Yesterday I watched the Whistler disassemble his favorite scooter. Did I intervene? No. Why? Because I truly believe you need to figure things out yourself. You need to have a problem and a passion to fix it. And if you do it yourself then you’ve GOT it!
My vacation is getting closer. And the count down has begun. We are going on vacation soon. Ahhhhhhhh. But there’s still work to be done.
I have to give him credit. He was persistent. I was inspired.
I was working today from home. I was setup at my kitchen table. The rain was coming down in buckets. I guess that’s what Spring brings us. And I must admit the greenery that has sprung up in my yard in the past week has been worth it. It’s a lush green paradise out there.
I’ve been in a rutt. I’ve been sick. Not feeling well. Feeling sad. The sad piece really makes me concerned. Sad is not an adjective I’d use to describe myself. But saying I’ve been sad is honest. It’s a general sadness. I’ve recognized it and shared it with my husband. The sadness has been affecting everything I do. Today I’ve decided to confront the sadness.
Today is one of my favorite days of the year. 12 years ago today I walked into my husband’s life. I say it that way because that’s the way I met my husband. It was a blind date and the first glimpse he had of me was when I was walking down a long corridor, approaching him. He recalls that moment. It is a story he tells and I treasure. I ask him to tell it each year. That’s where it started and everything else is history. Our history.
I had the great pleasure of working through all the comments you have left over the last few days. It is something I truly savor. I love reading and replying to each one. I also LOVE reading the many weight loss surgery blogs that I follow. Recently many friends have been reaching weight loss goals. A very exciting time.
The Whistler mentioned to me the other day that he had decided on a life goal. Hmmm really?! I thought. I thought for a boy approaching his ninth birthday this was quite mature. He continued to share with me what he had decided would be his life’s goal.
While blogging I have met so many amazing people who inspire me each day. I’ve noticed that each of these people have a solid conviction for something. A firmly held belief or opinion. I love learning about their convictions. Sitting and listening to their stories of how they overcame a habit or obstacle and what they learned
Someone like you is quite capable of reaching your dreams. Someone like you is way more capable than you think. Do you believe in you? We are all way more capable than we think we are. Have you had one of those days when you really surprised yourself? You step out and really out do yourself. Those are the days we need to harness.
I was alone all day today working in my home office. After a while it was too quiet and I missed my boys. I’m happiest with my boys. Tonight I was browsing through some pictures from this past year. I’m in the pictures now. I wasn’t for a long time. I took the pictures. I didn’t want to be in the pictures. Now I want to be… With my boys!
First week of the year. The gym is packed with people filled with passion towards their new years resolutions. Did you know that 80% of new years resolutions are related to health? Some of the new people at the gym this week are there to lose weight, others to tone up, others to get fit, perhaps others to please someone else.
The title of this post is a personal joke I have with my college roommate. I chuckle every time I think of it and I smile too because I know she is doing the same. Have you ever had a belief about something that is mainstream and you are just not willing to agree with it or give it a try? Sometimes we get stuck in our ways. We never
I read a lot of blogs. All the weigh .com by Kenlie is one I’ve read for so long. Each Monday she does a Friend Makin Monday post where she asks questions and everyone gets a chance to answer them in your own way. This week is a fill in the blanks theme. Here we go.
So this is my long awaited recap of my 5K. Race day was perfect. Dry and warm for a November morning. I was ready and nervous. I was on my own. I know that is a funny thing to say, but I was physically on my own. When you run a race you are a team of one in a mass of other runners. I felt very alone. And then that felt ok. I had been running by myself for months, why did I all of a sudden feel like I needed someone else there with me?
Has anyone ever told you that you can’t do something? How did it make you feel? Did it make you angry? Did it make you feel defeated? How did it affect your next move? Were angry and became so determined you motivated yourself? Or did you retreat from the defeat you felt, with your bubble burst, walking away from what could be? Some of us are defeated by those who tell us we can’t. But what about ourselves? Are you your own doubter?
Do you remember when you learned how to whistle? Was it easy? Did you ever really get it? My son recently took on the skill of whistling. Or should I say, he has started to teach himself how to whistle. I’ve been watching the process and listening with much patience. He has a good approach. First he asked almost every adult he has contact with to tell him about when they learned to whistle. He listened to their stories and asked questions.
This weekend flew by and it dawned on me during it that we try to do so much, to get so much done and we strive to do these things because we are trying to attain something. What is it that we are after? Is it happiness? What is it that we need so badly that we will over look those most important things to get “the list” done? I read this quote today and it struck me. I’ve decided to continue my efforts to slow down. Stop. Look around. There is not much that I need that I don’t already have.
You know my side kick? He’s a gem. How could I live without him? The funny thing is I use to be my mother’s sidekick. Well, I’ve been thinking a lot about the fact that the summer is over and I won’t have my sidekick with me as much. It’s so good that school is starting. He needs it. He needs to get back to a learning routine.
I’ve mentioned before that I have mantra’s that I use throughout my days. These phrases help to drive me through the moments of my day whether I need some extra strength or a reminder or some motivation. I repeat them to myself and they give me strengthen and direction as I move forward. So basically I talk to myself. You may be thinking what’s a mantra?
I’ve been wanting to reply to Maggie at You Just Watch Me Change who had a post about a tag activity called 10 Questions. I tucked it away and just saw it today so I’m going to give it a whirl. Maybe some of you will want to do the same so we can learn more about each other. Here goes…..
Reminds me while I am on vacation and am being challenged moment by moment that I have set up a few mantras that help me survive. So basically you are the only person who is going to keep the food out of your mouth. Your tiny tank helps to steer you. But if you truly want to you can still overeat. As overeaters we’ve all been there. Tiny tank. Too much food. Sick as a dog. Not pretty. My 7 year old son sometimes says to me Momma don’t eat the ice cream cause you know you will be on the couch later moaning. (not he’s exact words, he actually acts out what it will look like). Oh from the mouths of babes. The truth.
There was a lot of LOVE at my table tonight. As a working Mom I have my pedal to the metal every day. I am the first one up in the morning and the first one out the door. Later in the day, I arrive home in swirl of motion, swooping in to hear how everyone’s day was while simultaneously preparing our family meal. I cook dinner 6 out of 7 nights a week. It’s important to me that we eat fresh food and that we eat together. I put a lot of effort into making our meals on time and healthy. I plan our meals for the week and shop once a week. I’ve perfected the logistics as I don’t have much time to spare.
“Who’s to say what’s impossible” is a line that I heard in a song this morning on the way to work. Song was Upside Down by Jack Johnson It hit home for me. Funny how songs get us thinking. The lyrics are very uplifting and they got me going today. As I continue to work on getting the scale to move downward I need to remind myself that nothing is impossible. I am in control and I have the tools to get to where I want to be. The music helps!