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Day 12 of 56

Monday, May 29, 2017

emoticon I slept the whole night!!! Well, I slept till 5 AM, but that is great!! I haven't slept a whole night in MONTHS!!! I'm so happy! I got up and started to eat on my carrot snack and then looked at the time and was like, nah, it's time to Thrive!! So I woke up for the first time in months, on time and fully awake. I've been getting more sleep since starting Thrive and I wish I had started it sooner. I will be honest (I try to always be) the supplements gave me reflux this morning, but usually I drink a lot more water with it, so that is probably the problem. The reason I got up? Woke up and had to get a dream out of my head. Ever do that? Just know that if you don't get up for at least a few minutes you're going to go right back into that dream.

I hurt my knee! I was on the floor a lot yesterday cleaning DD's room (what a disaster it was!), we did a lot of decluttering, so proud of her for donating so much. But somehow I managed to make my knee flare up. Either that or one heck of a storm is coming our way. I iced it and put my ointment on it. Still aching this morning. I didn't work out yesterday because even the ointment didn't work. If the ointment works this morning, I'm going to work out, I have a challenge goal to meet!!!

I'm going to be adding strength training this week. I'm going to do a 30 day core challenge and an arm challenge. I seriously need more strength in those particular places. My core is the weakest it has ever been, and I'm done with that!

I wrote yesterday on "And So The Adventure Begins," and I really feel like it has. Thrive has given me a new outlook. I'm able to be so energetic and get things done, but I'm also able to relax and just enjoy life! For the first time in months I am... I'm content, I'm happy, I'm energetic, I'm relaxed, I'm just plain joyful at times. Because I'm not stuck in my chair wishing I had the motivation to get up. It started, day one, like this: I needed to get some stuff done, but I didn't want to, I was still very depressed. But when I thought about doing them, I realized I had the energy to! So I got stuff done anyway, even though I didn't 'want' to, I realized I had the 'able to.' I don't know if I was able to describe that well enough, but that will have to do.

I'm looking at the house, I have so much decluttering to be done, and for once I see it as a challenge to be enjoyed instead of an insurmountable burden. Let me explain. I've found joy in donating and getting rid of things! Flylady is right! It feels so liberating to be getting rid of things that weigh you down! I can't wait to tackle my closet and the closet under the stairs next! I can't wait to be able to look at my closet and LIKE the way it looks. I can't wait to be able to walk into the closet under the stairs instead of opening the door and things falling out. It's going to take a lot of hard work, but for once I feel like I can do it.

We are moving (I know, I've mentioned it a lot!) and at first it seemed like this huge thing that there was no way I could do!! But now I feel like not only do I have the energy to do it, but it's going to be fun!!

DH finally tried on the pants I bought for him for me to practice hemming on and someone had already hemmed one of them! They fit perfect! I'm so glad I bought two pair so I could have one to practice on and he has some new pants to wear to work while I work on these. Nifty! I watched my class on hemming pants again and found a whole other class on hemming jeans, so thankful for that! I need to find some pants for me to hem! I need more pants that fit!! I'm going to start sewing more, I need the practice! I wish I had a real life teacher with projects for me to do so I could get even more help and practice and correction for when I do something wrong!! *sigh* One day I'll be able to take a sewing class irl, for now I'll stick with my online classes and do the best I can!

emoticon I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day, but please remember the reason we have this day off. It's not national BBQ and fishing day. It's Memorial Day, a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered. For our fallen heroes and the families and friends they left behind, I salute you. God bless. emoticon

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