Where’s My Motivation?

by Christine@TheAums on March 24, 2011 · 7 comments

I’ve been in a bit of a personal slump. For a good while now, I’ve been feeling slumpy, dumpy, grumpy, crappy, crummy, lousy, and just plain off!

Haven’t fit in exercise since I finished that 6-week weight loss challenge on iVillage. Pathetic, right? Since I’m being honest…I pretty much stopped the exact second I finished shooting my last video update talking about how great and successful and life-changing the challenge was. I actually do miss that kind of motivation.

Anyway, add to the lack of exercise the fact that I’m not eating my normal “Santa Cruz” vegetarian diet. Yup, I’m still eating like a vegetarian in Florida.

Let’s see what else…oh yeah! There’s a little something I call STRESS. Let me tell you, stress is what happens to me when I cram all this into a week on top of my normal shit *bleep!*

Lastly, my sleep pattern is all out of whack. Certainly I’m not getting enough of it. But I used to wake up early, alarm-free, just to get in some quiet, productive, kid-free time. Lately, I’m more of a set the alarm ’til the exact last minute before I have to jump up, feed the kids breakfast, get ready for work, put a load of laundry in, and out the door! 

But today, today I had motivation for getting out of bed and starting my day. You see, I am hooked on The Six Year Itch, a blog by Liz, newest member of the iVoices team. To her credit, I am no longer disguising foul language on my blog with $, #, &, %. Thanks, Liz! 

So, I couldn’t wait to see what she had in store for her readers today. As always, she didn’t disappoint. Trust me, you need to follow The Six Year Itch. So, click here to see what I can finally cross off my blogging bucket list.

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Dave March 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm

It's hard to go back to a routine after so many interruptions. Since the last hike we did together you've had a long vacation in Florida, been sick in bed for a week along with 4 sick kids (yikes), and the rainy, rainy cold weather probably hasn't helped. I know you will bloom like a spring flower soon.
I really like the "six year itch" blog and the way she profiled you.


The Aums Mama March 24, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Thanks "Dave" ;-P
I was honored to have made the profile cut on her blog! Hoping to meet my wonderful iVoices team in person!


Yamamabad March 25, 2011 at 2:13 am

Wow, was that an actual four letter curse word? And a vlog report about breast milk ice cream, hmmm, strange things are afoot at


alamodestuff March 25, 2011 at 11:33 pm

Heading over to check out that blog!

The good news is that you are not alone! Many of us, okay me, are also in a slump. We can be skimpy together!

Have a great weekend!


The Aums Mama March 26, 2011 at 1:02 am

@Yamamabad Yes, stay tuned to keep 'abreast' of the latest changes at!


The Aums Mama March 26, 2011 at 1:10 am

@alamodestuff Skimpy it is! Wonderful weekend wishes for you too!


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