Seriously, weather?

I see that it’s supposed to snow today, and honestly, I laughed.  And it’s supposed to be in the 50’s this weekend.

Yesterday was a pretty good day.  I ate decently, I felt good, I got a lot of things done (including planting spearmint, basil, and rosemary in my kitchen window garden. I should take photo. *grin*).  This morning, I’m gonna be roasting garlic, and this will be another work day.  As I get back into the swing of blogging (And I can’t tell you how nice it is to have this way of ordering my mind and my day), I will be adding more real and meaty posts. *grin* I have a couple things I want to talk about, but I am still stewing on what I want to say about them. So, hopefully this week, if not-next. 🙂

I hope you all have a great day, whether it snows where you’re at, or not. 🙂

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Hey, Monday, where did you come from?!

I didn’t post on Friday because I misjudged how I’d want to spend my afternoon. Hubby and I went to a memorial service for the wife of a friend, who’d passed super suddenly last week.

My weekend was spent sort of just hanging out with my hubby, and that was nice. It’s not something that we get a whole lot of time to do lately, so we tend to grab it up when we can. 🙂

My big goal this week is to work on yard maintenance. 🙂 My backyard looks like hell, and I figure it’ll be a good way to be active and outside. 🙂 Other than that, though, this is a week full of work-It’s a good thing I love my job. *grin*

Oh! And Friday Hobby Lobby opens up in my town. I can’t express how excited I actually am about that. *laugh*

I hope everyone’s had a wonderful weekend. Let’s all have a great week, yeah?

Enjoying small things

I live in an old Victorian era house. My front door faces east and my back door faces west. One of my favorite morning things to do is to sit in my front window while I read email, or whatever, and watch the sun come up over the houses.  This winter has been so grey and bleh, that I had almost forgotten about how wonderful that is. This morning was a good reminder to me that just looking around myself is a daily reminder how good things are.

This morning I saw that I have a 30 day streak going on My Fitness Pal.  I’m not tracking my food as minutely as I should be, but I am thinking about what I eat again.  This is good news so now I will focus on regaining the habit of writing down (or typing in, rather), whenever I eat something.

I feel encouraged this week, and I will use this momentum to keep going. 🙂

It’s been a year.

Huh. My first post was March 7, 2013.  In a lot of ways, I feel like I’m in the same damn place I was this time last year. But I’m not.  I am far less angry about certain things, and I am not unwilling to go upstairs whenever I want. 🙂 I drink way more water than I was drinking a year ago, and I move a good deal more.  These are good things and reasons to celebrate and be mildly congratulatory. 🙂

However, I’m still (again, maybe?) eating kind of like crap. It’s not what I’m eating-I’m doing pretty well, although I’ve seen this last couple of weeks that I’ve let more processed stuff creep back in. It’s when and why I’m eating.

Eating for boredom is honestly, I think, the root of every bit of the weight gain over my lifetime.  And I let myself get hella bored this winter.

So this week has been one of list making and watching. I got a lot more walking in than I had been, and as I’ve said, I’m paying a lot more attention to what I eat and when and why. Next week will be about organizing my time so that I am less likely to be bored and snacky. 😀

I hope you all have a great weekend.

Hoping for the best :)

Yesterday was nice. It was gorgeous out and practically summer, with a temp at a tropical 48 degrees (Fahrenheit, I mean. Which is a much harder word to spell than I would have thought. :p ).  It felt wonderful to get out and walk in the sunshine. I’m looking forward to more of that.  Which I won’t be getting today, apparently. *grin*

Today is an at home day-day of mundane stuff like taking inventory and running the vacuum.  I mentioned my goals yesterday, but I didn’t add a couple that aren’t related to my physical health. I’m making sure that I spend 30 minutes a day drawing, and 30 minutes a day writing (the blog doesn’t count toward that-this is its own thing. *grin*).  These are both things I’m relatively good at (grammar and punctuation aside, that is. *Snicker*), and they go a long, long way toward my mental peace of mind. And a good, full life is all about making time for the  things that are most important to you. So, that’s what I’m doing this week. 🙂

I have heard that we (Northern Indiana, for the curious) are in for one more stupid, mean, hateful snow storm. I’m hoping it peters out before it ever gets going, and gives us Spring instead. *grin*

I hope ya’ll have a great day, and it really does feel good to be back.

 

Hey, look, it’s Monday!

I changed the look of the blog again-I’m pretty happy with this one as it’s simple, and won’t sit there and look silly if I don’t get a header made for it. *grin*

Today is going to be a relatively short post about this week’s goals.  I’m back to taking baby steps. 😐

The first thing is that I’m going to blog every day this week (Well, Mon-Friday *grin*), even if it’s little things, I need to get that habit back.  I miss blogging-it helps my brain, and it’s wonderful to hear from others as well.

Next on my list is that I’m going to make sure I walk 30 minutes a day-even if it’s just from my front door to my back door for half an hour.  I’m kinda tired of feeling like crap.  I wish I could adequately explain how much this winter has kicked my ass, in terms of wanting to do anything that involves getting off my couch.

The last must do this week is that I’m getting back to tracking everything that goes into my mouth. I’ve gotten lazy about it, and I’ve seen this morning that I’ve lost some ground in terms of weight loss.

So, in short, this week is about feeling better, in all ways.

Have a good week everyone!

What happens when you’re snowed in

 

Out my front door on Sunday. :)
Out my front door on Sunday. 🙂

Whoa, snow.  I don’t know how it is elsewhere, but we got a crapton of snow, and then it became Siberia.

So, I figured today was as good a day as any to talk about what to do when you legitimately can’t get to your usual workout.  I’ve not gone on my walk for several days now-not so much because of the cold (I know how to layer, etc), but because of there being just so much snow, and even though I live right in town, the roads are still snow covered and I’m just the person who’d bust my ass in a pile of snow somewhere.

This was yesterday. Gorgeous, but COLD.
This was yesterday. Gorgeous, but COLD.

So, I am going to the ever handy stairs I have right in my house.  Improvising is kind of a must, I think, because situations change. You can’t always get to the gym, or whatever your normal workout routine is, but I know that I am all too quick to say, “Welp. No help for it, I guess today’s an unscheduled rest day.”  It’s something I’m working on, so I am assuming it’s something someone else is working on, too.

When I first started, back in March, I was still afraid of trying to walk a full mile.  I mean, I literally had to “recover” the day after going grocery shopping because just the act of walking around the grocery store made my back hurt and my ankles hurt.  So what I did was I would spend 20 minutes walking from my front door to my back door.  I have an old house, so it’s pretty much a straight shot, but it’s doable in any house or apartment. Pick a length and a duration and do that. Wear a backpack full of books if you want a challenge (I have 2.5 lb ankle weights that I’ll wear like bracers, myself. *grin*).

Seriously, and this is more for me than it is for any of you, there really is no reason you (or I), can’t work 15 minutes of walking up and down the stairs, or back and forth through the house, or get in some quick squats.

I don’t know how it is for you folks, but for me, “I can’t.” almost always really means, “I don’t want to try.” And I’m working hard this year to change that attitude.