Nothing like a little burnt espresso to start the day, yes?
I told myself I’m not really going to blog this morning because I had some computer issues last night that took a heck of a lot of time to fix, so I ended up doing that rather than working. So fun, right? And since sleep is a priority these days, well, that took precedence over late night blogging. It must be your lucky day. Ha ha.
I’ll make this snappy.
Let’s see, Sunday’s workout was a treadmill run at home. 9 miles about 6 of them at MP (7:30). Not sure about the others. I wasn’t really paying attention.
I was about 5 loads behind on laundry and out of laundry detergent, so once my sister-in-law came to the rescue and gave me some to get a few loads done, I was pretty much tackling that and experimenting in the kitchen with my new book the rest of the evening.
Just some Apple Streusel Egg Muffins from the 21 Day Sugar Detox Book.
Stay tuned because I have a review of the book coming in the next few days AND a giveaway. Woo hoo!
So, just because I’m not going to babble on too much this morning, it’s not going to stop me from showing you some fun family pictures from the weekend and giving some unsolicited advice. He he.
It also included flying a kite for the first time.
That was actually the highlight of our weekend.
STUFT Daddy and the boys really wanted to fly a kite the other day.
I have a fear of flying kites to be honest.
Once when I was little my neighbor lost my kite. I told him not to let it out too much, he said it was fine. I told him to stop. He said he just wanted to see if it could get a little further.
And, well, then it was gone.
Ever since then kite flying has just made me a little nervous.
But Friday we had the perfect eagle kite.
The perfect location.
The perfect master teacher to guide us.
I gave it a shot. It still made me nervous. I guess I’m always going to be a little scared I’m going to lose the kite.
These guys helped me though. It’s funny how at their young age, they like to encourage and talk me through things. Good stuff.
I’m a planner. I like everything to be planned out ahead of time, by the book.
STUFT Daddy is more of a spur of the moment kind of guy. I think we balance each other out well.
We were driving home and STUFT Daddy wanted to pull over just to look at something. I wouldn’t do something like that on my own. I should, but generally don’t do things like that.
I’m so glad we did.
We were only there a couple minutes, but they were fabulous.
It was a little reminder that we need to make the time to stop and enjoy the little things in life. I love that Andrew does that for us. I’m so lucky.
So are these guys. They’ve got one heck of an amazing Daddy.
Counting our blessings.
Um, not sure what Joaquin is doing there. Admiring my Handful? Ha ha.
Okay, well, not sure about you, but I’m in need of a little Monday motivation today (and a strong mocha), so here it goes.
So, it’s Monday.
Lately each Monday that comes along I keep finding myself in the same place as the past week.
Changes that I thought were going to happen didn’t really go as planned.
I make the same goals and tell myself things will be different this week.
I have an idea of what I want to accomplish for the week, but that’s about it. Just a rough idea with no clear plan of how exactly to MAKE it happen.
Well, here’s what has worked for me in the past when I really want to commit to a change and this is what I’m doing to reset and plan out some personal goals for the week.
Top Five Tips To Make a Change
- First of all, remind yourself that change takes time. There are always going to be bumps in the road and slip ups are going to happen.
Success rarely happens the first time you try something. In my case, I have to fail about a zillion times before I finally get it.
Remember, no one is counting how many times you try or you have to pick yourself up. It’s your life, your goal, your health and your desire to be a better person.
- Write it down. Get a notebook.
Write down exactly what you want to achieve. WHY you want to do it and WHAT you’re going to do. Not what you’re going to “try”, but what you’re really going to do.
Take time to really think about it. Yesterday I wrote down things I will not miss.
Random, but I was just thinking of some silly habits I have and the negative consequences of them. I won’t miss those and wanted a reminder as a little extra motivation.
- Know that it wont be easy. Be prepared. Achieving goals and making life changes is no walk in the park. Know that it’s going to be tough, but also know that you can handle it.
- Start fresh. Start with a clean slate. A new calendar. Whatever. It’s never too late to start over.
- Go for it. Let the string out and see how high you can fly. Who knows what you can accomplish if you just believe in yourself.
And finally, know that you’re not alone. Someone knows everything about you and is waiting for you to stop holding back and spread your wings and fly. Someone will give you the strength you need.
Okay, I’m off.
Oh, and cheers to a strong new unsweetened mocha with a little extra dark cocoa (since I failed at my first attempt today).
Have a great day!
Let’s tackle new things this week. Let’s fly like eagles, yes?
What was the highlight of your weekend?
When was the last time you flew a kite?
Have any goals you’re working on this week?