Yesterday I received a pair of grey boots that were supposed to be over-the-knee and they were not.
They are going back so I can get these:
Even though my sister said they are like dragging a scarf through winter. I still want them.
We ate tacos for Taco-Tuesday. duh.
Trust me, I would if I could.
And left over Pho for dinner.
I know, that’s the same picture from the first night we ate it but I swear it felt like the same amount.
I have lost ZERO pounds this month. I was supposed to lose 5. We are going to Cancun in February so we have a plan and a chart.
According to my chart. I should have lost five pounds.
As I stared at the scale this morning, I thought DAMMIT PHO! Of course, it could also be that I have only exercised like five times this month.
I was feeling like my days are getting away from me. I make a to do list, but don’t do it. Or if I do, I am obsessive about it and cranky if Justin talks about anything else besides the to-do list. The longer my to do list gets the more I want to take a nap.
I have to get control over this. After all, I am my own boss. I have complete control over my day for the most part.
Get it together!
When one of our clients is having a hard time and I feel lost on what to do, I take pen to paper.
- What are the goals? What do I want to have happen?
- What I know to be true or what is actually happening.
- What needs to change or who needs to change in order to get to the goal?
So, I applied this to myself yesterday morning.
Writing it all out makes me break down the issues into parts. And the more I write, the clearer the action steps become.
As soon as I wrote the words “set up a time schedule” I though A-HA that’s it and back up to the top of the page I went.
This is not a new thing for me. I mean, the tag line for my blog is “running from sugar, CHASING BALANCE, living everyday grateful”.
It comes up often. I love to do so many things, how can I fit them all in and not drive Justin crazy?
I have the most energy first thing in the morning. The second my feet hit the floor…..
And some days I do everything the way I want and my day flows smoothly, but most days I drink coffee and play Facebook games for two hours and then run around hysterical, sweaty and frantic trying get the four things I REALLY needed to get done in 5 minutes before I get our clients up.
Also, sometimes I spend so much time on my to-do list that I run out of time to actually DO any of it. Sometimes making the to-do list is the most fun part because I use different color pens and maybe some stickers. Basically I just want to color but since I am a grown up I call it my to-do list.
I did the above brainstorming and came up with a new morning routine since those are the two hours that I have no outside interference. Those two hours set me up for my whole day.
I downloaded the book, “The Happiness Project” and even started reading it. I felt very accomplished and advised Justin on my plan and that things were going to run much smoother now that I had a plan.
This morning I woke up at 6am instead of 5am.
Soooooo an hour late. DAMMIT PHO!
In other news from yesterday
we had to replace a $300 headlight. #areyoufreakingkiddingme
Of course, I was ready to just trade it in and buy a new car but Justin reminded me that we haven’t had to change a headlight in seven years and that maintenance has to be done on cars.
Change a headlight? Isn’t that car maintenance from the 70’s?
I think the guy saw who he was dealing with so he gave me two free car washes and some candy bars along with my bill.