Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Day 1 (of the Rest of My Life)

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 :-)

1 comment:

Shannon said...

Getting up and getting started is the hardest part! Heck, it took me almost 14 years - ha! Seriously, though, once you get two weeks or so under your belt you probably will have a hard time w/ not working out!

I think, it's great that you are spending more alone time w/ your girls. That was one of my goals for this year, but it hasn't happened much yet. I'm not giving up on the idea though!

Have a great day!