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Spring Cleaning For My Workout Area

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Tuesday, February 26, 2013




Today is day 7 of my current streak!

Yesterday, I decided to buy myself a new purse for Spring. First I went to the grocery store to use the Coin Star machine to cash in some change. Then I headed to TJ Maxx because I wanted to get a good quality purse for a decent price. Well, they had a pretty good selection of purses but I didn't find one that I really wanted....every purse was either the wrong color, or the wrong size, or the wrong material. Or it had too many straps or buckles. I felt a little frustrated that out of all the purses they had, I couldn't find one that I really wanted.

As I was heading out the door, I noticed that they also sold yoga mats! I didn't really NEED a new yoga mat, but I decided to look at their selection anyway. I'm glad I did, because they had some really pretty ones, and they actually cost less than the ones at Kmart and Walmart! I ended up getting a really pretty pink one with a lotus flower print for only seven bucks! Plus, its a little thicker than the ones I've gotten from Kmart.

When I got home, I couldn't wait to unroll my mat and admire it, lol. It was so pretty, I ended up doing a yoga workout, even though I'd already done one that morning! And you know what? That pretty yoga mat really worked to motivate me! My second yoga workout of the day turned out to be even better than the first one!






I've discovered that pretty things tend to motivate me more. For example...I do most of my workouts in the living room. To be honest, our living room is sort of a catch all for junk. Its clean, but it wasn't very tidy. But a few days ago, on a whim, I got some cardboard boxes and started packing up all the extra junk. It wasn't stuff that I wanted to throw away, but it was just TOO MUCH stuff for the living room. It made it feel very cluttered. So I packed up all the clutter and put it away. Then I put down my prettiest area rug, and set out a lavender scented reed diffuser. I re-arranged all the books on the shelves so that they just looked neater. And you know what? Just having my workout area looking so nice has really done wonders for my motivation! It makes my workouts so much nicer.







Its that time of year when we start to think about Spring cleaning. If you workout at home, why not give your workout area a Spring cleaning? It might motivate you the way it motivates me.





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CATNCAG 10/16/2013 5:30PM

    That's a great idea even though it isn't spring anymore! I need to de-junk my house! Thanks for giving me the motivation to, "Get er done"!
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EFFRAYECHILDE 3/5/2013 9:09AM

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KUTEY5041 3/3/2013 12:52AM

    For some reason, I have a terrible time finding a purse I like. Just like you, too big, too little, doesn't look right, etc.. If I need a new purse, it may take me months to find one that I finally like. Weird, but true. LOL
Pretty things do a lot for motivation

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DONNACFIT 3/1/2013 9:29AM

    Great blog!! I'm focusing on spring cleaning for March and also my theme for March is Dreams!! Love the dream quote!

Thanks for a great blog!!

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CM_GARDNER78 2/28/2013 11:52PM

    I'm the same way you are!! Pretty things seem to motivate me!! This is the time of year to think Spring Cleaning!! :-)

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JMARIES51 2/28/2013 9:26PM

    Wow, TJ Maxx. Thanks for the tip. I almost never go shopping because I hate to spend money, but I love it when I feel like I get a good deal and it ends up being motivational. Way to go!

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SHOAPIE 2/28/2013 8:02PM

    great

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SMILEY3826 2/28/2013 3:34PM

    woo hoo! what a great idea!

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KATIWONT 2/28/2013 2:51PM

    Your Blogs are always inspiring, Pixie---you have a knack! Now I have to look around to see where to start with my clutter---had my taxes done yesterday, so it's all over the place!!

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KWEEKWEK 2/28/2013 2:47PM

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EAGLES_WINGS 2/28/2013 12:05PM

    I love it! Beautiful! Thank you, Pixie!
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PINK-SOLDIER 2/28/2013 10:36AM

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GRAMPIAN 2/28/2013 10:09AM

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JESSALOU7 2/28/2013 8:55AM

    What a great motivating blog! I've been in the process of spring cleaning my little workout area in my basement, and your blog makes me want to finish tackling it today! emoticon

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CAROLMAID 2/28/2013 7:58AM

    Ha hahaha! TJ Maxx is like that! I can never go in there and not find something....usually not what I went in there for but hey, the prices are great. Had to laugh cuz I had the EXACT same experience when shopping for a purse. Its very important how they function for you...not just how they look! Never did buy one LOL
Great Job on the tidying. I find nothing is more inspiring than an organized space. It can be dusty..... But clutter has to go! Clutter free space = clutter free mind! I encourage everyone to give it a go! My kids are even on board this ship (well mostly!) Now that's a an accomplishment! :)
Great Blog...thanks for the inspiration.

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SONGBIRDPAULA 2/28/2013 5:48AM

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How wonderful this is! You are always a "winner at words" plus all of your other successes you are having on your journey! Thank you for always being here for us and helping us along the way. I wish you many successes! You are an inspiration!

Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

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MANILUS 2/28/2013 3:22AM

    What a difference the simple things make, enjoy!!

