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Monday morning inventory

Monday, October 21, 2013

Every weekend leads to Monday. Monday morning so many of us wake up, and "take inventory" of how the weekend went.

Sometimes the "how it went" is a triumph... we touched lives with loved ones. We stuck with our food and activity plans... and we feel good. Even Polly Perfectionist is almost cheering from the sidelines.

Sometimes (think to your worst past Mondays) the weekend "didn't go so well". Maybe you overindulged in isolation, hiding from uncomfortable emotions and now you're dealing with "OMG, why did I *do* that?" Or maybe it was habitual with the folks you were with to eat a lot of treats and you fell back into the "old ways." In the aftermath, it might even escalate into feelings of "why do I even try?"

But most times its a mix: you had a celebration weekend, but savored the relationships as well as the food. You might have been a little less active as you focused on the people who maybe aren't quite as active as you like to be. But you did your best and you kept a balanced point of view.

Even if you were super active, there's the other extreme: you overdid, you are fatigued, tired and now looking to face the week ahead.

The one thing that is common among all these scenarios? LIFE goes on. However your weekend went... it's MONDAY. You woke up. You took a breath... and you are alive on the planet to count your blessings, assess what needs doing TODAY... to live, one decision at a time.

So... pack that bag (so you can eat what's in it), cook that breakfast, stretch out, move gently, remembering to go to recess... and Spark on! Because YOU are worth it. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Can you come play with me for a week?

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DLDMIL 10/21/2013 8:56PM

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STRONGDAWG 10/21/2013 8:51PM

    I had a great Monday! Maybe because I had two weekends of quiet time for me.

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LINDAKAY228 10/21/2013 5:10PM

    So true!!

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LESLIELENORE 10/21/2013 4:42PM

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DALID414 10/21/2013 10:48AM


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LADYBUG1943 10/21/2013 10:39AM

    Loved this no-nonsense post. You have a gift for highlighting everyday truths. Thank you!

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MSLZZY 10/21/2013 10:31AM

    emoticon attitude! Thanks for sharing! HUGS!

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KALIGIRL 10/21/2013 8:43AM

    Here's to Mondays! Part of the flow of life... Will be interesting to see 'what' they become upon retirement...

FYI - found this interesting...http://www.mondaycamp
day/ "Monday - the day that all health breaks loose!"

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    Hey, how about "blend that smoothie" and "juice those veggies"?? You against raw organic vegans??? LOL

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KELLIEBEAN 10/21/2013 8:23AM

    I had a mixed bag this weekend and feeling positive.

I'm movin and groovin!


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SLENDERELLA61 10/21/2013 8:02AM

    Another great blog, Barb! Life goes on. We do the best we can every day. We welcome our days, even Mondays.

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WATERMELLEN 10/21/2013 8:01AM

    Monday Monday. It was all I hoped it would be! Sing the Mamas and the Papas . . . . we remember that one right?

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1CRAZYDOG 10/21/2013 7:37AM

    What an insightful blog, perfect for today! We need to have that balance in life (and our perceptions of it!) to be happy and productive.

Good for you for completing your race yesterday! Proud of you.

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BLUENOSE63 10/21/2013 7:28AM

  Sounds like a plan Barb! How are you feeling after your weekend race?

Have a great day!


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