Take a moment

I had the day off from babysitting today. That means I have time to get the house cleaned up and laundry done. Two things that are never ever 100% done in my house. There is always something to clean and at the end of the day ,dirty laundry shows up again.

I straightened the house, swept, cooked, and started laundry. It’s going on 1:15 and I have a list of things that I need to do but I didn’t want to start another project. I wanted to go outside. The sun is out , it’s sixty degrees and it’s a beautiful afternoon that will not last long. Forecast says snow flurries are coming in by late tonight or early tomorrow morning.

So, I took a moment and put me first. I deserve an hour outside doing something fun and good for me too. I put on my headphones and jogged a mile around my house. Then when I finished I walked a couple more miles. It was so much fun. I usually jog a round in circles at the church but it was a nice change. It was also more of challenge since our yard goes up and down and I would go from a gravel driveway to the yard.

I had no idea that taking a moment for me and letting the housework go would be okay. It was though, it was okay to put me first. I usually put off doing something for me until I get everything done and then it’s too late or I’m too tired. If I would of waited just an hour later it would of been too cold. In one hour the weather went from sunshine and partly cloudy to just windy and cloudy.

My message is this. It’s okay to take a moment. Sometimes a moment is what we need to feel our best. It’s good for our mental health and emotional well being. I struggle with taking moments for myself because just like a lot of things in my life The Struggle is Real!

Have a Blessed Day and Take a moment!

Weighing In

I got up this morning and decided to weigh myself. I was very annoyed that the scale did not read the lower number I had expected. I mean, I did really good yesterday and I didn’t think expecting a five pound weight loss was too much to ask.

I know this is not how weight loss works. They say you can’t expect to lose weight all at once because you don’t gain it all at once. Maybe so but I can gain five pounds quicker than I can lose one pound. I guess that’s why I want to see results now.

I decided not to let it get me down and go on and enjoy the day I had ahead of me. On the way to town I seen a baby deer, a chipmunk and a squirrel. The scenery was beautiful with all the fall foliage. It was a great day!

If I let the scale ruin my day today, then in actuality I would not have very many good days. The scale is rarely on my side. My weight goes up and down like a roller coaster.

Why do I continue to weigh myself? Because one day that scale will have to reflect a positive outcome to all the hard work I put in. It will show no matter how many times I was defeated, giving up was not an option.

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Have a Blessed Day!