how much energy and effort the baby will be because I also plan on nursing her, leaves me...well, exactly where I am.

I often give myself goals and timelines to accomplish projects. It is more tangible and helps me stay accountable.

Good luck with it all! I'd love to hear more about how it is going! I'm sure it will be great!

Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

I only have one child and still feel like I would have a hard time working and being a mom. I know there are women out there that can do it without an issue but I am not one of them... at least not until my daughter is a bit older.