Sunday, May 20, 2012
It's 11:30 p.m. and I can't go to bed until I record my thoughts for today.
I made a decision this morning to put ME first and get my exercise out of the way prior to housework, shopping and so forth. Consequently when the doorbell rang I was in my exercise shorts and top in the middle of my strength training; I had already done my cardio on the stationary bike. Isn't life just like that?
I could have been doing this:
Ooh well, it was my friend Judy who had driven over my way to the garden centre to pick up her hanging baskets. I was really happy to see her as she had been out of town for 6 weeks. Anyway we agreed she would go get her baskets and I would finish my workout and get showered and she would come back for tea.
Then I did finish my workout, quickly cleared the decks, jumped in the shower and was more presentable when my chum returned.
I think I am finally at the stage where I don't feel guilty if I can't present a perfectly kept house to the world at all times. My friend didn't come to see my house she came to see me. We sat and had a lovely cup of tea and caught up on all our news.
After she left I grabbed a quick lunch,, made a list and ran and did the shopping. Then I came home and made a noodle salad to take to the pot luck this evening.
I feel good that I got my workout in. It would be more usual for me to get out to the shopping, get home and get the salad made, do the housework and leave the workout til later. So often it falls by the wayside. I'm glad I did it this way today. I'm trying to look after ME and make ME the priority. The housework will still be here tomorrow.
Also to the party I took some low cal Cran-pomegranate juice with lots of ice to drink and did not have any wine. Actually I'm feeling quite noble (and sober) tonight. I really was quite a good girl and I don't feel deprived at all. And now I'm off to bed.