Yesterday I told myself that I was going to walk further than I had been doing. To go outside, walk further and make it an epic adventure with the kids.
I usually will walk on the treadmill and cool down walking by myself on our property, all before the kids wake up. I sometimes take the boys out in the back yard but I limit them unless we go to a park or something.
In my head I make all these plans. I’m going to do this. I’m going to do that, and a lot of time it don’t get done or I completely forget even if I write it down because I forget to look back at the paper. Lol. A lot of times I’m just a hot mess. So I need to find a better way because I need to make more changes.
So today, I got the boys ready pulled out the stroller put Raiden in it and was wearing IV on my back and we set off. I didn’t know how far I was going to go but I went with how we all were feeling.
I love taking pictures so everytime I stopped to take a pic Raiden fussed and said keep going. He was very vocal about this. It was new me but you know I appreciated it because it kept me going. My legs were burning. I was sweating. This was a good thing to stay on a pace because I need to become more fit. He was like a coach to me.
I really want to lose at least 100 lbs.
4 years ago I was on a regimen and lost 50 lbs. It was hard work and I did it. Then i was pregnant the following 3 years after that. So I know I can do this. I’m not pregnant anymore. I just have to get into better habits again, and today felt great to start the week! I don’t know how far I walked but we were gone for over an hour. This walk was on top of my normal workout routine, so I’m really feeling it now. I’m sore but a good sore.
I’m going to do this walk every day and go to other places to mix it up and see our neighborhood better. It’s so beautiful out here. It’s very scenic. There’s even a nice farm with cows, horses, sheep, other animals. There are local geese that congregate around here too. They haven’t migrated south yet but I know they will soon. They have been practicing their lineups and switch outs. I get really into paying attention to how they communicate with each other.
I’m glad I took action on another thing I tell myself to do. Winter is coming and I’m not going to let that stop me either. I’ll just tandem babywear the boys.
Go outside and take a walk.
Do a little more every day!
It’s good for you.
Who decided that girls should wear pink and boys should wear blue? My logical sense doesn’t understand that logic. Males and females are attracted to all colors. Colors make you feel Wonderful when we are drawn to them. So we all should wear whatever color you feel like wearing all of the time!
My husband and I agreed that we would work on unraveling these brainwashed views with in us. We honestly feel a lot lot of views are not right. So we do more of what feels right and not limit ourselves. It still will be not what many would do but this is our life to make the right decisions for us. We want our children to do the same. So when it comes to clothing we have them wear all colors. So they don’t see sides but go with what they are naturally drawn to.
Do what feels right🌈❤️
I woke up ready to start my day putting clothes away and hung up since it needed to be done. And yes it was with the boys awake unfolding all the clothes I was folding and on top of Charles because he was still asleep. I then came downstairs to make breakfast and the kitchen was a mess. I had asked the girls to clean up before the went to bed and it never happened food was even left out.
I was so frustrated. Like how can all of this get so messy so fast. I started cleaning up and then I said to myself “Stop what you’re doing” . I looked at Charles and said “I’m done cleaning this fucking house.” He looked at me because I use a cuss word but hey it got his attention. Then I said,
“I’m on Strike!”
He was so quiet. Mind you the girls were still sleeping and it was going on noon time. I was so mad. So I went upstairs to wake them up and their room was a disaster. I go in their bathroom and not only is the toilet paper gone and not replaced but the fucking roll was on the floor. I came back down stairs saying “I’m done!”.
I went outside for some fresh air and calm myself down. I did some deep breathing sets and then one of my friends calls me. I told her perfect timing. I chatted with 3 of my good friends that day and had alone time to get work done and brain dump onto paper. When I was all done that evening, magically the house was clean. Go figure.
Today I had to run out to do an errand and this one street I often drive through as a short cut holds this small business. A woodworking workshop called Dan’s Woodworking Shop. I always wanted to stop by but didn’t feel like it would be good to bring my little kids into. Until today because I was by myself.
So I impulsively stopped in the middle of the road and backed up and parked in the driveway. I was greeted by Dan himself. He showed me around his shop and the furniture he was working on. It was so cool. I was smiling so hard my cheeks started to get sore. I felt this huge excitement within. I told him how I was a carpenter and want to get back into my passion of furniture making and restoration. So he gave me lot of advice and even offered to help in many ways. He referred me to many local businesses who could possibly provide supplies you can’t just buy in a store too.
It’s steps to achieve goals.
I am so glad I stopped and met Dan today. Another local connection.
Sometimes you have to just stop resisting yourself. Stop fighting yourself. Stop procrastinating. Stop doubting yourself. Start listening to yourself. Start acting on what you really want to do. Start feeling good. Start being yourself!
There is only ONE you!
One big reason I will always love living in New England is because of the season of Autumn. It gets a little bit colder, so I’m not sweating as much and I can actually breathe. Fall festivals and fairs are everywhere. I get to wear my boots and sweaters that make me feel wonderful. The leaves start changing from green to hues of red, yellow and orange. It’s so beautiful!
When I reflect, sometimes I feel like it’s also the time of year to make needed changes with my life. To let go of things or even people who are no longer serving me. Letting go of even material things I’m no longer going to use.
Sometimes letting go can give yourself the chance to become greater and happier. Just like shedding leaves in Autumn.