Friday, August 30, 2013

Last Words 8/30/2013

Glasses help...but I don't want them to help so much. :)


It's a challenge for me.  To be consistent.  And to accomplish some of the major the things I want to in life, consistency is required.

  • An organized house...consistently put shit away!  Why is that so hard?  Don't I totally agree/subscribe to the idea that everything needs a place.  A place for everything and everything in it's place.
  • Exercise...consistently...umm...JUST DO IT!  I feel great when I exercise.  I have almost immediate results when I get active for any length of time longer than a week because I'm so muscle-ly.  And I know it's good for me.
  • Healthy the groceries, try the recipes, cut the creamer and sugar and bad fat and eat all the veggies and fruits and good fat.  Try the diets to get where you want to be but remind/convince yourself it's NOT A DIET, it's a LIFESTYLE change.
And this blog is a great example.  I love to write.  I can't make sense of journalling for some reason so when blogging became "a thing" I thought, "hey, this might be a good place to get it out of my head."  But I don't make time.  And I should.

And then life gets in the way.  And I LOVE life.  It's fun and crazy and boring and lazy.  All things I need a little bit of.  Monday night...who knows.  Tuesday night...surprise, last-minute Taylor Swift concert (crazy, right?!), Wednesday night...Bella came over last-minute while Heather & Pedro hit back-to-school night, last night...wonderful walk and a daughter not too keen on going to bed.  So here we are...and I haven't done a "Last Words" post since, well, the first one.

Abby and Jason would appreciate me being more consistent, I'm sure.  And I want to be a good partner and mother.  I want to be a role model for Abby and I want Jason to be proud of me.  And while I know that doesn't come from getting wear a badge that says "I'm Consistent," it does/can come from consistently doing the things above.

OK...see...brain dump.  Ugg!

I went for a long walk last night--45 minutes all by myself in the dusk of the was heavenly--and thought a lot about how I can be more for them.  And I think I realized something that I've read over and over.  I need to do it for me.  They will be the secondary beneficiaries.

September 1 is right around the corner.  If you know me, you know I love a starting point.  A jump-off place.  A fresh start.  It's why I love January 1st (hello, king of fresh start days!), August 11th (always start on your birthday), and Fall/September (back to school).

I'm not sure what this is going to look like.  This next "challenge" for myself.  Every one makes me better, stronger, healthier (usually).

I need to join another DietBet because that really worked for me.  And I have a date to work towards--we go to New York March 15th and to be a little lighter by then would be a good thing.  I am loving that my feet are feeling stronger and not hurting and I know that more weight off would only help that.

OK...enough for tonight.
Except for Last Words.
Consistently inconsistent.  Maybe I need a new blog name! :)

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Last Words 8/25/2013

I recently saw this idea: write one sentence to describe your day.  A feeling, a summary, a random thought.  One a day.'s today's:

When girls ask for their daddies, it's especially cool to moms for many reasons.

Sunday Funday

Today I am thankful.  I have a little girl who is wearing incredibly too much pink, coffee is brewing as I type and we're headed out to have breakfast with friends in Davis in an hour.  I'm thankful that when I get home, I have so much housework to do...oh.the.housework!!!  And I'm thankful that I had a nice evening with old friends last night.  Oh, and that I have a doll nestled in the crook of my arm--apparently named Luca today--who is wearing the onesie that was once too big on Abby.  Oh yes, I'm thankful today.  Happy Sunday!  Family Day up in the house, yah!

I may have figured out why my quest for better health gets so easily derailed.  For instance, I often think that it would be awesome to try out a Whole 30 program.  I mean, what would be better?  Clean eating=healthy living, right?  I live in California, the hub of clean eating.  Every bit of fresh vegetable and fruit is readily available to me, easily and somewhat cheap too.

And then I wake up on a sweet Saturday morning with my sweet Abby and all I want is a CUP OF COFFEE.  With CREAMER.  And I know that is not part of the Whole 30.  Not at all.

You see...I have found that I love my daily coffee habit.  And I've found that the one cup of coffee I drink (two on weekends) is a sweet spot in my day.  And it's not Starbucks or Dutch Bros I'm talking about here--it's good ole' Folgers (currently--I'm not even picky) and Vanilla Cinnamon creamer.  It's the combo that puts a soft smile on my face.  Honestly, it's not even the caffeine--I've done decaf before and I don't even have headaches. I'm resigning to the fact that today I won't be starting the Whole 30...again.  And probably, for one more day at least, will stick to my Grandma Boren's theory: the 80/20 rule.  Eat 80% of the time the way you should so you can justify eating 20% of the time like you want.

But a walk today sounds somewhat plausible and definitely needed.  Maybe if I play with the kids at the park...

Once again, happy Sunday!  The day that we use to get ready for the week.  And honestly, one of my favorite days of the week. :)

Note to Colleen: I have to tell you that I am working on housework today because yesterday, instead of doing some of the mental list I've got going, I watched three episodes of New Girl while Abby was napping. :)

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Good Morning Colleen!

Since you're the only one who even knows this exists, I thought I'd just do a little shout out to you this fine Saturday morning.  I am now the proud owner of a new Samsung Chromebook and I'm hoping that it will improve the chances of you, for fun, for release...and maybe, just maybe add to this blog on a more regular basis...  Oh my...who knows, right?  I'm pretty sure I've said that before. :)

OK...just thought I'd make sure this link had a prominent place on my favorites list as to make this easier and maybe it'll continue.  Just know that failure has no link to my desire to be like you, my dear friend Colleenie!

Happy Saturday!