Seeing Some Results

6 06 2011

After a full week of hard work, determination, focus and INTENTION I am already seeing some results of making better choices. I haven’t weighed in or measured my waist again yet, so I’m not sure of those results, BUT I’m noticing a lot of physical results! I have more energy, I’m really thinking about the things I’m eating, and I’m actually (gasp!) looking forward to my time in the gym each day.

This weekend we were pretty busy. We watched our friends 9-year-old and 4-year-old daughters. In preparation for this visit I HAD to clean my house. LOL I swept and mopped the living room, kitchen, hall and bathroom. And let me tell you, that was a LOT of floor to clean! I also cleaned up the kitchen and cleaned the bathroom. Got in a little bit of a work out I dare say. 😉

Since we don’t have kids, our house is a tad boring. So, after watching a movie we headed out to the park. Yes, it was about 1 million degrees in the shade, but it was really fun! We walked around and watched the girls play for a while before taking them back home. Normally after such an adventure I’d be beyond exhausted. Don’t get me wrong, I was tired, but I was also exhilarated. The activity of the day felt good, rather than draining. It felt good to get out of the house, to run around outdoors and not just stay cooped up inside all day.

If you know me at all, you know that I really, REALLY enjoy vegging out. 🙂 Watching TV and movies while I crochet or make bows is how I like to decompress from my week. It was a great change in pace to do something active on my day off rather than lounge around the house. I actually felt less tired.

I firmly believe this is due to my recent lifestyle focus. It’s exciting to see these changes, rather than waiting for a number on the scale or even on the tape measure. Of course those measurements are very important, but for me they become a distraction to the point of self-sabatoge. So while I figure out what works for me on this journey, I’m going to continue to focus on making healthy choices, staying and getting more active, and accepting myself where I am.

So what did you do this week that made you proud of yourself?