I went in, ripped the fat out and felt so much better.
I’m talking about my closet, of course. After last week’s post, I just dove in and started getting rid of stuff. My wardrobe is lighter and easier to manage now. And it was a huge suprise that I have more outfits than I thought I did. Now that I can see everything, I feel like I actually have more clothes.
My “to-go” piles.
Did you do the challenge? What did you find? What did you get rid of?
I was especially happy to reclaim two shirts that I have not been able to wear since mid-2007 (pre-pregnancy). I wore one of them to work on Tuesday. And I got rid of a sweater set I’ve been hanging on to since my mom bought it for my first “real” job as a copy editor in (making a scrunchy face here) 1999. Yikes.
I also discovered I have way too many sweatshirts, but I kept them all. So there.
Workouts this week included more gym time. I’m still slacking a little on getting there. I’m off my game and have not been going as much as I was a few weeks ago. I’ve been sleeping in till 5 on the mornings before work.
After work, I have all the usual chaos: making dinner, chasing dogs around, doing dishes and laundry, and trying to spend a little time with T Junior before he goes to bed. It’s been raining in these parts lately, so we’ve been playing soccer in the living room.
Friday, I actually took him to a soccer class. It was at the Starfire Sports soccer complex where the Seattle Sounders practice. The class for little kids was inside and it was just T Junior, two other little boys and one other girl, who didn’t really want to be there. One end of the indoor field had large roll-up warehouse doors and they were all open — facing a stretch of greenery and the railroad tracks. This was a problem since every time a train whizzed by the kids would all stop what they were doing, even if it was mid-kick, turn and run to the other end of the field to watch the choo-choo.
T Junior warms up.
When we left the complex I had to talk myself out of signing up for a fall adult team. I need to focus on my goal: Seattle Rock ‘N’ Roll in June 2011. First step, heal this shin. Second step, build a base. Third step, start training. Fourth step, run 26.2 miles.
My other “dream” goal — writing a book — is going better now that I’m not blogging so much. I miss being in the blogging loop (bloop?), but I feel proud about how much writing I’ve been doing toward my goal. So, I apologize for not visiting you all as much these days. I’m trying to catch up occasionally. Just know that I’m reading when I can even though I may not have time to comment!
THE SUMMER OF WEIGHT LOSS
I lost half a pound last week, but was happy because that meant that the three pound loss the week before was legit and not just a fluke from weighing myself two days early. So, as of Friday, I’m at 162. I went ahead and got myself my first reward. I’m loving my new lunch box, er, bag.
This week, my challenge for you is: Choose Your Own Challenge. By now, I figure you know what’s hurting, not helping, your weight loss journey. Challenge yourself to correct whatever that might be.
I have two things I need to work on this week: drink more water and get to the gym more often. Starting in the morning. I will be in bed here in 30 minutes so that I can get up at 4:15 and get to the gym.
I hope everyone is doing well! Are you updating the spreadsheet? I haven’t been, but am heading there next. Oh, and if you are on DailyMile or Twitter, please look me up! Have a great week!