Day Seven

Day Seven and I’m feeling alright! I’m going to mark myself safe from the mood madness.

I’ll keep writing these for the thirty days because I definitely have other things to work on other than my mood and it’s kind of nice to share my day – no matter how mundane. Because let’s face it my husband, for the most part could care less about all of the little details and feels I put in here.

Slept in and pulled a double this morning to play catch up on those skipped workouts this week. Just as I suspected my workout area was full of dust/debris.

*Short explanation- husband was running wire in the basement then got all “I must clean this area” – shop vac filter apparently had a hole and was blowing all the dust and crap right back out. All over everything. He of course ordered a new filter and “cleaned” it up – but not how I’d clean it. My mat felt gross to the touch and I touch it and lay on it – so I vacuumed again and washed it before working out. Not something I would have been able to do on a School morning at 5am. So I guess it worked out.*

I made breakfast for Nate and I – then called him out of his “man cave” to eat with me. Other than feeding times that has been the only time I’ve seen this kid. It’s like I’ve been home alone with the pets. I did some Etsy Shop work on some new projects (wooden spoons and keychains today). I also FINALLY cleaned my desk. Sharing your office is the worst and it’s also a drop spot for all the crap that needs to be put away and sold on EBay.

I spent the rest of my day relaxing in the living room with my fur babies with the fire place glowing. It was nice to be able to watch what I wanted to watch on TV. That rarely happens here. Lots of Xbox and weird TV shows happen. Nate and I ordered Chinese for dinner when he emerged from his room and watched the Masked Singer. It was nice to spend time with just him, we hardly ever get to do that. We even got to see Fluffy (the bunny) binky (jump excitedly kicking his feet showing he’s super happy) for the first time. I think Fluffy is starting to feel like this is home.

The other half of my family should be home tomorrow morning at some point. So it will go back to crazy town in here!

Day Seven Gratitude: A quiet house all day with no yelling – other than at the dog to stop barking at nothing. LOL

XOXO

Day Six

Keeping it rolling with Day Six.

So. I’d almost venture to say that my bad mood has almost disappeared and I’m feeling nearly normal (or normal for me). Which feels kinda nice to feel content. I’m definitely fighting some kind of cold but it didn’t stop me from my workout this morning.

That Friday workout nearly kills me every week. Torching calories as I roll into the weekend. Cardio, weights and core on a tabata type rotation. Because I’m not feeling my best it seemed even harder than usual. But I didn’t quit. Held out until the bitter end.

I didn’t end up fitting in a double today. Too much going on – I had some office stuff to take care of (plus I think my workout spot is all dusty from the vacuum snaffu that the hubby had) so I just said screw it – maybe tomorrow.

My husband and youngest went cabin camping with the Cub Scouts and the big kid decided to stay home. Although I tried to get him to change his mind.

Day six gratitude: the ability to get up and get out to push my body to do amazing things.

XOXO

Day Three

Keeping it going!

Day 3, didn’t go horribly. Woke up (on time), worked out, took a quick shower then snuck in a nap before having to get my little off to school. I even had a good hair day – bonus there – especially because my leggings and sweatshirt surely weren’t a match for it.

Got in the grocery shopping and some office work before picking up the kids. I thought the day was going to take an ugly turn when my hubby told me this morning that his mom lost 14lbs (in 20 days) one of Dr. Oz’a diet.

Knee jerk reaction I was pissed. Obviously because I’ve been riding the struggle bus continuously over here. BUT … instead of letting it ruin my whole day and then eating like it’s my last meal – I shifted my mindset. While eating my breakfast I decided that I’ve got to stop comparing myself to what she’s done because I can’t restrict myself like the plan she did. I’d lose 14 and gain 25 when I fell off the wagon. Instead, I’m going to lose weight my way (yeah yeah – stop laughing one day I’ll figure it out) – without restricting my diet. I just need to master the self control part. So while secretly hating everyone that loses weight – I came up with my plan – for at least the next 30 days. Try and maintain some self control. One bagel instead of two – that kind of thing.

Disclaimer- I’m happy my MIL lost the weight – kudos to her and I hope she keeps it up. The weight is hell on her joints and her health so anything that helps her feel better is a-ok in my book. I’m just a closet hater because I don’t have diet discipline…yet.

I felt my mood take a turn for the better tonight and I’d love to wake up feeling the same. It felt nice not to be a straight up grouch.

Day 3 Gratitude: Good hair days that make you look like you have yourself together.

XOXO

Day Two

Day two didn’t start the way I thought it might. I considered getting up with the alarm. Then shut it off and crawled back under the covers. We stayed up fairly late watching a movie and it is a day off. So I got up around 9am and head on down for my workout. Then I decided to do my hair and get dressed like I had somewhere to be. I took care of throwing together my meal plan for the week along with the shopping list for tomorrow. Healthy foods and snacks are on my list to help me stay successful in my secondary challenge of eating better.

I straightened my bedroom and office – wanting to keep moving while I did all the laundry. I also tried not to eat my way through the day today which is a new challenge of its own. Usually on days the kids are home I’m eating all day because I’m bored. But I also hate leaving the house so…. getting out and doing something doesn’t always work for me either.

It’s really hard to muddle through the day when you’re not feeling your best. Staying on task is a challenge because you feel like you want to nap or just watch tv. I caught myself a couple of times.

The plan for tomorrow is groceries, laundry and office work. Thanks for letting me share this with you. I know it’s not exciting – but it makes me feel accountable at the end of the day.

Today’s Gratitude: Being able to talk to my dad every night even if it’s only about the weather. ❤️

XOXO

Day One

As promised…here we go!

The rest of the day after my workout was fairly uneventful but I’ve settled on my action plan for tomorrow so that’s something right?

I plan to get back on track with 5am wake up and workout – even though there’s no school. I’m hopeful that will kick my day off in the right direction. During the day I have the usual laundry/housework I’ve put off – but then I’ve added cleaning the second floor of the clutter. This includes my office. I need to get back in the groove of work during the week – hopefully business will pick back up now that the holidays are over. I’ve also lost my mojo for my wood burning- my thought is clean office, clean workspace-creativity strikes?

Getting a grocery list and meal plan for shopping on Tuesday is on the agenda too. Nothing super interesting- however sharing will encourage me to follow through.

I’ll throw in one thing I’m thankful for each day –

Day One: The ability to see/feel something isn’t right and to start making changes to fix it.

Thanks for reading.

XOXO