Thursday, March 17, 2011

quarter year check

Can you believe we are almost a 4th of the way through the year already?


I thought I would do a little update on how I am doing on all my goals for the year.
Cause I am really focused on them.

I am really eating well and working out 4ish days a week.
My body feels so much better when I put good food into it.
I have occasional cheat days and I am nearly always hungry but I still feel better.
But I read somewhere that you shouldn't fear hunger, so I don't. 
There are worse things than being hungry.
(I know someone is going to comment about the 6 small meals helping to keep you full.  I do that.  It's not working. And I eat lots of fiber and protein.  I am just hungry!)
The scale isn't moving much, but I am to the point of really exercising for health and not for a bikini body.
Cause, let's face it, mama ain't never wearing one of those again...

I am extremely proud of how I am doing on the whole "don't care so much what others think."
I don't know if it is just me getting older and more comfortable with myself,
but I have really made changes here.
And it is so freeing!
My feelings don't get hurt if someone doesn't call me back.
I don't read into things.
I am me.
And I love me!

I have a little work to do on being a better friend.
I have missed lots of book clubs and Mom's nights out.
But I am blaming sickness and fevers and a husband who is slammed at work on this one.
Totally not my fault.
I have made dinner for a fellow preschool mom who was mired down in sickness.
And have sent random cards.
And took banana bread to a neighbor.
So I am trying.
(tooting own horn here)

I haven't really stepped out of my comfort zone yet.
We went dancing last weekend and I danced with abandoned.
And I am NOT a good dancer.
Does that count?
Or the fact that I ran my first under 10 minute mile?
Maybe that counts?

I still have no patience.
Poor Ellie.
And I still don't like water.

And I still haven't done something just for me yet.
But I am kinda diggin' hanging with my family right now.
Haven't really felt the urge yet.

And that's where I am a quarter of the way in.


Toni said...

I enjoyed this post very much. It made me want to put a little more effort into life. :)

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

forever folding laundry said...

I love this.
I think you're doing a great job.
And, um...a mile under 10 minutes?
Go girl!


C. Beth said...

That's pretty awesome, Tia. It looks like this is going to be one of those years you look back on as a year of joy & growth.