I did it!!! I got up this morning, and it was gray and rainy and COLD. I stumbled to the kitchen for a cup of coffee. Then I snuggled up on the couch with the coffee, my laptop, and Bear. I was happily reading blogs when I remembered that I made a plan yesterday. I wanted to stay put. I REALLY did, but I knew that I couldn't blow off my exercise goals again. So I got up. You can't imagine how much effort that took this morning.
I went downstairs and pulled out the exercise machine. I stretched for 5 minutes; then I did 4 sets of 4 minutes walking 1 minute running; finally I did some strength exercises for 5 minutes. In all I did 30 minutes, and I felt tired but good afterwords. Truly the biggest feat was getting off the couch in the first place. I plan to work out the same way for the next week, and then bump up the intensity.
The last part of the plan I made yesterday was to schedule an hour with each girl each week. Curly Q. doesn't have dance on Friday, so after we drop Bear off at gymnastics I think we will go out to dinner. Once again finding time for Bear is difficult. I am going to ask my Mom to keep Curly Q. for a bit either today or tomorrow so Bear and I can have some personal time.
Finally, as you can see I made good on blogging, but I thought that I would post something I am thankful for too...
I am thankful that I have recently developed several great friendships. I am not always the easiest person to get to know. I think sometimes I get too wrapped up in my own head and my own goals, but over the past 2 years I have been working to put myself out there more; I have been trying to invest more energy in these friendships, and I have been trying to trust other people more. I must say it is working out pretty darn well. And so today I am thankful for friends :-)