OK, we are starting this off with a big congrats to two of my sweetest bloggy friends!
First of all, Hillary at The Other Mama is growing more than dust bunnies at her house! She made a BIG OLE announcement on her blog today, and I couldn't be happier for her family!
Second, I'm sending out a big KUDO to my emerging partner in crime, Mary. She went out this morning and did water aerobics!!! In the freezing midwest cold! 'Cause she's making this her year. And here at the Triple B- Big Butt Blog- we applaud efforts like that. I like to virtually clap for girls that don't let a thing like below freezing temperatures (or even perhaps forgetting an essential part of her wardrobe for after swimming that made the wet ride home interesting...) stop them from busting it out. WAY TO GO MARY!!!!
Yeah, stuff like that makes me pretty excited.
So what have I done lately? (nervous laughter and shifty eyes- trying to concoct a believable story about my lack of physical activity over the past few days...)
I started using a pedometer... and it's showing me how I don't get as much walking in as I used too...
But nevertheless, tonight is the resuming of my walking group- (Village Mall in Danville IL- 8pm if you are local) so that will help. I will be ready to push some limits this year with my distance. And speed. For tonight, though, I am back to carrying weights when I walk. I probably have to go back to the little fellers, cause there is no way my arms would handle carrying the 5 pounders. YET. So there's a goal.
To be quite honest with you, I haven't worried about exercise because I have been working on my house.
"Sheesh, Charlie- it's the 4th of January! How long can cleaning your house take?"
HAHAHAHA! You have no freaking idea. I started Saturday and I'm not done yet. Right now I have 4 out of 5 rooms presentable. I still have one major room left. MINE. And to say it is a shambles would be a gross understatement. It's pathetic. I have 8 sizes of wardrobes (covering my carpet) stashed in there, a wedding dress- that I had to pull out and then got irritated because I look better now than when Matt and I got married, and I may have thrown a teeny fit about wanting to get new wedding photos which Matt narrowly talked me out of- and who knows what else is in there?
Needless to say, my arms have been getting a workout. I have made it my policy that I throw one thing away at a time, in another room, so I can get extra credit with my pedometer. It takes longer to get finished, but I feel it's worth the effort. It will be nice to have the option of making my bed in the mornings and having a spotless room at 6am. That would be a feat in itself!
Maybe it's that whole attitude of fearlessness I adopted shortly after realizing how much my past was holding me back. I don't know. But something inside me thinks that it's time to step out of my comfort zone and try new things. Like dusting. And push ups. So I have been working like a mad woman to clean the house from top to bottom. I haven't cleaned this much since I was nesting with my son in my belly 7 years ago!
So tonight will be walking 2.5 miles with weights, spending a solid hour cleaning my room, and not giving in to temptations like pasta with grilled onions and hollindaise sauce with a heath covered Klondike bar for dessert. (Not that I did that last night! Oooooh, no. NOT ME!)
Today is all about healthy choices, looking toward the future, and walking myself there. (With teeny tiny steps so the pedometer isn't dissapointed with me!)