Friday, March 8, 2013

Just do(ing) it...

I have read that it takes 66 days or repetitions to make something a habit. I have kept my promise to myself and (re)started going to the gym. I have worked out 4 times in the past 7 days. Thank you very much. Only 62 more times and hopefully it'll stick. By then I am looking forward to seeing some changes.

Habits; I love them and I hate them. I love the habits of kissing my husband good morning. Getting the coffee going each morning. Making my family wholesome things to eat. I hate habits like washing dishes, the endless parade of laundry that never seems to stop, my pesky dog who reminds me at 2:30 every day that Elizabeth will be home soon and should feed him the SECOND she walks into the house. But, really, if I step back I guess I should be grateful. Grateful that I have dishes to wash because that means that we have enough food to eat. Grateful that I have an endless supply of laundry because that means that I have more than enough clothing to adequately clothe my family. Grateful that I can afford to feed my pesky dog because he can be quite funny when he wants to be and makes a good companion. 

So even though I know I should be grateful, I don't always want to be. I get some relief out of complaining about it. I need to change my attitude...help me be accountable for for my habits!! 

Can you find joy in the small things? 

I am also working on a little something...I'll let you know all about it next week. Hint: it should compliment the workout/less Nutella thing I've got going on.

Oh, and in case you were wondering I only ate Nutella off a spoon 2 times in the past 7 days. That's progress...

God bless from my imperfect mess.