Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Things have been rough the last few weeks. First I traveled to Ohio and that got me out of whack, then I had one week back where I was getting back into the swing of things. Then my husband was home for 4 days and I wanted to spend time with him rather than do my workouts, practice violin, etc. All my routines were thrown to the wind. So here I start again today!
I read a blog that had “excuse” quotes, namely the following:
“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”
– Benjamin Franklin
“One who wants something will find a way; one who doesn't, will find an excuse.” - Confucius
Ouch! So true. As shown in the 1st paragraph, I first blame traveling and then my poor innocent husband. REALLY? How my little brain is so quick to dodge any blame!-but deep down inside I know who’s really to blame.
So, I need to get moving in the right direction, AGAIN. I need to “find a way” and lose the excuses! There will be some challenging times ahead as we may be moving this spring and that always gets the anxiety up. The Emotional Eating Monster is sure to attempt an attack or two(thousand). But then on the bright side there should be a ton of opportunities to increase my activity level, right? Painting, boxing up stuff, etc., etc., etc.
I’ve been on a November challenge with one of my teams (Ready * Set * Spark). The team has lots of challenges that are given in general terms but you have to fine tune them to your needs. The challenge this month has helped me abstain from eating chips (1 pt a day). So far, I only had one teeny, tiny slip with the chips at the very beginning. Not eating chips seems like a mediocre thing, but my dad (who lives with us) and my husband both LOVE chips (as do I, but they are very bad for me!). I have substituted lentil chips in an effort to satisfy my addiction to crunch and to partake in the afternoon snacks with Pa and hubby in a healthier manner.
Besides tumbling off the healthy lifestyle wagon for a bit, all is well. Kitties are all healthy and I finally got all my garlic planted in my garden with some shallots as well. However, I have lots of other garden work to do (mostly weeding, moving a couple of plants), but it’s raining today so I shall attempt to disarm some of the paper avalanches waiting to occur on my desk.
I also need to plan the meals for the rest of the week!
Have a great day, everyone!