It has definitely been a busy week. I’ll catch you up as quickly as I can, considering it’s been an entire week!
I was so busy with work last week, that I did not take time to write about my progress. Day 13 I had a long work day, leaving home at 6:30am and returning home about 8:30pm. I got in a workout in the morning and made smart food choices until dinner, when I chose to eat at an awesome little Brewery / Pizza Kitchen in the town I ended my day in (prior to the 90 minute drive home). It was worth it. The food was awesome, and I was definitely ready for a beer! – I still managed to stay within my calorie goal! I obviously did not get any decluttering done, but I was a ray of sunshine and positivity to every single human I interacted with. In all, a great day! Day 14 was another long work day, but no travel. Workout was a good one, food choices were all good, and the attitude was good. Nothing spectacular, but all good! (Down 4 pounds total) Day 15 was another “on the road” day. I had a meeting with some colleagues. It just happened to be the birthday of one of my colleagues and someone made cake. I took a teeny tiny piece of cake. It was so moist and delicious that I took a bigger piece. Yum! Then, I stopped and had lunch with Daughter Number Two on my way back to my office. By the time I got back to my office I felt like I’d been run over. I was so draggy and out of sorts. I started wondering if that cake was such a good idea. I had very little energy the rest of the day and dropped into a chair when I got home, where I remained until I put myself to bed. Sugar be damned! Day 16 started off very slowly. I almost felt hungover I was so tired and out of sorts, from the onset of the day. I didn’t work out. I did manage to go through more closets and belongings and felt amazing about the hours spent decluttering my space. Daughters 3 and 4 helped me do the weekly housework: dusting, vacuuming, bathroom cleaning, etc. Ah, the feeling of a clean house is so good! The decluttering makes it even better. D2 and her roommate came home from college for a visit, so I made homemade pizza and some healthy peanut butter banana cookies. It was a nice, quiet visit and a bright spot in the weekend! I was within my calories that day, and found an awesome guided meditation for bedtime. Day 17: Woke up feeling re-energized and amazing! I did an awesome workout – an hour of cardio at a super pace (for me) and then did a 7 minute HIIT. AMAZING! Went to my mother’s and spent some time with her, drinking coffee and just being. When I got home from her house I made homemade (healthy) pancakes for brunch. They were so good! D3 ate 5 or 6 of them…and NO, I did not tell her they were healthy. Later, I did some more decluttering. I also spent some time working on “Save the Date” announcements for Daughter Number One’s wedding. D2 had started them the day before, because she has the best handwriting. She didn’t get them finished by the time she left, so I worked on them with the 2 other girls. We had a little assembly line of write, stuff, seal, stamp. It seemed like no time and we had them all done! What a truly amazing and awesome day, finished with gratitude journal and meditation. Day 18 was another good day. Good workout and meditation in the morning, good (not great) food choices, and I managed some more decluttering! It brings a sense of accomplishment as well as a certain peace to have the spaces becoming uncluttered. I was positive and loving all day, even when I had what I might have become negative over in the past come up. I ended the day spending time with the family!
I love seeing some results of my cleanse, but feeling the results is so much better!
“People who produce good results feel good about themselves.” ~ Ken Blanchard