“Saying ‘I’ll try’ gives yourself permission to fail.” ~author unknown
I just started reading another health related book. The more I learn about how to be good to my body, the more I make better choices. It’s similar to reading the bible on a regular basis. The more you stay in the Word, the more your actions are aligned with the Word.
“Whatever I feed my heart and mind shows up in my life.” ~Dr. Lee
I received a belated born day surprise from a twitter/blog buddy. It was so thoughtful and very much appreciated. After all the changes I’ve made this month, this gift will be a true test of my discipline.
I had a treat last night but did not overindulge. The “old me” would have went IN…immediately! But now, I either have no desire to eat bad things or a small amount satisfies me. I’m making baby steps. Striving for progress, not perfection.
My new lazy breakfast is greek yogurt mixed with a sliced banana. It is an acquired taste, but I like it now.
Now that I’m eating healthy(er) and using raw ingredients (no processed food), I feel like I’m just learning how to “really” cook.
I like the flavor from fresh onions, but I don’t like to EAT onions. I cook with them, then pick them out of my plate. Is that weird?
We didn’t get much snow, only a very light dusting. Problem is – it’s so cold, all of it turned to ice. Grrrrrr!
There goes my weekend. I was supposed to go to a comedy show tonight. But when there’s ice, I don’t take ANY chances. Eight years ago, that’s how I got my first soft tissue injury in the same damn leg. Nerp!
I haven’t had any serious ITB/knee pain or physical setbacks in a while. *knock on wood* Praise Jesus!
I took a yoga class and it reminded me how weak I really am.
The super low temps are making my joints hurt for no reason. Winter used to be my favorite season. Now, me no likey cold air at all.
I finally bought a North Face coat. I don’t think I’ve ever paid that much for a coat in my life. It ate up my shopping budget for the next 2 months. I needed it though.
I cringe when I hear/read people say “I’m in debt. So what, everyone is!” or “I live paycheck to paycheck. So what, everyone does!” Umm…no we don’t. 0_o
Assuming something is ok because everyone else is doing it is a recipe for failure. It’s ok to be different.
I save a lot, but believe me, I spend a lot too – only on what I value though.
When I do spend money, I can tell you where every dime went. Every dime.
Some people thinking the way I track and manage my money is tedious and OCD-ish. I disagree. I have a healthy relationship with money and the way I manage it doesn’t require much effort at all. It’s a habit now and comes as natural as taking a shower and brushing my teeth. How does the saying go…what you focus on the longest becomes the strongest.
IMO, that is an unhealthy relationship with money —> I used to be a money hoarder.
Besides rent/mortgage/saving/investing, my records tell me that I spend the most money on travel. Which reminds me. One of my 3 vacations this year is going to be solo. Trying to plan and coordinate with other people is making me miss out on life.
Over the past few months, I’ve also been spending a lot of money on decorating. I love making my house feel like a cozy home by sprinkling small touches of ME all over the place. If you walked into my house right now, your first thought would be “yep, SM lives here!”
Have I told you how much I love pink? Too many times, huh? Oh ok. Well my bedroom decorations are coming along nicely, just a few minor touches left. When I’m done, I might show a pic on the blog.
Next, I want to start some DIY and craft projects around the house. I never thought I’d enjoy this.
My 2 year big chop anniversary is coming up. My last relaxer was in May 2010; I big chopped in February 2011. I love my real hair, but I want a haircut to give my twistouts and braidouts some shape. I need to find a closer salon that knows how to manage natural hair.
Have you ever used Prezi to replace Power Point? I hear it’s more appealing and interactive for the viewer. This Martin Luther King presentation using Prezi has me sold. I’m going to use it for my next briefing.
Ok, my thoughts are all over the place and I’m getting too random now. Let me pump the brakes.
I hope you stay warm and have a great weekend!