Spring Fever - I think I officially am having spring fever and it is quite silly since weíve had such a mild mild winter! I havenít been cooped up but the sight of no snow in my yard and seeing kids out on their scooters and bikes makes me just wish February right
out of here!! I was going to start this thread off with the theme of spring cleaning but I decided cleaning wasnít quite the right word. More like Spring Refreshing?? Looking for new ways to make everything exciting and meaningful. I donít need to remind myself the importance of exercise nor the importance of healthy eating - sometimes I just need a nudge to make it a more ďfunĒ concept. I need some challenges this year vs. just keeping
on with what I am doing. I am doing great and have established a whole different lifestyle and most of it has become second nature. Now I need to step into a new dimension and my goals this year are to push myself towards some kind of goal other
than meeting my weekly exercise goals. Iím waiting for something to bop me over the head and then Iíll know what it is Iím looking for. I look at the trips in Shape Magazine
and Self (where they go climb a mountain together) and want to do that stuff but the logistics with my DHís work and the little kids is out of the question at the moment. Much more likely to happen 5 years down the road so I need to find something close to
home. I have officially decided that running is not my sport nor is my body made for it so those are the easiest events to push for. Any suggestions????
My whole downstairs was supposed to be a quick remodelling of one wall and now we pretty much gutted the whole thing and started over. I donít like to live in chaos (yes I have everything in itís place most of the time) and I so look forward to this Friday when a majority of the overhaul is done and I can put everything back. The walls are painted, trim and all the woodwork is going up today, the new furniture is in the garage but the carpet doesnít get installed until Thursday. I will be so HAPPY when the carpet installer leaves!!
We seem to have a lot of chaos around here. We are switching around the bedrooms, redid our living room, and have been boxing up and cleaning up (which means trips to
Goodwill, library, and shelters). We redid our garage which is so pretty now that we took a picture to remind ourselves when it gets all sloppy again!!
Calmer times are ahead for me after the holiday and the kids birthdays. I will be going to Seattle in April if the airfares ever go down again. They were down a week or two ago
and stupid me did not buy the tickets right away because I was still deciding. Now I have to stalk the airline sites. It will just be the boys and I plus my mom is flying in from Denver and we are staying with one of my sisters. We canít decided where we are going for summer vacation but I assume it will be back towards my parents in CO.
JS - Yes the list of foods in my house that are ďgoodĒ to eat has been helpful. If only the paper would hop off the wall and measure the stuff out
I know what triggers my stress
eating so I am looking for ways to stop that but easier said than done. I am trying to pat myself on the back for what I have accomplished over the past few years and lately when
I read ďsuccessĒ stories I am happy that they are people that have taken at least 2 years to get where they want to in life. I still struggle with the fact that 15 pounds more to go
would put me in a sucess story for myself but there isnít anything wrong with the current me. I get annoyed when I see someone who is 5í8Ē and is the same weight as me but they usually have much different body types. Iíve short and curvy whereas they are
usually much straighter. I just need some more inches
Catherine - Darn you are on the beach sunning right now!!!! Iím envious but I did that for many years.......next year I finally get a tropical vacation again! Whoopee!
Raychel - I agree that you are living the fit life. I really am thinking about heading in that direction when my youngest goes off to school. Not sure where to start out though - Iíve
got about 2 years to figure out where I should head because I think my family is tired of the daycare business (not annoyed but they look forward to it ending). Maybe that should
be my fitness goal - a fitness job!!
Juno - I hope you are enjoying the club so much that you havenít even been able to sit down at your computer! I know my time is less - I hardly post at any of the sights. I have
too many things to do. I think it was a fun thing when I first figured out how to post and converse but now I am back to living in my present life vs. my computer life. However this place still holds a dear spot in my heart since I donít think Iíd have come this far without the 3FC.
Okay my house is yelling clean me, clean me! Plus I still have to hit my Sunday exercise regime. Have a great week everyone!!