Time for something new. On a monthly basis, I will be doing a “Currently ” post just as a catch up of what’s going on.
So here we go…
I was working on building a table out of a cable spool – BUT I actually finished it yesterday!! The spool had been sitting in the garage for a year and I’ve been trying to figure out a way to refurbish it. ( with some supervising from my dad) We measured out the holes and drilled in the dowels. I also sanded down the spool and painted it with a light vanish. I’m really happy with how it turned out. DIY for the win!
I fell off the wagon with my workouts. I made it to week 9-10 before I ran into some challenges. It started with two weeks of being on the road for work. I felt tired and drained. I also took some time to self reflect on how I lost my motivation mojo. I realized two things:
1. I was comparing myself to other girls that I followed who have BBG accounts . I felt defeated when I saw their results at week 8, 9, 10.. and I didn’t have the same.
2. While I was wasn’t eating terrible , I certainty wasn’t eating as well as I could. I felt tired and blah.
So I’ve made the decision to restart the BBG program from scratch. Week 12 ( the last week of the program) will happen to fall on the last week of the year. I’m calling it my reverse New Year’s Resolution. Oh, and I also unfollowed those accounts that were messing with my brain.
It’s part of the Desire Map series by Danielle Laporte.I really like how it gets you to think about your joys, desires, choices and goals.I’ve put this on my Christmas list ( and presently it is the only thing on there as I have a blank for anything else I want).
Which brings me to Triumph…
About a month ago, I read this snippet out of ” The Gratitude Diaries” ( that book I won’t stop talking about):
“The problem with stuff is that we get used to it. We want something, we want it, but as soon as we have it, we stop noticing or caring”.
The book goes on to talk about how the neurons in our brains fire and get excited when we see something new and exciting. The problem is that the excitement fades, which in turn makes us want more to get that excitement again and therefore, buy more. What we buy will never be enough. Shortly after reading this, I found myself standing in the closet, staring at all the clothes I have bought and realizing how none of them seem to matter. I had bought them out of boredom, because I thought I ” needed” them, and some for no reason at all. I haven’t had the desire to go to the mall since reading this. I’m struggling with my required Christmas list to give to my family as I’m realizing there is really nothing I need ( the journal included). My whole perception of things and the need for stuff has completely shifted. As someone who has struggled with the needed for stuff, I consider this a win.
Scandal. I watched a few episodes years ago but never really got into it. I’m now on Season 3 on Netflix and it has taken over all of my evenings.
Bane of my existence..
The back of our fridge and it’s alter ego need to be a freezer. I fiddled with the temperature I don’t know how many times, but without fail, if a jug of milk gets once inch too close to the back BOOM. Ice cube
Our annual Halloween party is this weekend. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned but I use to hate Halloween growing up. Chris got me into the idea of throwing a party last year and it was a blast. I’ve been working on decorating while Chris is away at work so we are almost ready to go for Saturday. My goal is to not go to bed at 10pm for a ‘quick nap’ this year #31goingon80
–> What are you excited for?
–> Do you have any DIY projects that have worked out great?
–> What are you loving right now?