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New Season, on to changes!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

emoticon emoticon emoticon I LOVE FALL!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

I won't lie, it is by far my most favorite season. I am trying not to be too lofty in my goals, but I love the change of season it just seems to be a good time to set goals and put them in motion. New season, on to changes! I got so excited about fall I decided to update my page to reflect it.

This last week was a tough one. I was sick all week long. Saturday was by far the worst day. I haven't been taken down that hard in a long time. It felt good to get some sleep, though and I am glad I opted to take some time off from my workouts, my body just felt like it needed a break. I am gearing up to get going today is the first LCW for the BLC so I am ready to rock it!

I am looking on to changes. I am pressing forward starting in October, the beginning of the season, with my happiness project. It is going to coincide with the BLC so it fits. I am looking to encompass an entire ME MAKEOVER. I am beginning my happiness project with the resolution of "Be the Change (at home)". I am a SAH mom so home is my job. It is my sanctuary and I want it to feel like it. Fact of the matter is things are just chaotic. With four very active kids, how could I expect less? As a result, I think we tend to get more irritable with each other than we intend to. All of us. Another fact that I need to realize, I set the tone for the entire day. For all of us. When I wake up snappy and grouchy, it sets that tone for everyone, especially the kids. It is up to me to determine how the day will go. Sometimes, I will admit, it is a lot of pressure and a lot to shoulder, but it is my job. Don't get me wrong, I know that sunshine and birds are not always going to translate to a stellar mood to everyone but it is going to make it easier for me to handle everyone else when I feel good. For my resolution, I am going to work on the following (tentatively) this month:
set the tone for the day - start the day off with a smile
talk with more patience
laugh more, yell less
say yes more than no
daily chores/to do's for the kids (aka nag less)
plan my day (to do list)
Okay really, how do I "set the tone for the day" I think it lends its way to "fake it till you make it". Force myself into a good mood even on the days I am not. Wake the kids up with a smile and a cheerful "good morning". Some days I feel like I start the day off like this:

I feel like I get into the mode of "get 'er done" and feel like I am more business/drill sargent. I need to find that balance of "get 'er done" with laughing and having fun with the kids. So I think all of these aspects of my resolutions really compliment each other. If I can stick to a tentative to do list, I will know what I need to do same with the kids. I created cute little to-do boards for each of the kids in their rooms that I update each day so they know what needs to be done. It is written down. I am not hounding them and constantly telling them what to do. It has really made a HUGE difference in things for both the kids and myself.

For workouts, I am looking to break out of the ChaLEAN rut. I have done ChaLean several times since the birth of my little guy and I just need a break. I am going to bust out the Jari Love DVDs and work out a rotation with them (I have pretty much all of her's).

Oh, before I forget, we put in an application to adopt a new doggie!
She's kind of a Heinz 57 variety mutt but has a combo of corgi and dachshund in her. We're looking at going through a rescue. We have a dog already, Lucy, that we've had for the last 2 years and we love her so much. She's been a tough one to crack her shell. She was definitely mistreated by the family who had her before us (we don't know her history as she was a "drop box dog" so all we have is guesses) which makes us sad becuase she's such a sweet dog. We hope that this little dog can be a good companion to her and help encourage her to come out of her shell a bit more. We've chiseled away bit by bit over the years but it feels like two steps forward, one step back at times. We're keeping our fingers crossed that we can get her, she sounds like the perfect compliment to our dog, mild tempered, not hyper, low-key. Keep your fingers crossed for us!

Finished out Dexter. Yes, I am a fan. No, I didn't like this last season. It felt so... I don't know, un-Dexter like. I am so very disappointed in the outcome of it. I liked the last show of the season and do kind of like how they finished it out, but the season as a whole was such a disappointment. Breaking Bad, on the other hand, is KILLING me, literally! I love Breaking Bad, it is hands down, the best show I have ever watched. Sunday is the series finale and I can't wait to see how they end it. Dave bought me all the seasons on Blu-Ray so when they release this season, we'll pick it up as well. Love the show! It sets the bar higher for what I am willing to spend my time watching (which, isn't much).

Yay for fall! Looking forward to a new season! emoticon
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    Your resolutions are great. I think I would benefit from set the tone for the day and starting the day off with a smile and getting more patience. That has NEVER been my strong suit.

    I like the fall also, summer is my favorite time of the year but the fall rocks because of football, leaves and the snuggly, cool weather! Great blog.
    2219 days ago
    I too love fall great time of the year good luck on getting the new rescue dog
    2219 days ago
    These all sound like they will be changes that WILL make you happy (except the Dexter season and Breaking Bad ending!). I'm so sorry to hear you were sick! Also, in terms of breaking the Chalene rut, would you consider some kind of dance-based fitness? I find it almost impossible to be in a bad mood when I dance. ;-) Hope you're having a FAB week!
    2219 days ago
  • LEASIM1231
    I also feel that new seasons are good times to make new goals!
    2219 days ago
  • JUSTME29
    I wake up a lot of days feeling like that. Actually, most days start out ok, but then by evening I start looking/feeling more and more like the gollum. By night's end I'm full on crazy.

    Finding your happiness is definitely a fall thing. Who can not be happy with the leaves changing, pumpkins brightening up the fields, cooler weather rolling in. I love it!

    Good luck getting the dog you want.
    2219 days ago
    I love your positive attitude and your goal of setting the tone for the day and putting on a smile is great. Make sure you get to bed on time so you get enough sleep. It is hard to be all smiley when you are sleep deprived.

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    PS - I LOVE Fall also.... crunchy leaves on the ground are just the best!

    2219 days ago
  • LIBRA73
    Yay on your goals!

    Sometimes I start my days out looking for my precious as well, especially before make-up!

    I love fall too! I am soooo glad to see fall arrive!

    We adopted two pooches that have been abused over the past few years. They are awesome amazing dogs that have forgiven the human race and love us no matter what happened to them before. I have a corgi mix and let me tell ya, she seemed all laid back but Lordy, this dog has energy! And she is super smart! Look out girl!

    I haven't watched much Dexter, but I am going to. I am hooked on Supernatural at the moment!
    2220 days ago
    Looking forward to hearing about how everything goes for you!
    2220 days ago
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