Today’s post is probably going to be a bit of a hodgepodge… I am currently sitting down to write this with no topic in mind, so please bear with me! :o)
Sunday was a bit of a crazy day. We have friends who are starting their own church. Their first official service was yesterday, so we went to support them. They did such a great job pulling everything together! They are really following God’s lead for their life and just trusting in Him… it is so inspiring to see!
After church, we went out for a quick lunch with my parents. They came back to our house with us and my dad watched Zeeva while Thomas worked. My mom and I proceeded to do the following:
- washed the dishes
- cleaned the kitchen
- straightened up Zeeva’s room (which was quite the undertaking… check out my update to my 30 x 30 x 30 list! I only have 29 left now!)
- straightened up the living room
- vacuumed Zeeva’s bedroom, the hallway and the living room
- washed, folded and put away FIVE loads of laundry
Whew! I am tired just thinking about it! Thankfully, my dad made dinner while we worked, so I did not have to worry about that. Chicken Enchilada Casserole… mm mm good! We had it for dinner tonight too!
Onto my weight-loss journey… I am still in recovery mode with my toe. I am not having much pain, although I can still only wear sandals. I do have a lot of itching though, which I think is a reaction to the shots they gave me to numb my toe. A LOT of itching. :o/ It happened last time too. Thankfully, that is subsiding. So I am hoping to get back into a normal workout routine soon! I might even try taking a walk around my neighborhood with Zeeva tomorrow. It is the last day of Indian Summer weather, so it seems like a shame to not get out and enjoy it. I did do a workout video this morning… Crunch: Cardio Salsa! Actually, I should say that I TRIED to do the video. Zeeva sat and watched me for the first few minutes, clapping her hands and shaking her tushie… she is the best cheering section ever! And, boy, does that girl love to dance! After about five minutes, however, she decided that I was playing a new game with her. So she followed me all over the room as I did my workout moves and would try to climb up my legs if I stood still for even a split second… All this while giggling hysterically. It was comical! I was scared that I was going to kick her or something, so I tried holding her after a while. The added weight, though, made the workout a bit too much for me. I did get through about 3/4 of it though! And I actually felt energized while doing it, which is great. I was worried that I would hate it, since I have not done anything like that since last Wednesday. But it felt surprisingly good to get back in the grove with a workout. I am very proud of myself for not giving up! The old me would have definitely taken this toe setback as a chance to just fall back on my old ways. I have been doing fairly good though! Not perfect, but definitely nothing catastrophic! :o)
All in all, I am feeling pretty positive. I have gotten some things done around the house that I have been avoiding, which has me thinking about other things that I want/NEED to do in the near future. I am still feeling optimistic about my weight-loss journey. However, I will say that I am not expecting much of a loss this week and I actually will not be surprised if I even gain a tiny bit. I went from walking and doing other exercise pretty much every day to nothing for 5 days straight. It was unavoidable. That is just how life is sometimes. I am not going to beat myself up over it though. I know I am on the right track, I just had a little setback. I am picking up where I left off!
Oh, and I just remembered that I have some exciting news to share! Are you ready?? You sure??? :o) Zeeva stood up in the middle of the room all by herself for the first time today! OK, sorry, I know that probably is not all that exciting to the vast majority of you, but it is pretty exciting in my world… and this is my blog, so you will just have to deal with it! ;o) Seriously though, she has been trying to do that for at least a couple of weeks now and has not ever been able to get all the way up. And she did today… and promptly fell back on her tushie. LOL… oh well, it is a start!
Now I am off to attempt to get some sleep! Sometimes I just have to empty my brain before sleep will come… tonight was one of those nights. I wish you all a wonderful night’s sleep and a glorious Tuesday!