Saturday, March 09, 2013
I have never wrote a blog before so I decided to give it a try. Today I declared a housework day. I love these days, but the rest of family hates them. Seeing everything sparkling clean and dust free makes me happy. I don't like housework either, but the reward is worth it to me. My boys could care less if there is dust on the shelves or a cobweb in the corner. They never notice the little grease splatters in the kitchen. They could care less about clutter. Their rooms prove this. That is why they do not understand how cleaning makes me feel good. The don't get the reward. I guess the same can be true about my past attempts at losing weight. I had trouble seeing the reward. I was overwhelmed by how long it was going to take and how much I had to do. Breck, my 12 year old, felt the same way when I told him he was dusting in all the rooms today. The job seemed to big and to time consuming. I have tried many times to lose weight, but I gave up because I was overwhelmed with how far I had to go. This time is different. I still have a long way to go, but I am focusing more on what I have accomplished instead of how much more I need to do. I am exercising more this time then I ever did. I am shocked at how much I actually am enjoying working out! I feel so good and accomplished after a workout. It is the same gratification of seeing my clean house. Housework is a never ending task. It must be maintained or it will get out of hand and take much longer to fix. The same is true with having a healthy weight. I know now that I can not just fad diet or exercise some and then quit. It is a lifestyle change. I know I will succeed this time because of the good feelings of accomplishment. I see that reward and I want it. Just like with my housework, I don't mind the work because the reward is well worth it.