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Day 292

Monday, October 19, 2015

Day 1 of my new workout routine, Sunday, was half a success. I worked out in the morning, I spent time outside, but I did not get my walking or strength training in. I'm not upset though, I was super active and on my feet the day before, so much more than I normally do that my hips and feet were just one big ache by the time I went to bed! Sunday, I had an anxiety attack on the way home from church. I had forced myself to stay in church even though my anxiety was going up, and I should have just left. Having an anxiety attack while driving is not good! And it wiped out my energy for several hours, till I thought to drink some green juice.

Today I'm going to work on my plan, since I didn't really do that over the weekend, I stayed super busy Saturday and a mess on Sunday. I need a strength training plan for at least 3 days a week. So I'm going to say Monday, Thursday and Saturday. That best fits my schedule. I need to work on my school schedule as well. And my cleaning schedule.

The thing with my cleaning schedule is that while it looks good on paper, it never works in real life. Especially with me homeschooling. I have to be present for the kids, even when they are doing stuff on the computer or things they do by themselves. I guess I need to trim things down. Or rearrange them. My busiest day for cleaning is also my busiest homeschool day (Monday).

I'm going to set alarms on my phone to go off to remind me to go walking twice a day. I'll take the dog with me, he needs to learn how to walk on a leash better. He's such a mess. I'm thinking about getting training lessons from somewhere, I don't know how to train a small dog. If I get onto him or try to train him, he just runs and hides, and once he has decided that he is going to run away from you, there is no catching him. Poor thing was on the streets for months we think, so he still has that skittishness in him. He's gotten much better, but he still has a little of that leftover.

Got these babies in the mail over the weekend. I was such a mess last week I forgot to take them. Taking them, my adult acne all but goes away (I still get little ones every now and then). So not taking them for a whole week, my face broke out like you would not believe. I almost didn't want to go anywhere because of it. I hate having acne, but the Juice Plus, over time, gets rid of it. It gives me more energy, all kinds of things. But, that is an awful lot of big capsules to take. A lot.

My perfectionism often gets the better of me. If I can't do it perfectly, why do it at all, right? I struggle with this every day.

But here is the thing. I know I can do all these things I'm wanting to do. I was known as Suzy Homemaker at work because I always had things neat and tidy and well organized... and I baked cookies and brought them into work once a week. But I had things so well organized, that I know I can do that here too. I kept my workspace so neat and tidy, I know I can do it. Heck, before I joined the military I cleaned houses for a living! So I know I can do that. I have the 'how to' I just need the 'want to', and I think I'm finding it.

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    1588 days ago
    Always use food treats when you are training your dog. Start with a very short walk and every time she doesn't pull on the lead, give her a treat. When she starts pulling, don't move. Let her come to you by calling her name and then give her another treat. Eventually she will understand how to walk on a lead. It takes patience and consistency. EVERYDAY you must work with her.
    Now about your "messy" home. How about delegating some of the work out to your children and husband. You shouldn't have to do it all by yourself. Or ever lb. you lose, put a dollar in a jar and save it for a day to hire a housekeeper. That would be a very cool goal, someone hired to clean your home! What a concept! Have a good one!
    1589 days ago
    Hang in there, you sound like you are really do well. Think back 1-2 months ago. I think you are much better. Hugs. You got this and you can do it.
    1589 days ago
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    I learned this phrase from Hannah Keeley " Sloppy success is better than perfect failure". As a recovering perfectionist myself using this phrase to help ease my anxiety and frustration has been a blessing. Hope it becomes a blessing to you too! Have a wonderful evening.
    1589 days ago
    I'm sorry you had such a struggle yesterday. It's great that you aren't giving up, but forging ahead with your plan. I hope you have a great week.
    1589 days ago
  • SILVER1369
    It is good that you were busy on Saturday and that you did not get upset with Sunday not working the way you planned; It is more than ok. Today is a new day and another chance to do it. You will get everything into place and be amazed at how well everything works out. Have a wonderful day!

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    1589 days ago
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