Cue the violins.

In January, I committed to a Healthy Mommy Challenge for myself. My goal was to have 30 minutes of cardio activity each day, 3 days a week of strength training, and eat healthy “real” foods. Well, guess what? I’m failing with pretty much all of those simple goals.

For whatever reason, I thought that I would somehow be a superwoman through this entire house building process. You told me building a house was a massive job and it would be a strain on every aspect of my life and I laughed. To who – me? No way.

Here we are 34 weeks into the build and we’re headed to the final plate. While there have been a lot of amazingly exciting moments and it’s pushed my creativity to its limits, there have also been many stressful and exhausting moments. It’s hard on a mom – and on a family – to be putting all of your financial, physical and mental resources into building a house.

The last thing I want to do at night is do some strength training. I’m exhausted. Fail.

My cardio goal has been OK since the girls keep me busy and running around doing errands and building cupboards is such a physically involved job.

Healthy eating of real foods? I’m 50/50. We do it most of the time, but I still resort to packaged foods or breads when I’m stressed and want a late-night fix. Semi-fail.


The DIY Mommy needs help

See? I’m losing it. And I don’t mean the weight.

Since January, I’ve lost 4 pounds and 1 inch which is far from my goal.

I don’t want to be hard on myself (any more stress in my life will seriously put me over the edge), but I need to at least smarten up a little.

I’m going to brush myself off and focus on one of the three goals this month: healthy eating. Once I’m comfortable with this, I’ll move up an on.

If you’ve committed to a Healthy Mommy challenge this year, how are you doing with it?

Do you have any tips or advice for this failing mama?

The DIY Mommy Healthy Mommy ChallengeThis post is part of my “Healthy Mommy Challenge” where my goal is to become a healthier mama for my children… and myself. I’m trying to eat “real”, healthy foods, strength train three times a week, and commit to 30 minutes of cardio every day with my littles. Want to join me? I need all of the support I can get!