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JAMER123 2/28/2013 12:11AM

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ILIKETOZUMBA 2/28/2013 12:09AM

    Awesome!! Yeah I *love* TJ Maxx for fitness stuff - I buy all my workout clothes from either TJ Maxx or Marshall's (same thing), and I totally got a yoga mat there the other day! Like yours, mine has a pretty flower on it and it's thicker and cheaper than what you can get at Walmart. :) Also, it's supposed to be eco-friendly. I love it!

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NEWTINK 2/28/2013 12:08AM

    I love cleaning for fitness emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 2/27/2013 10:56PM

    So true!! It's amazing how a little decluttering can change our mood. I'm gonna work on decluttering my workout area too!! emoticon

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PCASEY7 2/27/2013 10:34PM

    Great timely blog!

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L1ZB3TH354 2/27/2013 9:47PM

    Pixie, it sounds like your inner transformation is starting to reach outward. You feel good and you want the things around you too look and feel good too. That's great. I think that is amazing, YOU are amazing. YOU are inspiring! Thank you for bringing me on your journey. I love your blogs! emoticon emoticon emoticon

PS: I will clean up my workout space!

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MOMMY445 2/27/2013 8:26PM

    hurray for pretty things! woo hoo!

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CICELY360 2/27/2013 8:01PM

  good blog

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MSGRANNYMAE 2/27/2013 7:40PM

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JIBBIE49 2/27/2013 6:22PM

    Clean, Clean, Clean.

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 2/27/2013 6:13PM

    Awesome! Some great ideas :)

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SJKENT1 2/27/2013 5:33PM

    I like pretty too!

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DIANNEMT 2/27/2013 4:53PM

    Please come and move out some of my stuff!! LOL

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KIPPER15 2/27/2013 4:50PM

    It is so true that removing clutter can be a big motivator. emoticon

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PATRICIAANN46 2/27/2013 4:31PM

  Whatever works to motivate us is what we should use.......... emoticon Pixie!!!

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ROSAMARCELLE 2/27/2013 4:08PM

    Hear, hear. emoticon

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ANYVAR54 2/27/2013 3:14PM

    Thanks for your blog.

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LABGIRL8 2/27/2013 2:16PM

    OK, I'm kinda weird and I live alone, so I'm transforming my dining room into a workout room. I (finally) got wood flooring put in. I have a TV with a DVD player, yoga mat and some small free weights. Now all I need is someone to take my table and chairs.

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BRENDA_G50 2/27/2013 1:47PM

    Our house is soooo small compared to the house I lived in before I got remarried. The old house had a place for everything and everything was always in it's place. The house we now live in was built in 1927 and the rooms are super small. Very little closet space, counter space, hardly any storage space except in the garage where it is considered my husband's "man cave". We had to take out a wall in the bedroom just so the bedroom furniture would fit. I can't believe how hard it is to try to rearrange the furniture so it looks half-way decent. It's so depressing when you try so hard to make a small space look descent. I finally gave up and as long as it's neat and clean, that's fine with me. Already got rid of the the stuff my husband called junk (that was so he would have more room for his tools...hahaha).

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DW33412 2/27/2013 1:07PM

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REGILIEH 2/27/2013 1:05PM

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I'm just curious, about how much time did it take you to do this blog?

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DACLARK17 2/27/2013 11:36AM

    I can always tell when my mind is getting cluttered, with work, negative thoughts, life, lists, etc....my living area reflects it, piles and clutter and half done chores everywhere.

Cleaning the clutter seems to sooth my mind. Dealing with the mental tapes in my head seems to help declutter my living spaces...

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GRIZ1GIRL 2/27/2013 11:13AM

    Organized & picked up is always lovely....now dusted & vacuumed....that's a whole other ball of wax! :) Glad to see you're getting the jump on your spring cleaning this winter! Good for you!

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JOANNHUNT 2/27/2013 10:57AM

    I hear you about clutter. I brought out 8 boxes to the livingroom to sort through as I hadn't looked in them yet and I moved 3 years ago. I still have 6 to go through. My granddaughter keeps yelling at me to get the boxes out of her room also. I better get myself motivated and get at it. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 2/27/2013 10:30AM

    Wow, what a great suggestion!! And I love TJ Maxx becsuse you do get good prices on great quality items (sorry your purse expedition struck out - that has happened to me, but go back in a month or so - I have gotten lucky there before!!).

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ANNABELLE53 2/27/2013 10:13AM

  Congrats on the new mat. I'm always happier when my house is tidy. Doesn't have to be super clean just tidy. Great post. emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 2/27/2013 9:16AM

    I find the same thing. I'm not a neatnik by any means, but I've noticed that if my desk is neat or my surfaces don't have much stuff on them I'm calmer and feel better. And you're right, pretty things like clothes or other stuff make me feel better and motivate me more too. Makes me feel positive and worthy.

Have a great time with your new mat and and fantastic week too, Pixie, because you're worth it!

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