Small things

Sunday, November 18, 2012

I weighed myself this morning out of general curiosity more than anything. I have lost about four pounds since getting restarted two weeks ago. No, it means I won't be thin tomorrow, but you know? Better four pounds down than four pounds up. And that is a very good pace. So "keeping on keeping on" seems like a reasonable strategy to me!

Yesterday, on the other hand, was one of those days - my husband needed me to pick him up at the dealership while his car got serviced, my daughter needed to go to the clinic to see if her cold had become a sinus infection (it has not), my husband needed to take my car to go take care of some errands... and the day just disappeared in a flash. I am trying to be flexible. The more rigid I get, the harder life gets for all of us. I have to let go of my expectations some days - when I don't work out on a weekend day, I feel like I've wasted it, because it is so hard to get to the gym any other day of the week (I don't have childcare help - and I work - so I get to the gym when I can).

Where I did have some victory, however, is in cleaning my house - I got the den, the living room, and half the kitchen clean. That's half the house, not counting the bathrooms. So I counted that as a victory. Some days, with little kids and a crazy life, you have to count your victories where you can find them.
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    Those small things do add up. I remember all too well when my 4 kids were young and I worked full time. I never had time for me unless I carved something out somewhere.
    1984 days ago
    Good for you. The small things count. Each small victory leads to the next victory.
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    1984 days ago
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