Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Oh, by the way...

It may seem like not much has changed, but that's not entirely true.  I set some goals way back when, and although some most still elude me, one major one does not.  I even (sort of) achieved this goal by the deadline that I had set for myself.  Perhaps you've noticed that I haven't blogged as frequently.  This has been partially due to a difficult time sticking with the rules I set for myself, keeping the promises that I make to myself.  However, this has also been due to a happier reason, a lack of as much time because...

Monday, May 14, 2012

Shifting Gears

I have been moving a (very) little bit.  I met my workout (and general) buddy, Elizabeth, for a walk around one the lakes here in town last weekend (3.1 miles)  Then the puppy and I had a couple of walks last week (also totaling 3.1 miles).  Today the puppy, husband, and I went on a .9 mile walk.  I still need to increase frequency and intensity and be consistent with the exercise.  I am gaining weight.  I lost almost 30 pounds in a year.  (There, there is a firm number for you.)  I could have and should have done better.  Even worse, though, over the last few months, I have slowly put about half of that back on.  This must be reversed.  Now.

Sunday, May 6, 2012


Today is one of those great days.  It is one of those slow days.  It is one of those calm days.  It is one of those quiet days.  It is one of those peaceful days.

Following day after day of hot (so hot) and humid (so humid) weather, it has cooled.  I turned off the air conditioner and opened the windows.  The puppy is sitting in front of a window, loving the breeze.  I completely understand her affinity for it.  The fresh air alone makes me feel better about the state of the house but not just that...my life.  It all feels less stuffy, less stifling.

I am using today to relax and continue to work on getting the house clean and organized.  I have been doing much better in this regard.  I need to remind myself of this from time to time.  I haven't had piles of dishes (or really even any dishes) sitting in the sink, on the counters, on end tables, on night stands... for days, weeks, months.  I have been keeping up with laundry.  I don't let piles of mail sit on whatever open surface is available for whatever undefined period of time.  The husband and I have conquered some bigger projects around the house as well.  I wish I was better at keeping up with other things (vacuuming), but I wish even more that I was better at not focusing on those things.  And so I continue to work on both of these.

But right now I focus on how great I feel right now, in this moment.  I try to capture it, to hold on to it, so maybe I can bring it out on a day, down the road, that is not quite like today.