Monday, January 30, 2012

scenes from the weekend + committing to...

is there any better way to kick off a monday than with a photo of two cats holding paws? (and yes, those're my two fluffs: zadie -- who i just caught clawing up a chair! -- on the left and oscar on the right.)

i didn't quite feel like myself last week: a combination of hormones and the busy last week of an equally busy month led to intense feelings of lethargy and a strong urge to hole up in my apartment. so that's just what i did, in between pre-planned commitments, and it was wonderful. sometimes you just need a weekend of pajama pants, tea and blankets. (oh, and this soup. soup is pretty great, too.)

this week is starting on a super-busy note, too -- lunches and dinners and post-work appointments have the next few days of my calendar filled -- but i'm looking forward to the beginning of a new week. and, on wednesday, new month -- can you believe it'll be february already?

and speaking of new weeks, here are my commitments for this one:

+ make time for physical activity every day, even if that means getting up earlier, and make sure most of it is outside.

+ speaking of getting up earlier, i need to actually do just that. i've been a little bit better lately, but my goal is to be out of bed and in the shower by 7:30 a.m. (so not that early to many of you, i know) every day this week so i'm not scrambling like a crazy lady to get out the door. i hate that feeling. why do i do it to myself?

+ remember that whole eat-less-sugar thing? yeah, i sort of failed on that last week. back to it tomorrow. (related: fruits and veggies, and lots of them.)

+ wear bright lipstick every day. i make a commitment to do this periodically and it is such a mood lifter.

+ no complaining. i found myself whining about being tired and not feeling well a lot this weekend (sorry, friends). so this week, i'm going to try not to complain at all (a goal inspired by chelsea). it's an interesting experiment, for sure, but one that i bet will open up some new possibilities.

and you? what are your goals for the week? please do share!

photo of my fluffs by me


  1. What an inspiring entry. Will do what you listed last, I felt like I've been complaining too of being tired last week. I want to be the energetic one this week or on weeks to come. :)

    1. thanks so much! i feel the same way. :)

  2. I can relate to pretty much every bit of this post. The feeling tired, complaining, and needing more exercise and less sugar especially. Oh, and about the busy week ahead? Take a deep breath and a day at a time. ; )

    1. thanks, adrienne! i hope you have a good week as well. xo